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BIOS UEFI won't recognize Samsung Evo 250GB

Hello, recently I have upgraded my laptop's (Lenovo Y500) 5400rpm hdd to a Samsung EVO. And it's going quite well. However, I'm using Legacy to boot. But many people say UEFI is better than Legacy but my BIOS won't recognize it when I change it to UEFI mode. Is booting in UEFI mode worth it? Or should I remain using Legacy?

Sorry for my bad English. I'm from Mongolia. And thanks in advance ^^
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    When you go to boot options, is there a UEFI word in front of the Samsung hard drive in the boot options?
    I have the same problem with a DVD drive. I'm going to try it with a USB stick.

    By the way, you write English about as perfectly as anyone here.
  2. danny2000 said:
    When you go to boot options, is there a UEFI word in front of the Samsung hard drive in the boot options?
    I have the same problem with a DVD drive. I'm going to try it with a USB stick.

    By the way, you write English about as perfectly as anyone here.


    Thanks for the reply. :D

    I'm now a bit far from my laptop right now. I'll tell you as soon as I'm at home.
    About the DVD drive I haven't had any problems. Actually I haven't used for at least a month now. (I used USB boot drive to clean install windows 8) I'll test it if it's working okay.

    Update:

    I've just checked my BIOS settings. No UEFI word in front of the Samsung hard drive. It only says "SATA HDD: SAMSUNG SSD 840 EVO 250GB"
  3. I've read a little about this and we might have format the SSD drive to GPT first.
  4. danny2000 said:
    I've read a little about this and we might have format the SSD drive to GPT first.


    Hello, I have heard that some windows OSs don't recognize GPT drives. And if I succeed in formatting it to GPT will it increase my boot time?

    Thanks ^^
  5. From what I have read so far, using UEFI full (not UEFI and Legacy mode) actually decreases the boot time; It is faster than using MBR (legacy).

    I have read that some people who dual boot with Linux flavors have a problem some times.
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