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Q: Y500: Choose Ultrabay as primary gpu (internal gpu...

Hi everyone, If you don't want to read everything, just scroll down to the underlined part For 3 years now, my Y500 (gt650m sli, second gpu in Ultrabay) had been working fine. But now, there is a problem. My primary gpu, i.e. the one attached to the motherboard, not the one connected via Ultrabay, appears to be broken.The Problem:Occasionally, the primary gpu has malfunctions. Therefore, I have to use the device manager to switch it off. Otherwise, my laptop tends to reboot out of an instant after running for some time. There are times when I can use the gpu for several hours without any problems, but there also are times when I cannot use it at all. When I switch it off in the dev.man., move my notebook, and switch it on again, there is a probability that the gpu might work. Hence, I assume a hardware issue.The Story:The problem first appeared after a really nasty circumstance; I took my notebook with me in its bag (a rather fluffy bag to prevent the notebook from blows) and suddenly, I realised that the bag became hot. The reason was a Windows update started out of standby... The notebook crashed with 34% of the updates installed. Afterwards, I had to reinstall Windows or nothing would work. (The crash at 34% seems to originate in the empty battery, but that's not for sure)After the reinstallation, said issue occured for the first time. Hence, I reinstalled the OS several times. Currently, I am using the OS from the OKR with the automatic (inescapable) update to Windows 8.1. I have checked every possible driver issue but have not made it work properly, yet.When I have the gpu switched on, my hard drive also seems to work more, what is a point for driver issues. But I do not believe in driver issues anymore, since I can remove the issue via shaking and since I have done almost everything possible with the drivers...Now:Currently, I am using the laptop with the primary gpu switched off. Thus, I can use the laptop with only its single screen to write and browse. But gaming is impossible, because the second gpu somehow seems to not work alone. Instead, for example, if I try to start the nVidia control panel, it says there wasn't any nVidia device at all. Note that the second gpu is always switched on. Hence, I haveTwo Questions:1. Is there a way to use the Ultrabay gpu alone, and if yes, how?2. Do you have an idea to solve the actual problem? An answer to the first question would already be sufficient, because I only want to play old games, right now. In about half a year I want to buy a new laptop. But not now...I have talked to a workshop for lenovo in my area, and they do not have any parts of the notebook there. Thus, I want to solve it on my own. I cannot afford a too long period of time without my laptop. I would be really thankful for any suggestions or actual solutions! Also, if anyone finds mistakes in my English, please don't hesitate to tell me! I want to make my problem as clear as possible!

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Preferred Solution: Y500: Choose Ultrabay as primary gpu (internal gpu...

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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Is it possible,to unly use the video card in the ultrabay and disable the other one temporarily? I feel,likemin normal use the one in the ultrabay rarely does anything. Id like to use it so that the load/heat is more equal distributed and the one fan for gpu1 and cpu doesnt have to do all the work. (and doesnt have to spin so fast.) Is that possible, if yes, how?

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Hello ,i interesting about my computer i have 2 geforce GT-650M i want to know how i can check how much GB i have in my single vedio card or in both.and someone knows what the recomemended setting in nvidia control panel ? i asked because i install a new windows and the settings they reset.would appreciate help and sorry about my englishty a lot 

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Is there an Ultrabay battery for the y510p/y500 laptop? I would like to be able to add a little more battery life. Thanks.













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A:y510p/y500 Ultrabay battery?

Hi reconrey
 
Thanks for posting!
 
I think it is not possible since the Ultrabay has a Sata interface that communicates through the board. So it can only interpret Sata devices like ODD, GPU or power up a fan.
 
My suggestion is to install a battery monitor like Batterymon.
with that you'll see "real time" your discharge rate, then you can uninstall or disable some background apps and services during startup.
 
Lowering Discharge rate can give you more battery life.
 
Hope this helps,
Cheers!





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HelloI bought separate GT650 and was wondering that will it fit to another Thinkpad as well? Is Y500's Ultrabay somehow different? At least power supply should be greater?

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I own a Y500 (win10 now, originally win8) with DVD in the ultrabay and I decided to upgrade it with another GT650M in the ultrabay. I purchased it and installed it following the instructions and I think I did it okay; Nevertheless it's not working properly, you can see in the attachment that appears an error that I can not solve. I tried everything that appeaars online about this problem but it persists. If anyone had the same experience and can help me to solve this, please share. If you have any questions ask, I will answer as soon as possible.


























