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UEFI Bug - m900 Tiny - NVMe SSD - PCIe AER

Q: UEFI Bug - m900 Tiny - NVMe SSD - PCIe AER

I recently purchased a m900 Tiny and installed an Intel 600p NVMe SSD in it. It immediately started showing errors in both Windows 10 and Linux 4.8, and did so even with another SSD in place of it, and even after Lenovo support replaced the motherboard. It appears to be a bug in UEFI, prior to v45 the issue did not show up under Linux 4.8 but it still did under Windows. UEFI v5F claims to have fixed this issue, but unfortunately did not actually do so under Windows 10 or Linux 4.8. CHANGES for FWKT5FA
- [Important] Update includes security fixes.
- Fix Windows Event Viewer reports WHEA_Logger Event ID 17 error with some kind of configurations.
- Support IPV4 and IPV6 boot when Boot Mode is set as "UEFI Only". I tried getting phone support to route me to someone that I could report the issue in the UEFI firmware to for nearly an hour and many transfers later they finally said they were not able to do so and that there was nothing else they could do. This is obviously unacceptable, why is it that they can't report issues to the UEFI team? I work in level 3 support, and telling the customer 'sorry' we can't tell someone else in our own company about a major issue would get a serious reprimand. -- Under Linux 4.8 the issue shows up like the following, repeated thousands of times per second: Dec 6 22:53:53 ubuntu-mate kernel: [ 5.550386] pcieport 0000:00:1b.0: AER: Corrected error received: id=00d8Dec 6 22:53:53 ubuntu-mate kernel: [ 5.550403] pcieport 0000:00:1b.0: PCIe Bus Error: severity=Corrected, type=Physical Layer, id=00d8(Receiver ID)Dec 6 22:53:53 ubuntu-mate kernel: [ 5.550449] pcieport 0000:00:1b.0: device [8086:a167] error status/mask=00000001/00002000Dec 6 22:53:53 ubuntu-mate kernel: [ 5.550482] pcieport 0000:00:1b.0: [ 0] Receiver Error -- Under Windows 10 the issue looks like the file attached, repeated tens of thousands of times per second.





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Preferred Solution: UEFI Bug - m900 Tiny - NVMe SSD - PCIe AER

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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As a partial follow up to the previous topic UEFI Bug - m900 Tiny - NVMe SSD - PCIe AER I finally determined what was causing my NVMe drive to run at such high temperatures. It appears that ASPM is disabled in UEFI on the m900 Tiny with no visible way to enable it. This causes both NVMe and the 8260 WiFi to run much hotter than it should. The ASPM is enabled by default and working on the ThinkPad Yoga 260 which is why its temperatures are so much lower. The NVMe drive with no ASPM runs 31C hotter at idle and the 8260 WiFI runs 21C hotter. Running that hot doesn't leave much head room for the drive under actual use, and the above temperatures are after already adding a heatsink to the NVMe drive. This issue happens under both Windows 10 and Linux 4.10. I would suspect this wouldn't be too hard to fix in UEFI. Idle Temps8260 WiFi - 28C Yoga - 49C m900 TinyNVMe - 20C Yoga - 51C m900 Tiny Active State Power Management (Wikipedia)





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As a partial follow up to the previous topic UEFI Bug - m900 Tiny - NVMe SSD - PCIe AER I finally determined what was causing my NVMe drive to run at such high temperatures. It appears that ASPM is disabled in UEFI on the m900 Tiny with no visible way to enable it. This causes both NVMe and the 8260 WiFi to run much hotter than it should. The ASPM is enabled by default and working on the ThinkPad Yoga 260 which is why its temperatures are so much lower. The NVMe drive with no ASPM runs 31C hotter at idle and the 8260 WiFI runs 21C hotter. Running that hot doesn't leave much head room for the drive under actual use, and the above temperatures are after already adding a heatsink to the NVMe drive. This issue happens under both Windows 10 and Linux 4.10.
 
I would suspect this wouldn't be too hard to fix in UEFI.
 
