04-21-2012 06:19 PM
I recently purchased a DM1-4108AU. I've succesfully upgraded the ram, and also purchased an Agility 3 SATA III SSD. To my knowledge this SSD should have been compatible, but so far this hasn't proven to be the case. The laptop consistently frezees after running Win7 for 5 minutes.
Does anyone know how this issue may be resolved? I think the issue related to AHCI and IDE, but I cannot unlock the BIOS to change it to AHCI.
Or can anyone shed some light as to which SSDs that are 100% working on this DM1?
It would be great to get some good responses, it seems like a lot of people have had difficulties with SSDs and the DM1. Hopefully people can refer to this for their future difficulties.
04-22-2012 12:41 PM
Crucial M4 series is the only one I know of that works on it and I know because I just stumbled across a forum post about it. When you turn on the machine, you should get a message on the display that says something like F8, F10, or some other key to access the BIOS settings.
04-24-2012 05:59 AM
Yeah, I also thought it was set to AHCI, though it doesn't appear to be the case.
According to the OCZ forums, people have been successful in getting full speed and functionality from the Agility 3 when switching to AHCI. If it was already set to AHCI there would be no issues.
HP whitelisted the DM1 bios in version F.13 (I think), so I can't get access to the settings.
04-24-2012 06:04 AM
Yes, I have sadly heard elsewhere that HP has begun locking down their notebook products as of late. Complete shame but I do understand why they do it even if it's unacceptable.
04-24-2012 06:35 AM
Looks like there's a firmware update for your SSD that might address your particular problem. Try that if you haven't already. You'll have to connect it to another computer to perform the update.
04-24-2012 06:39 AM
Yeah, the SSD already had the latest update. I tried reflashing it but it said 'last firmware installed'. Anyway, I've sold the SSD and am looking for a replacement that will work
04-24-2012 06:45 AM
According to what their drivers and updates listing says, HP ships the unit with an Intel 320 series SSD, though they may be using custom firmware and only allow their own HP modified SSDs.