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I got a single card version of the new y500 750m, and  i was woundering form the research i have done on the fourms that, lenovo is still not selling the 750m ultrabay yet?, the one i can find here:http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/webca/LenovoPortal/en_CA/catalog.workflow:item.detai...called,Y500 Removable Graphics GN36, it dosn't specifically say what model graphics card it is, but im assuming its the 650m and i read that, it does not work in SLI with my Y500 with built in 750, so is the 750 ultrabay option still not avalable for purchase?











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A:Y500 750m SLI Ultrabay sold seperatly?

My question exactly. Anyone ?

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Hello. I have Lenovo Y510P with dual Nvidia GT 750M GPUs. For some reason I think my primary intergrated GPU died because in device manager I see [Code 43] on it while the second one works normally. (I have tried every found solition to check if this was a driver issue and none helped so far) At least in theory because I can't run anything on it. Is there a way to set the system so it will at least use the Ultrabay card alone that is still inact to work properly? Also an important thing is that Nvidia control panel does not work it says that I don't have an Nvidia GPU.

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Hi everyone, For 3 years now, my Y500 (gt650m sli, second gpu in Ultrabay) had been working fine. But now, there is a problem. My primary gpu, i.e. the one attached to the motherboard, not the one connected via Ultrabay, appears to be broken.The Problem:Occasionally, the primary gpu has malfunctions. Therefore, I have to use the device manager to switch it off. Otherwise, my laptop tends to reboot out of an instant after running for some time. There are times when I can use the gpu for several hours without any problems, but there also are times when I cannot use it at all. When I switch it off in the dev.man., move my notebook, and switch it on again, there is a probability that the gpu might work. Hence, I assume a hardware issue.The Story:The problem first appeared after a really nasty circumstance; I took my notebook with me in its bag (a rather fluffy bag to prevent the notebook from blows) and suddenly, I realised that the bag became hot. The reason was a Windows update started out of standby... The notebook crashed with 34% of the updates installed. Afterwards, I had to reinstall Windows or nothing would work. (The crash at 34% seems to originate in the empty battery, but that's not for sure)After the reinstallation, said issue occured for the first time. Hence, I reinstalled the OS several times. Currently, I am using the OS from the OKR with the automatic (inescapable) update to Windows 8.1. I have checked every possible driver issue but have not made it wo... Read more

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Helloi use earpiece can hear sounds but as for internal speaker there is no sounds i try all the possible solution like reinstall, remove , update and all doesn't work it i believe something do with hdmi port to tv  please help thanks  

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I am upgrading my sons desktop. It currently has a 80gb hdd with win xp. Want to add secondary hdd primarily for storage. Undecided between wd caviar green, wd caviar black, samsung f2 and seagate barracuda. any suggestions? has to be at least 1 tb.
also looking for a good internal dvd burner with lightscribe
thanks
 

A:best internal hdd to choose

I'd go with one of These HDDs ... 5 year warranty & 64mb Cache.
 

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i got amessage at startup saying to go to- go techcenterstartup. telling me something about my computer battery my be low (primary internal battery #106.) my laptop is always on desk n pluged in, i never transport it anywhere. when i checked my battery icon, it says my battery is 100% fully charged. where is the INTERNAL BATTERY located & how do i really know if i need one can i replace this myself? do u know the round about price of this battery? thank you if you can help me

A:primary internal battery #106

Hi Here's what i would request you to try find the link given below. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01443470

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I have my laptop for approximately two years and now I am getting a message about the Primary (internal) battery 601 needs to be replaced since it is detecting the storge capacity to be low.  I believe this is the inside battery but how do I determine if the battery is dead?  What prodecure do I use to correct this matter?  I am going to college online.  Would this cause a problem fo rthe storage?  I have to download my books for the virtual classroom.  Any advice would be helpful!

A:Primary (internal) battery 601

HI, CC58 wrote:I have my laptop for approximately two years and now I am getting a message about the Primary (internal) battery 601 needs to be replaced since it is detecting the storge capacity to be low.  I believe this is the inside battery but how do I determine if the battery is dead?  What prodecure do I use to correct this matter?  I am going to college online.  Would this cause a problem fo rthe storage?  I have to download my books for the virtual classroom.  Any advice would be helpful! When you are downloading the books remove the battery and have only the external power adapter connected for now.It really would have helped if you had identified your notebook and stated which operating system is installed. I can't find info specific to your notebook if I don't know what iti is.look at the barcoded sticker on the bottom of the notebook and post everything that is there except the serial number.You need to check the battery status and also to calibrate the battery. All I can supply is generic information from a randomly chosen notebook series. Best regards,erico

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I bought my machine not a year now an yesterday this info just pop up an d my battery don't charge any longer please I need your help

A:Primary (internal battery) 601 very low

Hi, Please use the following check (same for Windows 8.1) first:        http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03325217 If failed you have to replace the battery. Is it still under warranty ? If yes, please contact HP for a replacement. Regards.