Idle Temps
8260 WiFi - 28C Yoga - 49C m900 Tiny
NVMe - 20C Yoga - 51C m900 Tiny
 
Active State Power Management (Wikipedia)
 
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A:M900 Tiny: UEFI Bug - M.2 NVMe SSD & 8260 WiFi - ASPM disabled - Much hotter temperatures (throttle)

Here's an pertinent article/test by Puget Systems of how a M.2 SSD drive will throttle under high loads and temps.  
Ultra-fast drives like the Samsung 960 Pro M.2 drive are rated for absolutely amazing performance (up to 3,500 MB/s!), but one issue with these drives is that they will throttle when put under a heavy load. When that happens, the speed of the drive is greatly reduced and in a worst case situation may even end up slower than a standard SATA-based SSD. 
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Keep in mind that the throttling we saw was largely due to the controller on the M.2 drive overheating. Our testing was done with the system at idle, so if your system has a number of hot components and poor ventilation around the M.2 drive, a 960 Pro (or any M.2 NVMe drive for that matter) will likely throttle faster than what we recorded.
 

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Can anyone with a M710/M910 Tiny please run RW Everything and save the full PCI data to a file and attach it to this thread. If you run Linux instead the command is 'lspci -vvv -xxx' (run as root). I think they have fixed the m.2 PCIe/NVMe SSD bug in the UEFI for it based on the recent changelog entry. If they have then we should be able to get them to fix it for the m900 Tiny as well. In particular I'm interested in the bytes 4Ch - 4Fh in the PCI configuration space for each of the PCIe ports. RWEverything CHANGES for M1AKT15A
- Enhance Tiny NVME SSD support.  





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Can someone post a picture of where the M.2 NVMe SSD slot is on the m900 tiny? Also what should I enable/ change in the BIOS.. Thanks

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Hi All, I would like to upgrade the m900 with a Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 SSD. Given that this drive is quite fast and given that my model only seems to have PCIe 2.0, I think that I should not connect the drive to the small and slower PCIe x1 slot. For this reason, I am looking for a PCIe to m.2 adapter that fits into the larger x16 or x4 slot however I am having a hard time finding one that you can buy here in Germany. Does anyone have any recommendations? Thanks!

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Hi,I have a Lenovo M900 Tower 10FCS1E100 (bios FWKT90A).I'm also planning on adding a Samsung PRO 960/970 NVMe SSD which has a M.2 2280 Form Factor with this card;https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/JEYI-CoolSwift-PCIE3-0-NVME-Adapter-x16-PCI-E-Full-Speed-M-...1.) Does the motherboard support the PCIe x16 port 3.0?2.) All PCI slots are currently empty. Which card do I take to get the max speed in SSD? And which slot should I plug in? and is this card compatible?Regards,

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I recently purchased a Intel 600p series nvme ssd and plugged in this tiny lady. But she seems get a bit over hot when get this small powerful stick in the body. A similar thread has uncovered this problem, probable due to the UEFI power control. The temperature is staying arround 60 C when just surfing the web browser and writing emails. The performance gets unstable when engaging copying large files and loading-demand programs, temp. up to 70 C or higher. Then I have to cool this little finger down by removing my sata ssd from the slot above to bring more airs in. This m900 tiny works perfectly with normal 2.5 sata ssd but not able to handle this m.2 little finger well. I am not sure how many m900 users here and would like to update the harddrive to nvme. Just want to draw the attention from lenovo to fix this problem.   

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Hello Everyone! Picture in Figure 1 below shows the Read/Write Benchmark of my M900 Tiny when only the M.2 NVMe THNSN5256GPUK is installed. But when I add a second SATA drive, the Read/Write result falls as low as 147 MB/s and 206 MB/s respectively. Please look at the picture in Figure 2. The picture in figure 2 is the Read/Write Benchmark of my M900 Tiny when the Toshiba M.2 NVMe THNSN5256GPUK and the Western Digital WDC WD10SPCX 2.5? SSD are installed.What might be causing the slow down of my M.2 NVMe Drive?  I also tried using the SATA M.2 version SSD and I have no issues when installed together with the 2nd Western Digital drive. But the NVMe M.2 version are really slow when the 2nd Western Digital SATA drive is added System Info:M900 Tiny 10FL-S01U00Windows 10 Professional Thanks!   

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Hello,
 
I have a M900 and an Samsung NVMe SSD 960 EVO M.2. On the Aminboard is a slot for a M.2 device. This is not the right one for the Samsung SSD. So I have bought an adapter (aqua computer - kyroM.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NGFF PCIe SSD, M-Key mit Passivkhler). After installing (PCIeSlot 4x) and booting the SSD is not recognized in the BIOS and in Windows (10 Prof. 64Bit).
Where is the problem? Is the adapter wrong?
 
