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Sleekbook 14-b017cl: make 120gb msata ssd bootable

Hi guys, I need your expertise!

I installed a crucial m500 120 gb SSD in my msata slot in order to use it as system disk (NOT as cache disk!).

Before, I switched off hdd accelleration in the Intel Rapid Storage menu. I can see the SSD in the Explorer as a separate disk and cloned my HDD partition with Paragon Migrate OS to SSD 4.0. However, in the BIOS (F.12) and in the boot options, the disk is not shown. If I boot without the HDD no bootable disk is found.

Is this a BIOS issue/can a BIOS update fix this? If yes, since there is only a Win8 update available, would an update with Win7 be possible somehow?

I know that the sleekbook hardware supports bootable SSDs: I successfully upgraded a Sleekbook 14-b083eg to a 120gb msataSSD system disk. (see Chat ID:48997789; Service Ticket Number: 8066059670)
Thanks so much for your help!

Seb

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We do not have access to Chats and Service Tickets. You can use the mSATA mSSD as a boot disk only if another SATA hard drive is not present. Otherwise the mSATA mSSD can only be a cache drive. 

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Thanks for the fast reply.

Is this specific to b017cl? At b083eg I could boot from the ssd with the hdd present!

 

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It is specific to all HP laptops with the mSATA mSSD other than a couple of the small business model laptops that use only mSSD hard drives. If you got the b083eg to boot from the mSSD with a regular SATA drive present just do whatever you did there again and please post it here because a lot of people want to know how to do that. 

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Re: Sleekbook 14-b017cl: make 120gb msata ssd bootable

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I just checked the BIOS of the b083eg. It is F.18.

So, in order to get the same preconditions, I have to upgrade.

Can I do a BIOS upgrade in win7 safely? Officially, the upgrade is for win8 only.

 

This might be the wrong forum for this question.

I just reposted the question here: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-Systems-and-Software/Sleekbook-14-b017cl-BIOS-upgrad...

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Only do a BIOS upgrade in the OS it is designed for. It can't hurt to post it in the laptop OS thread. Maybe they know more over there. 

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Hi,

I upgraded my BIOS to F.18 using a Win8 partition.

Then with HDD and msataSSD in place I made a clean install of Win7 (deleting all partitions, reformat thedisks and install Win7 on the SSD). Works fine now for a week, fast as a rabbit, hooray!

 

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