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I bought my machine not a year now an yesterday this info just pop up an d my battery don't charge any longer

A:Primary (internal battery) 601 very low

@royalrazak? That error means that your MAIN battery can hold only 25% or less of it's full charge. Shutdown remove your MAIN battery then reboot. The error should go away. REO

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So the primary battery is the one that detaches, I have a HP 15 touchsmart and I did the whole unistalling of the battery driver and did a battery scan ? and it told me to replace the primary battery so my question is if the primary battery is the detachable one??

A:Re: Primary (internal) battery 601

In a ONE battery laptop, that battery is the Primary. 

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When startup Hp notebook windows  7, i received a message that my internal battery is very low and i should consider replacing it. Is a new machine i bought which is less than i year. And also when i plug in AC adaaptor it does note show charging.  How do i correct this, i need your help

A:Primary (internal battery) 601 very low how to correct this

Is the warning for the PRIMARY battery or for the CMOS battery?Battery's can poop out on you even if they are new.Should be nothing more than a warranty replacement for the primary, as for the CMOS, best to send it in to have that done under warranty.Soooo, if the primary battery is out of the laptop, and you plug in the AC, do you still get the FAIL prompt?AND....Do the HP BATTERY CHECK from the HP ADVISOR program.




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my HP Laptop I  get the Internal battery 601 error.  I have an HP 2000 windows 7 and getting that error.  I turn off the pc and pulled out the main battery.  Start it up again.  Shut it down reinstalled the batterery and I got the same error, so my friends what do I do now?

A:Re: Primary (internal) battery error "601"

 Hi, You need a new battery. http://store.hp.com/us/en/cv/batteryfinder http://www.hplaptopbattery.co.uk/help/faq.htm

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My daughter's laptop is getting a Primary Internal Battery 601 error.  From most of the posts I have read, this is basically an error that requires the main battery to be replaced. Is this correct? SHe is Japan, so I cannot be much help to her, but this is an internal battery.  I need to find a replacement and get to her.  Where can I can get the information on this laptop and the battery it uses? WHen I enter the serial number of the laptop, a battery replacement does not come up?

A:Primary Internal Battery Error

@Bearcat95? Battery , 3-cell, 43-Wh, 2.83-Ah, Li-ion     761230-005 Your manual here. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04341936 REO

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I get an internal primary battery message when I start up my laptop.   The charger is plugged in at the time.   If I unplug the charger I lose power within minutes.  If I leave it plugged into a charger I have no problem.     If anyone can give me the solution to this problem it would be most appreciated.   Thanks so much...Maggie

A:How do I fix a an internal Primary battery problem on my lap...

Hi, The error message you receive at boot and the description of the issue both confirm that your notebooks main Lithium Ion battery needs to be replaced ( not the cell on the system board as the message tends to indicate ).  The Primary (internal) Battery (601) error indicates that the storage capacity of the main battery has fallen below 25% of its original capacity. Further information on this can be found in the following HP Document. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01443470 Regards, DP-K

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This morning after having power on all evening I unplugged laptop to take it to another room and it closed down.Replugged it in to power and I have received a message for that primary internal battery (601) is low and might need a new battery.When it turned back on via charger via electricity power  icon says   "38% availabe (plugged in, not charging)".When I unplug power computer totally closes down.  Won't open.Computer about 18 monhs old.Marg44

A:Re: Primary (internal battery) 601 very low how to correct t...