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A:M900 Tower & SFF: Samsung M.2 NVMe SSD 960 970 - how to install, check throughput (PCIe card)

That card you ordered definitely is not right.
 
I think this StarTech PCIe card is more what you need.
 

Supports PCIe M.2 SSDs
The adapter supports PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (M Key) and PCIe-AHCI M.2 SSDs including 2242, 2260, 2280, and 22110 drives. The expansion slot adapter supports the most common drive sizes including 110 mm, 80 mm, 60 mm and 42 mm.
 
 
Here's another card that is also acceptable.
 

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Hello,i see the latest UEFI firmware for M900 Tiny have updated the cpu microcodehttps://support.lenovo.com/us/zh/downloads/ds105487 (Version FWKT91A)So,Kaby Lake processor such as i5-7400T or G4560T is supported by the latest EFI?

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For all of our desktops we have the display set to turn off after 1 hour of inactivity to save power and extend the life of the monitor.  With the Tiny-In-One 24 & M700 Tiny, once the monitor turns off, it won't wake back up by moving the mouse or pressing a key on the keyboard.  The Tiny is still running just fine I can remote to it from another machine but even remoting to it and logging in does not wake the screen.  This is with the TIO running in AIO mode.  The only way to wake the screen is to use the user controls on the front of the monitor to switch to DP mode and back to AIO mode.
 
Is this a know bug?  Running Windows 7 and I've already reinstalled all drivers and ran the lenovo system update utility and everything is up-to-date.  I also set the display to turn off after only a minute to do more testing and about 1 in every 10 tries, the monitor will wake up normally.  The rest of the time I have to use the user controls on the front of the monitor.
 
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A:Tiny-In-One 24 & M700 Tiny - Monitor Won't Wake - TIO 23, M900 Tiny

In addition to the same exact thing that Banner has, (well I wake it by pressing the power button, it goes off, then press again, it comes on, then move mouse to wake) but in addition to that quite a few of our clients mention that when they sit down at the computer (without touching anything) it immediately goes black, shows AIO Mode in the top left corner and goes back to the normal screen.

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Hello Everyone,Lenovo Sales wasn't much help.  M900 Tiny and M700 Tiny owners, what features/performances are available on the M900 Tiny that the M700 Tiny doesn't have?   My M700 Tiny config; i7-6700T 2.8G, Windows 10 Home, 16G DDR4 SoDIMM, Wireless Intel 8260 AC(2x2)+BT4.1 Tiny, Slim DVD Recordable device, 2 Display Port inputs, 1 HDMI input  Same components as available for the M900 Tiny but the M700 Tiny is still cheaper.  The M900Tiny has Intel vPro (Don't need it), supports RAM up to 32GB (Don't need it), supports PCIe Storage <<< I thought the M700 Tiny has supports this too because M.2 component is available?   Is the same motherboard used for both models?  Would the M700 Tiny performance be the same if configured with the same components as the M900 Tiny? Thanks in advance,Ricky










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A:Configure M700 Tiny vs. M900 Tiny

Winter2010 wrote:
The M900Tiny has Intel vPro (Don't need it), supports RAM up to 32GB (Don't need it), supports PCIe Storage <<< I thought the M700 Tiny has supports this too because M.2 component is available?  
 
Is the same motherboard used for both models?  Would the M700 Tiny performance be the same if configured with the same components as the M900 Tiny?

Different Intel chipset implies a different motherboard.   Providing processor, memory, storage is the same speed, I would suspect that the performance is the same or similar. 

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m900 tiny vs m910q tiny- what are the differences?I am debating from upgrading my m900 tiny (i7,16GB ram, 250GB m.2 PCI e drive)to a m910q with a 7th gen core i7. Is it worth the upgrade?

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I have an M900 Tiny that has a intermittent problem with dropping brightness on the displayport out. I'm not setting it anywhere. Sometimes when coming out of sleep (windows 7 x64 Pro) it just won't send video. I can swap the DP cable to another monitor and the problem is the same. A hard reboot solves it, leading me to think it's definitely something WRT the sleep/video configuration. I've had it running in Maximum Performance power mode with no OS sleep settings, just 'turn off the monitor after 6 minutes'. The video driver version is: 20.19.15.4474 This is a somewhat recent problem, as it hasn't always done this. Anyone run into a similar situation? And found an actual fix/solution? Not just guesses, please.

