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laptop with built in msata screwing with my ssd win 7 install

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21 March 2013 11:52:32

basically i bought a fujitsu uh572 which has a built in 32gb msata ssd.

i replaced the mechanical 500gb with 128gb ssd samsung 840 pro.

when i go to install win 7, it sees 2 drives the samsung and the built in.

even though i select the samsung ssd for install, the system file partition is made on the 32gb built in causing a bootmgr failure on restart.

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21 March 2013 12:11:06
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This probably happens because the first physical driver is the old ssd, try to disable the old ssd from laptop's bios setup. Then try to install.
21 March 2013 12:13:53

spigias said:
This probably happens because the first physical driver is the old ssd, try to disable the old ssd from laptop's bios setup. Then try to install.


the samsung appears in my bios but not the msata.
however the msata appears in the menu for win 7 install.
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21 March 2013 12:14:45

i have also tried to make inactive that msata ssd using diskpart, but to no avail.
21 March 2013 12:19:02

windows 7 can see msata but in bios there is no option? this weird you can try to update your laptop firmware . or if you are hardcore you can unscrew the back of your laptop and remove to connection cable from msata ssd(or the ssd altogether).
21 March 2013 12:27:50

if nobody else comes with a easier solution i will probably attempt that. i just dont want to void warranty so quickly lol
i did spot the msata sitting underneath the ram slots when i upgraded the ram.l
21 March 2013 15:38:32

I agree, try updating bios first or call tech support the may have a way to disable msata from bios, a setting that you missed perhaps? but dont void your warranty.
21 March 2013 22:14:05

Problem solved:
Took it into a fujitsu center and its a bios problem that makes the onboard ssd conflict with 3rd party internal ssd .
They are going to try to disable the onboard using their own tech.

Warning to anyone buying Fujitsu laptops and thinking they can upgrade the HDD to ssd.