Hi @Marg44,  First and foremost, I want to welcome you to the HP Support Forums! Here at the forums, you have many community members that will help you toward a solution. If my reply resolves your issue or answer your question(s), please click the Accept as Solution button to allow others to find the solution.  Generally speaking, if "Primary (internal) Battery (601)" appears in an alert message, it means the measured storage capacity of the primary battery is less than 25% of the original storage capacity. The number ?601? denotes the associated error code that is recorded in the system log. The best way to check and see if the Battery error is accurate would be to update the Notebook's BIOS and then test the battery again using the Battery Test in the System Diagnostics (F2) environment. Here are the steps for the HP System Diagnostic Battery Test from the Testing and Calibrating the Battery (Windows 7) document:  To access the HP System Diagnostics Battery Test:Unplug the power cord and turn off the computer.Press the power button to turn on the computer.Immediately press the Esc key and press it repeatedly while the computer starts.The Start Up menu opens.Press F2 to select F2 System Diagnostics.Click Battery Test from the list of Hardware Diagnostic options.Plug in the power cord (if not already done).Click Start Batter... Read more

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the system has detected the storage capacity of primary internal battery to be very lowie. error 601.kindly help me sort out that issue

A:primary internal battery ( error 601)

@climane? Shut down laptop. Remove the Primary battery on the bottom of the laptop. Power-on laptop. (With out Primary Battery installed.) Does the error go away??? REO

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I replaced the internal battery with a new CR2032 battery and I still get this error. How do I fix this? I have a HP G71-447US Notebook, just 2 years old!

A:Boot up error "Primary (Internal) Battery (601)"

Primary (Internal) Battery (601)", is the problem with the cmos battery on the system board, contact the manufacturer for the geniune part or get it replaced with them, u can check with stores on this

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I am not sure in which category this applies, so I apologize if this is not the correct location...

I am working on an HP G62 with a couple of issues.

First is that I keep getting a "Primary (internal) Battery (601)" message at boot up. I replaced the CR2032 CMOS battery - which tests good under load, by the way - and tried to run the battery calibration under System Diagnostics (which I didn't really think applied to the CMOS battery anyway, but HP says it does so...) but I still get the same message. I also cleaned the battery contacts with a fiberglass brush. When I did the battery calibration, it just hung. That was on AC, so I tried it on battery and the laptop died after a couple of minutes - leading me to believe that the SECONDARY (EXTERNAL) battery is the battery that is bad, despite the laptops insistence that it's the primary battery...

Second problem is that when I try to boot to windows "normally" it goes through the "starting windows" screen but then very QUICKLY flashes a blue screen and reboots. When I try to boot into the System Recovery software, it boots up to a blue-background screen with a mouse icon that I can move but the recovery software never loads, regardless of how long I let it set.

Any ideas on either issue would be ever so greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance.
 

A:Primary (internal) Battery (601) + System Restore Fails

I'm not familiar with laptops that have both primary and secondary batteries connected (with most laptops you need to physically replace the depleted battery with the spare). Why do you think that it is really the secondary battery? Wouldn't the error code be 602 instead of 601? If both batteries are the same you could switch them and see what happens.

Can you get into the BIOS and check to see if it is detecting the hard drive? If so, run any disk diagnostic that the BIOS may have.
 

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After a round of Windows updates, I went to turn on my laptop and recieved the "Primary internal battery (601)" error.  After this screen, however, Windows would not load.  I have tried taking the battery out and 'draining the charge',  and starting up the computer plugged directly to AC with no battery.  Windows still does not load.  The start-up test in the diagnostics menu said the battery needed calibration, however when I go to run the battery test, it gets to "waiting for battery to charge" and exits out of the test without giving me any results at all.  Currently when turning on the computer I no longer get the "primary internal battery" error, it just goes directly to a black screen with blinking cursor.  Any help is appreciated, I'm completely at a loss here!

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Will not boot...battery is about eight yrs old but alwaysrecharges. Guess it is dead

A:Error is primary internal battery 601 error

Hi, It's good to see a battery can live that long. Yes, it is the main battery and it's time to buy a new one. Please pull the battery out, check part number and order from HP. I don't think they stock it, they may have a replacement part. You can also use part number to order online from many stores such as Amazon, eBay ... Regards.

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Okay so I know this may be one of those pain in the butt tasks but If it can be done it will help out a lot.
I currently have Vista 64-bit installed on my computer. I have been using the computer at work because we needed one in a pinch and now its the work computer. This is changing, but very important info and files are on this drive and it will be so much easier to be able to just put the hard drive in a the new computer and run it as the primary. Problem is, obviously, different parts. We could just install it as a slave but then you have Vista on it for no reason, taking up valuable and needed space.
Is there a way to do this? maybe by installing the drivers for the new computer before the switch? I don't know...any help would be appreciated.

A:Moving your primary hard drive to a new computer to be used as a primary there too???