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up until windows preview build 14986, the pcie driver "Mobile 6th Generation Intel(R) Processor Family I/O PCI Express Root Port #5 - 9D14" (v10.1.1.27) correctly detects the "Standard NVM Express Controller" storage controller and the Toshiba THNSN5512GPU7 NVMe disk attached to it. starting with windows preview build 15002 (and 15007), the included pcie driver has troubles detecting the storage controller - during bootup, it is detected 4 times, with each time on a different device id. subsequently, the drive is also added 4 times, resulting in boot controller errors & timeouts and failed sleep mode/shutdowns. the included chipset driver in these latest builds seem to have been bumped to v10.1.1.33. the problem can easily be replicated by using unmodified recovery boot usb sticks made from the official isos, and then checking in a recovery console. it is thus not related to anything installed in my system.

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Hi there, I want to use a 16x PCIe M.2 adapter to install multiple 4x NVMe disks over the 16x PCIe port to an M920s (Desktop) ThinkCentre.The adapter is: Gigabyte CMT4034 Does Lenovo mainboards support PCIe spliting i.e. having 4 times M.2 NVMe disks (each using 4x PCIe lines) on a 16x PCIe adapter card?The link that raied my question in my mind is: Gigabyte releases PCIe Add-in cards that house four M2 SSDs Best,

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Yesterday I installed a Samsung 950 pro 256gb m2 pcie nvme ssd into a Dell E7270
Older configuration was with a sandisk regular sata 3 ssd. After replacement did a bios reset twice, once factory reset, once custom. (I left sata on ahci.)
I chose to install windows 10 pro x64 by using the uefi/gpt methode. Legacy options off.
Installation went without a problem. Afterwards I installed the Samsung nvme driver 1.4.7.17.
Also the Samsung magician software. It reports a link speed 8Gbps (is ok), link width 16 Gbps (should be 32?) .
Is there a way to change the pcie link width from 2x to 4x? I thought this ultrabook did support x4.
E7270 i5 6300U, 16gb ddr4, Samsung 950 pro 256
comment would be appreciated :-)  Thanks in advance!

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Hello guys, I was wondering if the XPG SX6000Pro 256GB PCIe 3D NAND PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 NVMe 1.3 R/W up to 2100/1500MB/s SSD  will work with my y520 IKBM. and if there is an extra slot for memory.thank you.

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I have seen this on a few reviews but not on any pictures on the Lenovo website, what is it ? something thats no longer offered...... It looks like a BNC connector or a cable connector.........  ThanksBill

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I have been given an M900 Tiny to test running 4 monitors on it. I have 2 lenovo DP to Dual Dp adapters connected to 4 Lenovo 23.8" Monitors. 3 of the monitors are working but 1 is not with just the light flashing on the adapter. I have been looking at Mosaic Mode but I want to be able to run all 4 as extended display.

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I have an M900 Tiny with a 256gb m.2 SSD.  Is there a slot for an additional 2.5" SSD?  Thanks in advance for the help.

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I am looking for a new laptop. I currently have a X121e and recall it being extremely easy to configure on Lenovo's site. So I decided to look at the X270. However, having had great difficulty even starting to configure it (apparently, Lenovo does not favour Firefox any longer), I'm currently having trouble understanding the choices. The first is the choice between PCIe and SATA PointingDevice. Following some discussion, I gather this has nothing to do with any kind of pointing device, but affects my HDD/SSD choices. OK, so let's see what the PCIe choices give me. I get 5 'first hard drive' options. (Nothing I do gets me a 'second hard drive' option, so not sure about this. Or rather, I almost understand this now I've read the platform specification, the user manual, the hardware maintenance manual and various posts on Reddit. Lenovo do like to make buying a challenge!) Now, however, I've reached the end of my google-fu. Intel 256 GB Solid State Drive OPAL2.0 PCIe-NVMe256 GB Solid State Drive PCIe-NVMe OPAL2.0 - CapableIntel 512 GB Solid State Drive OPAL2.0 PCIe-NVMe512 GB Solid State Drive, PCIe-NVMe OPAL2.01 TB Solid State Drive OPAL2.0 PCIe-NVMeI understand the difference beween 1/2 and 3/4 and 5 is obviously size. Fine. But what is the difference between 1 and 2, and between 3 and 4? 1 and 3 are Intel, whereas 2 and 4 are what? Not-Intel? Presumably, Then what's wrong with the Intel drives, that the unbranded versions are cheaper than the branded ones?... Read more

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I am trying to setup a Samsung vPro 950 m.2 SSD in a new ThinkCentre M900. The drive is fully installed and operational. It is installed to a PCIe daughtercard and it is achieving its full read/write speed. Windows 10 is installed to this drive.
 
