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03-07-2012 01:40 AM
I am writing with 2 issues.
First, BIOS issue.
BIOS F.20 for 6465b and 6565b is no longer available. The current version on HP support page is BIOS F.03. Anybody know why it was changed?
When will be released F.22 which should enable support for SATA III, as F.22 for 6x60b notebook?
Second, ssd issue, which I believe is connected with Bios.
I've bought Intel 520 120gb SSD and it is not recognized by BIOS. When I put it as primary hard drive and turn notebook on,i go 5 blink of caps + num lock, and al stuck.
I can't install system. But ssd works when in external eSATA enclosure. So it isn't ssd related problem.
I know for sure that 320, m4 are perfectly working on 6465b. Other SF drives, Force GT and Agility 3, too.
What is wrong with 520, and how it can be resolved. I think only new BIOs, unfortunately.
05-08-2012 03:57 AM
I can confirm that an Intel 520 SSD in combination with an HP 6465b is an issue.. The CAPS + Scroll blink 5 times while in POST. This indicates a general mainboard issue, but I am 100% sure that there is an incompatibility between the two
I have installed BIOS F.21 and the firmware of the Intel SSD is standard (errrr 300i if I'm not mistaken).
Right now the laptop is useless (it has to have a SSD drive for our developer-dudes) so I'm hoping HP will release F.22 soon.. Where did you find that F.22 will add support for SATAIII?
Stupid thing is, when I put the drive in a really old beast (HP nx7400) the SSD works without hickups.
05-08-2012 04:01 AM
Oh just FYI (probably already known) when you use IDE in stead of AHCI in the BIOS the drive is recognized and the laptop boots just fine.
But this costs precious performance AND when you want to enable AHCI afterwards and you happen to have a Windows installation: prepare for a reinstallation..
Workaround is available but with the Intel 520 rocking in your machine you want the full bang don't you?