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Okay so I know this may be one of those pain in the butt tasks but If it can be done it will help out a lot.
I currently have Vista 64-bit installed on my computer. I have been using the computer at work because we needed one in a pinch and now its the work computer. This is changing, but very important info and files are on this drive and it will be so much easier to be able to just put the hard drive in a the new computer and run it as the primary. Problem is, obviously, different parts. We could just install it as a slave but then you have Vista on it for no reason, taking up valuable and needed space.
Is there a way to do this? maybe by installing the drivers for the new computer before the switch? I don't know...any help would be appreciated.



well....if you have a different motherboard, your HDD wont be able to run the OS installed on it as primary...

just install it as a slave drive, im sure you can run a ''repair install'' on the drive & use it in a ''dual boot'' config.

if thats not possible, install it as a slave drive & simply delete the OS files leaving only your data on the disc..

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I am running windows xp. Today my computer accidently got unplug, and plugged back in. When the computer rebooted it would not complete the reboot process. It asked for the system info disc. When that was loading it would not continue on when i tried to complete the install process. It stated that it could not detect any Hard Disk Drives. Don't understand what is happening here...as the cd disk drive is working , or it would not of started loading in the first place. Can someone please help me out here. Not sure what to do...and i don't really have the finances to take it to shop for something simple (which i am praying it is).
Thank you

Just wanted to add...also not detecting secdary slave as well...it is detection secondary master...it says AOPEN CD-Rom. I don't know if this info helps. It also said something about POWER SET UP...not sure what it really said as it didn't come back up. It reverted back to the original message!
 

A:Lost Primary Master and Primary slave!

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As a newbie to this site, I am not sure exactly where to post this question, so Im guessing it is a hardware issue.

I recently acquired an IBM ThinkPad T20/T21. This unit contains what IBM calls an Ultrabay 2000 port on the side of the unit. This is the source of my question/problem. The Ultrabay port and software allows the hot swapping of the interchangeable FDD and a CD-ROM modules. Under the installed Win 95 OS, the Ultrabay worked fine.

In order to gain use of the USB port on the unit, I just completed an upgrade from Win 95 to Win 98 SE. I upgraded using an OEM disk and in the end wound up with both a Windows directory (for the Win 95 OS) and a Windows.000 (for the Win 98 OS) on the HDD. After a little re-mapping, Ive gotten the audio, video, modem and mouse/trackpoint to work fine. My problem is the Ultrabay. Even with the latest IBM drivers, the Ultrabay port/computer will not recognize the CD-ROM. If I boot up with the FDD installed, both Windows Explorer and the Ultrabay S/W recognize the module and everything works fine. If I then hot swap to the CD-ROM, the Ultrabay SW sees the drive but indicates it is inoperable by placing a large red X through its icon in the system tray. Windows Explorer does not see the CD-ROM at all and still reports an FDD. If I boot up with the CD-ROM in the port, Windows Explorer sees the CD-ROM and allows full use of it, the Ultrabay SW however continues to show the red X. If I try to hot swap back to the FDD the system loc... Read more

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I finally decided to replace my ageing ThinkPad W530 with a ThinkPad P71 The build I have ordered includes 2x 1TB SSD PCIe TLC OPAL2I am assuming that these are NVMe drives bound to PCIe lanes on the mainboard.  I would like to add (at least) another two more drives to my machine, and I am aware that there are two potential expansion points: a) The main 2.5" drive bay. Having NOT selected a HDD option in my build I expect this to be both empty and available for use b) An "Ultrabay" adapter for the Optical Drive I guess I have a bunch of questions around these: (a) Main 2.5" Drive BayAre there any adapters I should expect to need in order to fit a 2.5" SSD?I have a 2.5" Samsung Evo 840 1TB SSD and would ideally like to put that in the main 2.5" drive bay. Is this going to be simple? Does this bay only support SATA or does it somehow support PCIe connections? (b) Ultra-Bay / Optical DriveI already have an UltraBay adapter for my W530. Is this going to fix the P70 or will I need a new one?I am aware of PCIe format Ultra-Bay adapters. Does this mean there spare PCIe lanes I could leverage or is it not worth it?(I have a spare Samsung Evo 840 1TB mSATA SSD .. is it worth using this given the slower "mSATA" transfer speeds available? if the Ultra-Bay ONLY provides a SATA connection anyway then I'm guessing there is little point putting a full-on PCIe SSD in there?) Many thanks and appreciated in advance!