Unfortunately this drive is not visible in the Bios boot order.  The boot process is being handled by the Windows Boot Manager that still resides on the original drive. The Bios is fully updated, FWKT34A (1/12/16).
 
Should I be able to boot to this drive?  What do I need to do to enable this?
 
Anyone have a suggestion?
 
 
 
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A:M900: how to boot from NVMe SSD

The M900 is booting fine from Samsung 950 Pro here, I just removed the SATA SSDs (or HDDs) before installing Windows 10 Enterprise on the 950 Pro drives  (they are connected with a PCIe x4 Riser card)  as this crappy mainboard only has a M.2 2230 slot...
 
 
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I am trying to setup a Samsung vPro 950 m.2 SSD in a new ThinkCentre M900. The drive is fully installed and operational. It is installed to a PCIe daughtercard and it is achieving its full read/write speed. Windows 10 is installed to this drive.
 
Unfortunately this drive is not visible in the Bios boot order.  The boot process is being handled by the Windows Boot Manager that still resides on the original drive. The Bios is fully updated, FWKT34A (1/12/16).
 
Should I be able to boot to this drive?  What do I need to do to enable this?
 
Anyone have a suggestion?
 
 
 
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A:M900: how to boot from M.2 SSD (NVMe)

The M900 is booting fine from Samsung 950 Pro here, I just removed the SATA SSDs (or HDDs) before installing Windows 10 Enterprise on the 950 Pro drives  (they are connected with a PCIe x4 Riser card)  as this crappy mainboard only has a M.2 2230 slot...
 
 
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Want to install it in either of the circled areas. The other two PCIe slots have TV tuner cards in them and will not move them. What do I need for the WiFi card slot (preferred) to make that work? Any particular type of card for the PCIe slot? Not (or won't) use a video card. 

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I am getting somewhat confused (sometimes it doesn't take much) Ok 1st:  From Lenovo's website Memory:TINY FORM FACTOR WITHOUT SACRIFICING PERFORMANCEThe ThinkCentre M900 Tiny is everything that you need in a compact size: durable, manageable, expandable, flexible ? do-able. Tiny form factor with the latest in Intel Core? processors and up to 16 GB of memory with two drive bays offer the performance and expandability you need. Here it seems to indicate 16gb of memory which seems to be what is offered under customize However here: Tiny but Flexible The ThinkCentre M900 Tiny fits just about anywhere, but is still flexible, offering one 2.5? bay or one M.2 slot for your choice of storage, and up to 16 GB of memory with expansion slots for up to 32 GB. The latest It seems to be indicating 32 gb of memory does this mean Lenovo only offers up to 16 gb but you can put in 32 if you want to toss the supplied chips, It wouldn't be to bad if they offered the 16gb as 1 chip with the other one free but it seems the only option is 2x8, this seems kind of wasteful if you think at some time in the future you may want to upgrade to 32 GB Is it possible to special order with 1 16gb chip and 1 open socket? 2nd: Drive bays The 1st clip from the website above says 2 drive bays The 2nd clip says 1 bay either a HD or SSD but not both Which is it ? From a youtube video of someone taking one apart it didn't really look like... Read more

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Frustrated... someone suggested that I update the BIOS on my newly acquired Tiny M900. I went to the Lenovo support page, downloaded the CD ISO, created a bootable USB, but now what? Do I just drop the ISO into the USB? Does it have to be "burned"? I tried just dropping the ISO into the bootable USB but upon reboot, my machine just went straight into Windows. I looked around in the BIOS but did not see anything (that an end user with my limited techno geek knowledge) indicated there was any issue with the boot order. Also, I'm concerned because according to the BIOS screen, my machine's current BIOS version is FTWC21a, but it looks like all the BIOS versions listed in the READ ME file start with FWKT?! Can anyone just provide clear instructions on how to create the bootable USB flash drive and update the BIOS? Thank you in advance!

