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Windows 7: Lenovo Y570 SSD & HDD concerns

25 Oct 2011   #11
streamer

Windows 7
 
 
What http://www.lenovoblogs.com/ says

Lenovo Blogs talks about RapidDrive technology.

Inside the Box Lenovo RapidDrive Technology

Here is copy and paste of some text from the blog.

When you buy a Lenovo Y560 or Y460, you will have the option to configure it with RapidDrive. Your machine will have your standard hard disk drive plus a 32GB or 64GB SSD installed in the internal PCI-E slot. The breakthrough is not combining the two in one system. Anyone can do that. The breakthrough is using a Lenovo patent-pending technology that connects both the SSD and HDD simultaneously as one big, contiguous drive. Unlike my setup above, this storage is dynamically pooled and managed. The end user does not need to do anything. The system manages the SSD depending on usage. Programs, documents, and other files are dynamically moved on and off of the SSD so that you can always get the fastest speed possible. This also means that the system will not return an error if the SSD is already at full capacity. The program/file will automatically be installed on the HDD and moved to the SSD later in the background if the algorithm determines that is optimal.

That explains why we see confusing 'Disk Management' info. On Lenovo's web site, under Y570 Support, you can download 'RapidDrive' software. This will be useful for those who want to install new OS from scratch.

But if I am doing a new install, I probably will not join the two disks using RapidDrive. I will manage that on my own. I do not know how taking a backup image of your OS will work if you have RapidDrive installed.


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26 Oct 2011   #12
Bushwookie

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Wow, great information here! I'm glad I am not the only one who has been pondering this situation of a fresh install!
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22 Dec 2011   #13
innocentlifepen

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Urgent: Failed to resintall os on y570 -- help

I recently bought Y570 and am trying to reinstall Windows 7 Ultimate x64. Since I want to put my OS onto the SSD I decided to repartition all the disks.(Only one disk is detected) I deleted all the partitions and recreated them and when I click to install the OS on one of the partitions I created, the setup reports that it cannot locate an exisiting partition. Do you guys have any idea what I can do?
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14 Mar 2012   #14
Breshch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How to install windows 7 on LENOVO Y570 even if you deleted all partit

How to install windows 7 on LENOVO Y570 even if you deleted all partitions and rapiddrive driver from yours notebook !!!


1) You need to fiend some LIVE CD or LIVE DVD with Paragon Hard Drive Manager.
( Like Win7PE_v5.5f_xalex -- LiveCD Windows'7 v5.5 by xalex (11.01.2011) v5.5 [ )
2) Boot from this disk
3) Start Paragon HDM and you will see all HDD and SSD and theirs partitions
a) Find yours SSD
b) Click right mouse and choices to delete all partitions and all data from this SSD
c) After is done you can reboot with Windows install disc and to install yours windows like in a first time
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