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Picked up a T-61 for a song and love the beast, but I'm having a problem with the hard drive Ultrabay that came with the Laptop. The drive isn't being recognized.  I've tried several SATA drives of sizes between 50 gig to 1 Terabyte, and all fail to recognize in the OS. (I've tried Win 7 and 10) The drive shows up in the Bios, regardless of which of the actual physical drives I've installed, and passes the Bios diagnostic, and the Drive shows up in the Device manager, but the OS can't see it. Deeply confused, hoping for a silver bullet. The DVD Drive Ultrabay works just fine, but no HDD in the other bay can be found by the OS, any suggestions?

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Hi,Can anybody tel me if it is possible to change the DVD otptical unit provided with my L540 by a BlueRay optical unit  ?I know that the Ultrabay Enhanced can be a HDD but a BlueRay unit ? Regards.

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What is the best SSD to use in the Ultrabay caddy in a Thinkpad T420?

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Hello, I own a T430s Model 2356LRG. My Bios version is 2.66 (G7ETA6WW) which I believe is the latest. I bought a UltraBay adapter and a SATA HDD. I can access my UltraBay HDD in Windows 10 and Linux. Disk is detected by BIOS. I want to use it as a system boot disk (running LINUX) and I changed BIOS to disable Security Boot and changed from UEFI to BOTH (Legacy First). 1. If i connect a USB Pen in my USB port, F12 recognizes it and I can boot another OS.2. If I click F12, mi UltraBay HDD isn't there. I tried the same adapter in a T510 and F12 lists the HDD. So, it isn't an adapter problem, I believe. What do you guys suggest I do to solve this issue. Rgds

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I purchased this PC as a refurbished unit from Amazon. When I received it, the ultra bay slot was empty but since I was going to install an HDD into it, this didn't bother me, (too much). I purchased the caddy and HDD, put them together, installed them and guess what, it didn't work. I guess not having the DVD/RW installed should have given me some indication but, oh well. I checked out the caddy and the HDD and they both work. Before I go inside the PC and ruin another one, lol, does anybody know if there is something within the system that controls the ultrabay, i.e. BIOS, Device Manager, etc.. Thanks for taking the time to read this and hopefully have an answer.

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Just as the title states. When the y400/500 were first announced and then released, I was so excited. Using the concept of removeable slots,, as found in business machines, to augment a gaming machine seemed like a brilliant idea. And it was, they sold like hotcakes. The y410/510p made some incremental improvements, like activating the iGPU with Optimus and increasing the resolution on the 14" model. As expected, they were popular as well. Then came the y40/50 and now the y700 series. Lenovo completely designed their gaming lineup, removing the ultrabay and cutting fuctionality. Why? I can have 2 full sized HDD/SSDs and a 42mm M.2 installed in my 14" y410p, but the 15" y50/700 only has 1 full sized bay. Just what. Then instead of 850/860M SLI we get a single 860M in the y50, which was updated to a 960M in the y700. Yes the 860M is a decent card, and beats the 755M handily, but it's practically on par with 755M SLI. I just find it strange that such a great concept on such popular machines was cut. I'm sure there were issues, but removing the ultrabay just makes Lenovo's newer laptops just another crop of mid ranged machines. They lost a lot of what made them special, and what I feel made the brand take off after the y580 generation. 

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I cant find an ultrabay FRU# for the M90z. I'd lke to replace the DVD/R with an SSD. Does anyone have a part #? Thanks,Mike

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 I recently installed an HGST 1TB HDD using Ultrabay caddy (see related question). I am using Windows 7 pro. On restart, I can see the HGST in device manager. However It does not show up as a drive. Need help to get it going. Thanks.

A:T520 does not recognize HDD in Ultrabay

OK, so I found out that the disk came without a filesystem. So I initialized an NTFS file system using computer > manage, then mounted it on an empty folder (C:\HGST) The disk is now accessible but the free space shown in Explorer does not take this volume in account. So it shows only C-disk free space which is very incomplete info. How can this be fixed? How can I stat it? Thanks. 

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Hi!

I didn't know where to post this specifically. Hence I chose the General Support section.

I have a ThinkPad T530. The main disk is an SSD (on which Windows 8 is installed and is the primary boot device). In the ultrabay slot, I have a 500GB hard disk. There used to be an optical drive here. I replaced it with the stock hard disk since I needed storage more than optical drive.