A:M900 Tiny BIOS

Correction: The BIOS screens says the BIOS version is FTWC21A, but I see in the Lenovo Companion application that it's showing as FWKT38A. According to the READ ME file, there are 2 BIOS updates since this version.

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Hello all,up to quite recently, I had been running Debian Stretch (4.4 kernel) on an Intel NUC NUC5I7RYH using two SSDs (Samsung 850 Pro and a Samsung 951) in RAID 0 array with no problems.Having used IBM/Lenovo equipment for decades, I decided to purchase a Lenovo M900 Tiny as I was impressed with the specifications and the physical size of the thing.One dark night, I decided to transfer my RAID 0 array from the NUC (see above) to the M900 (physically remove the SSDs from the NUC and insert them into the M900). Lo and behold, my Debian came up on the M900 with no problems, DMESG reported nothing untowards etc. This setup had been running for a week or so until with hindsight, I unwisely decided to upgrade the M900 BIOS. The original factory BIOS had a release date of December 2015 as far as I can remember. The new BIOS is FWKT38A and was released on 10.02.2016. Needless to say, after this upgrade, that was the end of my RAID 0 and my Debian. I have since reinstalled Debian on the M900, using the two abovementioned SSDs in a RAID 0 array - everything completes as it should, at this stage I would expect to have a bootable system - but no. On boot, no diagnostics, error messages, just a "black screen".I have run all of the Lenovo diagnostics on all hardware components (including the SSDs) with no error messages returned.If I install Debian using just one of the SSDs (Samsung 850 Pro), things work, i.e. the system comes up (boots).I am at a loss here as to why things are not wor... Read more

A:M900 Tiny BIOS

Hi,
 
There's an earlier version of the BIOS at the bottom of the BIOS download page - at least on the US site.  Looks like fwjy34usa.  Don't know if your site (if different) offers the same thing but have a look.
 
I can't say that a BIOS roll-back is a fix (no clue...) but perphaps it's an option worth exploring.
 
Z.

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Hello, after installing Windows 10 and all drivers from Lenovo I have a annoying problem. Regardless of the speakers being disabled or not I have a funny squeaking sound comming out of the speakers when I scroll down a page in any software e.g. Firefox, MS Word  etc. With some programms I have this squeaky sound even if only some graphics is movong on the screen.In the meantime I have tryed to update the audio driver, but there is nothing newer available then the one dated August 18, 2015.Does somebody else have this problem or is there a solution to it. It is really nerve killing. Thnaks for your help.

A:M900 Tiny Audio

I would download fresh copies of the audio and video drivers from the Lenovo support page, uninstall and delete (the possibly corrupt) drivers for both using the Control Panel/Device Manager page. Reboot, and install the new copies.

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I have recently purchased a M900 Tiny Bios version is: FWKT54A DATED 6/24/2016 . I have not checked to see if there is an update at this time.My question is there are at least two BIOS areas that are specifically related to win 10 , to be enabled . But I am not sure if I need to enable them or not?I would appreciate if someone with more experience then I could let me know what there setup is for WIN 10 Pro on the M900.ThanksROb

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Hi everyone, I was thinking about getting an M900 Tiny, but I was looking at the spec sheet, and it's not clear if the M.2 slot supports PCIe Gen 3 x4 lanes.  I'm afraid it might only support 2 lanes.  Does anyone know? Thanks!

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So far as I know, m900 tiny is using Intel Q170, but why the bios is for B150? http://support.lenovo.com/au/en/products/desktops-and-all-in-ones/thinkcentre-m-series-desktops/thin... And I also rememeber that in last month, if you try to find M900 tiny bios, it will give you the download link for M700 tiny...so, where is the bios for M900 tiny? Is there any support for M900 tiny?

