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    SSD swap issue

    by tigopt ·


    Hey guys just got a SSD for my old laptop and after installing it i was about to fresh install windows however i couldn’t get to the bios to install from my bootable usb stick as i am allways stuck on a screen where it tells me. -checking media presence -no media founded Well i tried some processes like insert the usb on this screen and restart, and disabling secure boot on the bios (while the hdd is installed).Still nothing, i was considering in formating the drive ,but for that i have to buy a usb to sata male cable. So any suggestions?

    Model: toshiba l50
    Age: ~6 years
    Processor: intel i7 4th generation
    Graphics: 920m

    Problem solved by following the tip of rproffit by changing booting to CSM. Now i wanted to do dual boot but cant activate the bios, idk if its due to the crazy fast SSD speed. But i will try to figure it out ty guys.

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    • #2415640

      What laptop?

      by itsdigger ·

      In reply to SSD swap issue

      If you want help, you’ll have to be more specific as the pros are not mind readers.
      I would say though if you had a HDD , you would want to use something like Acronis True Image or Macrium Reflect to clone the new SSD.

      • #2415634


        by tigopt ·

        In reply to What laptop?

        Its a Toshiba sattelite l50.
        And about cloning i thought about it but as i said i would have to get a usb 3.0 to sata male.

      • #2415635


        by tigopt ·

        In reply to What laptop?

        Its a Toshiba sattelite l50.
        And about cloning i thought about it but as i said i would have to get a usb 3.0 to sata male.

    • #2415639
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      Time and time again.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to SSD swap issue

      I find the USB stick the client brings is, was not bootable.

      As itsdigger noted, it could be something about the PC but I don’t see make, model, age and details so where to start?

      • #2415633

        Usb boot stick

        by tigopt ·

        In reply to Time and time again.

        Sorry i dont use forums much,i already updated the comment i am not with the machine but as soon as possible i will give full specs, but about the bootble usb, i already tested that by trying to install a linux unbuntu version that i had laying arround it did not worked.

    • #2415618


      by code+ ·

      In reply to SSD swap issue

      hey there!
      sorry you got that stressed, you should first check if you usb stick is bootable and to what FILE SYSTEM can it be used to work with only there will you know how and what too do, i recommend you to use RUFUS 3.6 to make your usb stick bootable and select the appropriate file system to us.
      you will see two options either the MBR which is compatible with NTFS or UEFI which is compatible with FAT32.
      let me know your thoughts in the reply section below. welcome leads

    • #2418941

      how to fix SSD swap issue

      by benmartin9920 ·

      In reply to SSD swap issue

      Unplug the SATA to USB cable and SSD from your laptop
      Unplug your laptop power and remove the battery (if removable)
      Open the laptop case by removing the screws. If you’re lucky, your laptop will have a handy little door with a couple of screws that give you direct access to the hard drive bay. But if you have a more recent “unibody design” model, you’ll have anywhere from 10-20 screws to take out (have a little cup ready to store them in). Then open the bottom part of the case to get access to your drive. You may need to use your fingernails, a flat-tip screwdriver or the handy tool that came with the screwdriver kit I recommended above to CAREFULLY pry it open. If you are unsure how to do this with your laptop, googling your laptop model and “open case” or “replace hard drive” will usually turn up plenty of YouTube videos for guidance.
      Once your case is open, unscrew the mounting bracket holding your existing hard drive and remove your drive. It should come out pretty easily. Now put your new SSD into the mounting bracket, slide it into the connectors on your laptop and screw the mounting bracket back into your laptop.
      Replace you case by snapping it back into place (putting it back on is usually easier than removing it).
      DO NOT SCREW THE CASE TOGETHER YET – we want to check and make sure everything is working first. Turn on your computer (it should boot really fast now!) and verify that everything – programs, files – looks just like it did before. Assuming all is fine, turn the computer off and get those screws back in.

      I hope this helps!
      Ben Martin

      • #3939582

        Hope this tips will help you!

        by preetirajputlv ·

        In reply to how to fix SSD swap issue

        The SSD swap issue is a consequence of the design of the solid-state drive (SSD) architecture. The SSD has no moving parts, so it uses dynamic random access memory (DRAM) to store data. When data blocks are first written to an SSD, they reside in DRAM and are only written to the physical flash memory when they need replacing.

        When disk space fills up, data blocks are moved from DRAM to flash memory. This process causes swapping out of some of the data that is needed by applications currently running on the system. Applications that need access to this information will experience pauses as these blocks are replaced with other blocks in DRAM.
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