Anyway, on startup (as well as resume from standby and hibernate), I don't need the disk to be recognized. I want it to be done manually. Is there a way to stop windows from recognizing the device every time it boots? Presently, I am doing a "Safely remove device" after every start up, which is kind of annoying.

Hope you got what I am trying to say.

Thanks,

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Hi, I've a problem with a SSD in the ultrabay slot. Put a Sandisk 240GB SSD instead the disc drive. SSD is recognized in BIOS and everything seem to work. But......it is not possible to install Windows. No response anymore when I create the boot partition.just installed Windows to primary HDD. In Windows the SSD is still recognized but cannot be formated or partitioned (no errir message, just stops at formating the drive. And 100% disk usage stays). By the way. SSD is working in my workstation without problems.Then replaced SSD with normal HDD. The HDD is working normal in ultrabay.  What can be the issue here? First I thought sbout a defect Adapter or SSD, but the cross check tells me that it must be a problem of the notebook.At the adapter I also checked all variants with the manufacturer diagnostic Pin... Thanks

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Hi Since I changed to Windows 10 (completely new installation), sometimes the HDD in the Ultrabay gets detached after wake up from sleep. First I can hear it turn on, then it goes off and a notification tells me that the HDD was removed. I've tried all sort of drivers (Lenovo, Microsoft, Intel RST 12.5-12.9) with no luck.It worked without any problems in Windows 7 (with Intel RST 12.5 driver). Is it a known problem?What can I do? RegardsVone

A:UltraBay HD missing on wake up with Windows 10, T5...

Good day.Please provide your system model name/number (don't post your serial number, though), otherwise it will be difficult for the community to assist you. We will also be able to confirm that your post is in the proper forum.Regards.

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I have the lenovo y510p (59370015). It has a disk drive in the Ultrabay. Does this mean that there is no Nvidia graphics card in the laptop? If this is the case, then why are there a bunch of Nvidia files on it? If this is not the case then how do I get the card working, I see it with a Error Code 43 in device manager.

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I recently bought an ultrabay adapter off ebay that was compatible with the T400/T400S.  The Lenovo part would be ThinkPad Serial Hard Drive Bay Adapter III, P/N 43N3412.  I took out the original 250GB HDD and put an Intel X25-V in the main HD bay.  Then I put the original drive in the Ultrabay Adapter.  When I power up the machine the Ultrabay drive spins up for a second and the light on the adapter comes on and then the drive turns off.  The Ultrabay drive is not found by the BIOS, I have 1.20-1.07 installed.  I called Lenovo tech support and was told that there is no Ultrabay adapter for the T410, and the website confirms this when I search for storage adapter accessories for it.  Is there some way to get a second HDD to work in the Ultrabay? [EDIT]The solution. Thanks to Dd16. To enable the DVD automatic power off feature, open the Advanced view in Power Manager, go to the Power Plan tab and expand the System Settings dropdown. Now set Automatic Optical Drive Power Off to Enabled on AC and battery. (You'll be able to see and set this setting Automatic Optical Drive Power Off only if your DVD drive is inside of your ultrabay.) After being idle for 5 or 10 minutes your DVD drive will be powered off. Then this new icon (Other E: Powered Off) will appear in My Computer.    Make a shortcut of that icon on your desktop because after you remove your DVD drive this icon will disapp... Read more

A:T410 Ultrabay HDD Question - SOLVED!

you got a knock off or the real one? 

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Hi, T400 running Win7. I've this battery pack 57Y4536 which won't work anymore. It wasn't in use for months so it may have drained out I guess.  The power manager says it can't detect the battery and marked as "error" Is there any way to revive the battery? Thanks

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Any problems associated with CD/DVD combo drive swapped to the left hand side of the laptop? Overheating issues?












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A:A31P - Ultrabay swap CD/DVD with Floppy

Welcome to the forum! No issues whatsoever. One of my machines has a combo on the left side and DVD burner on the right side. Runs no hotter than any of the others. Hope this helps.

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Hi Since I changed to Windows 10 (completely new installation), sometimes the HDD in the Ultrabay gets detached after wake up from sleep. First I can hear it turn on, then it goes off and a notification tells me that the HDD was removed. I've tried all sort of drivers (Lenovo, Microsoft, Intel RST 12.5-12.9) with no luck.It worked without any problems in Win 7 (with Intel RST 12.5 driver). Is it a known problem?What can I do? RegardsVone

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