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I have 2 types of freezing on my m900 :   every few minutes it freezes for a couple of seconds the TFT turns black and it then carries on like nothing happened ;   the main issue is when I leave it on standby it will randomly freeze and Im forced to do a forced power on. Ive updated all the drivers and bios with slimdrivers and Lenovo System Update with no change. My computer is :Lenovo ThinkCentre M900 TinyS/N:  PC0BKK6HProduct ID:  10FLS1Q600Machine Type:   10FLModel 10FLS1Q600 / PC0BKK6H.10FL 

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Hello guys, i have a simple question for the m900 tiny users. in the hardwarespecs u can read about the maxium resoultion. and it is 4k ready but my m900 tiny in front of me doesnt work with 4k, i can only setup 1080p. does anybody have a m900 tiny with 4k working? thx.

A:Lenovo m900 tiny supports 4k over dp?

Are you using Win 7 or Win 10?

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Hi , The OS was initially select "Windows 7 pro downgrade from Windows 10" from delivery. I created the recovery CD/DVDs immediately after I have the machine, then I installed my newly purchased M.2 SSD (SATA), removed the stock HDD, trying to use the external DVD drive with the recovery CD/DVD to recovery the system. The boot was success, and I select the language, click agree, then it shows "Recoevery fail" in window "Product recovery". Trying to do some configuration in BIOS, such as switching the boot option from UEFI first to Legancy first, and vise versa. Make sure the secure boot has been selected to disabled, change the boot sequence, but none of them works. I also have a 2.5" SATA SSD, so I install it in 2.5" slot, removed the M.2 one, trying use the receovery disc, it shows "Recovery fail" at exactly the same position. Just for curious, I removed all the harddisk, and use recovery disc to take a try, it shows the exactly same error message at same step, so I assume the R&R can't find my SSD properly, but my SSD was shown in BIOS as well as the boot sequence menu. To make sure that my recovery disc is functional, I put back the original stock HDD back, and use disc to boot the system, and it successfully passed the roadblock, so it works! No I am totally confusing, since the same BIOS option was selected, same procedure has been followed, how comes the R&R disc can only works on the original harddrive? PS. The... Read more

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Hi, Happy New Year to all. Please help resolve the fan noise or rather, fan going full speed even with 0% CPU usage after SSD upgrade. My M900 was configured with i7 CPU, 8 GB RAM and 128 GB stock Samsung SSD. I remembered that when I first opened the box, I was quite impressed by its high quality materials and solid construction. I placed the Tiny in the All-in-one 24 in monitor. The whole combo worked as well as advertised. Everything was going great until the SSD was upgraded to 1TB Crucial MX 300. (Acronis was used to migrate OS from Samsung to Crucial SSD). The new Curcial SSD booted up fine but shortly after logging into the Win 10, the fan started going full speed although the CPU usage was less than 20%. The fan slowed down after a while but whould pick up the speed intermittently.  To resolve the problem, I installed the updated BIOS (FWKT63A) and partitioned the 1 TB SSD drive into two 500 GB drives. It worked well. The fan became quiet! Not to leave good enough alone, I decided to intall a Samsung PCIe NVMe 500 GB (Samsung 960 EVO Series - 500GB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V6E500BW)) in the M.2 slot. What a mistake! The fan has been going full blast ever since, even after the Samaung NVMe drive was removed. To be sure, I even replaced the Crucial 1 TB drive with the stock Samsung 128 GB SSD that came with the computer. Still, the fan noise continued to be unrelenting.  I then thought it could be the m... Read more

A:M900 Tiny fan noise after SSD upgrade

I suggest a 'clear CMOS', otherwise known as a CMOS reset.   Refer to this thread:  M900x & Tiny: Recover from failed BIOS update (CMOS jumper)   Skip the connect CD step, leave it powered up for 5min with the jumper removed.    
 
Do it with the stock components, and ensure the fan is working normally.   Try the all mods again, if the fan runs at high again, try a clear CMOS with the mods in place, and see if it fixes it. 
 
 

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I have a M900 Tiny with three display ports. This unit will only display to my acer display on the top port. The other two it wont. I took it to work and hooked it up to a 4k monitor and each port worked fine. I tried another long DP cable at home and it didnt work. Is it the cable length of the Display port cable? If so is there a "for sure" workable 15 to 20 foot display port cable out there I can buy. Confused and tired.

