SSD install on Lenovo Flex 3-1570

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    SSD install on Lenovo Flex 3-1570


    I've run into a quagmire and need some help.

    I purchased a Lenovo Flex3-1570 and a Crucial MX200 250GB SSD to upgrade to. I've had nothing but fits trying to get this SSD running.

    1. The SSD is recognized in the bios
    2. The SSD is not seen by windows 10 installer (fresh install)
    3. Can't clone drive due to 512/4000 sector size mismatch. (tried macrium, acronis, minitool partition wizard)

    I've tried the following steps to try to resolve the issue.

    1. Boot from legacy instead of UEFI
    2. initialized SSD on another PC
    3. ran diskpart "clean" command on SSD
    4. Installed IRST SATA driver during windows installation

    In trying to resolve this issue i've decided all "support" departments should be renamed "not my problem" departments......seriously a joke.

    The only thing i can think of is that it is some sort of SSD DEVSLP (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DevSlp) issue and the SSD is being put to sleep after the bios loads and before windows setup loads, but I can't get anyone at Lenovo to confirm this is the problem.

    I've run across multiple posts online about similar issues but all were resolved by initializing the drive or fixing a corrupted MBR with the diskpart "clean" command.

    Hoping someone here can maybe help shed some light on the issue and help to resolve it, even if it means getting a different model SSD that will work with this laptop.

    Thanks in advance for your time.
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  2. Word Man's Avatar
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    mk12delta said:
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    3. Can't clone drive due to 512/4000 sector size mismatch. (tried macrium, acronis, minitool partition wizard)
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    Welcome to TenForums, mk12delta.

    Have you tried completely imaging the old disk and restoring the image to the SSD? A very different thing from cloning.
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  3. Posts : 7
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    Thought of that too. Going from a 1TB HDD to a 250GB SSD so the partitions need resized and windows can only shrink the C:\ down to 440GB.
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  4. Word Man's Avatar
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    mk12delta said:
    Thought of that too. Going from a 1TB HDD to a 250GB SSD so the partitions need resized and windows can only shrink the C:\ down to 440GB.
    Macrium can certainly handle an on the fly resize of the OS partition, I've done it twice already. However, you can't fit more than 250 GB on a 250 GB SSD and you really don't want to fill an SSD past 50-75% unnecessarily.

    What is total size of your data consumption of old disk?
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    Did you format the SSD as GPT?
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    badrobot said:
    Did you format the SSD as GPT?
    Yes, SSD has GPT
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    Word Man said:
    Macrium can certainly handle an on the fly resize of the OS partition, I've done it twice already. However, you can't fit more than 250 GB on a 250 GB SSD and you really don't want to fill an SSD past 50-75% unnecessarily.

    What is total size of your data consumption of old disk?
    It's a brand new laptop, no data on it at all yet, will deal with migration after I get the SSD running. I'll try to get the partition resized and image it tomorrow morning & give you an update.
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    mk12delta said:
    will deal with migration after I get the SSD running.
    You have to migrate the OS to SSD first to get it to run.
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  9. Word Man's Avatar
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    mk12delta said:
    It's a brand new laptop, no data on it at all yet, will deal with migration after I get the SSD running. I'll try to get the partition resized and image it tomorrow morning & give you an update.
    OK, well, you say Windows won't recognize the SSD but your BIOS will. So, I'm suggesting to restore a Macrium complete disk image to the SSD rather than the cloning you attempted and suggesting that will "get the SSD running".

    As I said earlier, with a Macrium restore you can do the partition resizing on the fly, i.e., as part of setting up the restore.

    Good luck.
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  10. Posts : 7
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    I ran a macrium backup this morning. Here is the error I get when trying to restore. https://i.imgur.com/bRtEV2A.png
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