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Greetings,Is it possible to get a picture of the motherboard/internal layout of the P700 or P900 tiny?  I've looked through the PSREF and other sources, but have not found anything.If anyone has one of these systems, please let me know.Cheers,

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So I have a Lenovo Thinkcentre M900 tiny with an i5-6500T processor, SSD, it crashes once maybe twice a day over an 8 hour working shift. I do data valedation in magento 1&2 so have lots of excel spreadsheets open but I find it doesnt matter how much or how little I have open, it crashes reguardless. What happens is the screens stop responding, the mouse will still be free to move for about a minute across the frozen pages before stopping too then this wont resolve itself and requires a hard reset- I've treid waiting half an hour before and still nothing. My worst day was 12 crashes and on average its 3 a day.This has gone on for a year now and in that time I've had a Lonovo technician come out and take a look, he changed the motherboard but still the issue stays the same, Ive tried more RAM, less RAM, the CPU is fine, I'm running off ethernet, loads of free disk space, not alot saved onto the memory. Its even been whiped entirely and rebuilt. I cant download any dodgy viruses as I dont have admin permissions so it cant be that either.I cannot find a single reason for it to be having this issueAnybody had the same issue before and managed to have it resolved?

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Hi ,
 
The OS was initially select "Windows 7 pro downgrade from Windows 10" from delivery.
 
I created the recovery CD/DVDs immediately after I have the machine, then I installed my newly purchased M.2 SSD (SATA), removed the stock HDD, trying to use the external DVD drive with the recovery CD/DVD to recovery the system.
 
The boot was success, and I select the language, click agree, then it shows "Recoevery fail" in window "Product recovery".
 
Trying to do some configuration in BIOS, such as switching the boot option from UEFI first to Legancy first, and vise versa. Make sure the secure boot has been selected to disabled, change the boot sequence, but none of them works.
 
I also have a 2.5" SATA SSD, so I install it in 2.5" slot, removed the M.2 one, trying use the receovery disc, it shows "Recovery fail" at exactly the same position.
 
Just for curious, I removed all the harddisk, and use recovery disc to take a try, it shows the exactly same error message at same step, so I assume the R&R can't find my SSD properly, but my SSD was shown in BIOS as well as the boot sequence menu.
 
To make sure that my recovery disc is functional, I put back the original stock HDD back, and use disc to boot the system, and it successfully passed the roadblock, so it works!
 
No I am totally confusing, since the same BIOS option was selected, same procedure has been followed, how comes the R&R disc can only works on the original hard drive?
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A:M900 Tiny - Recovery fail after SSD upgrade

After spend more than 50 Man-Hours on this issue, now I finally solved it out. Here is the way I made it: Go get a copy of Acronis True Image 2016, I was using the edition 19.0.6571, use the disk edition to boot the machine, then select the original disk as source disk, use the newly added SSD as destination disk. Click process, then mess around for a while till it shows up "finish". Remove the external disk drive, the original HDD, leave the SSD inside. Start up, and everything you need is there. And, for unknown reason, once you finish all above, then press F11 during system boot, the R&R works perfect. PS.I didn't try the R&R disk at this moment, probably it still won't works. Anyway, thanks to the amazing Acronis True Image, now the issue has been solved. Cheers!

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I have spent many hours trying to get the LINE IN function to work. There is only one input jack on the M900 Tiny and I was previously told it can be used for Stereo LINE IN. Every time I plug a cable into the jack, the microphone appears to activate in Sound settings and I never see anything on the Stereo Mix meter. I have activated/enabled/Listened to the Stereo Mix but nothing comes through. I do not want to use the input jack as a microphone jack, I want to use it as Right and Left LINE IN. How do I set this up in the Sound settings and what are the connections that need to be made on the plug?

A:M900 Tiny Audio Input Settings

Where did you see the Line In support info, that could be a start in working out how it works.   Also can you post your OS, BIOS, and specific model number info. 

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Hello, I have the same issue, but with this model 10FL S2T10B it have only 2 DP ports we buyed 100 of ThinKcentres M900 (10FL S2T10B) but 20 of those the display not work, we use DP to VGA adaptors from lenovo and all Monitors are new, so the adaptors and monitors have no issues, do you have any advise for this model?
 
Ty!
 
 
Mod:  created a new thread for this problem, as the M900 Tiny uses a different motherboard (to SFF) and has no VGA

A:New M900 Tiny: DP ports not working on multiple sy...

Yours are M900 Tiny (vs. SFF above.)   You may have already tried this:   Take a monitor and cable from a working M900, and use that on each of (both) the DP ports on the 20 that have no display.  

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