That my first post in this forum, i usually stick with the notebookreview.com forum when i do need help but they coulnd provide me support with my problem. Hopefully someone can help me here!
Here my laptop config.
HM55 Intel Chipset
ATI Mobility Radeon 5870 1GB GDDR5
Kingston DDR3 8GB 1333Mhz | Blu-ray MATSHITA UJ141AS
120GB Intel X25M G2 & 500GB 7200RPM Seagate
500GB 7200RPM Seagate (Optical bay)
When i try to load data with my blu-ray drive it lag, stutter and crash my explorer. I recently put a HDD in my optical bay and i got similar issue, while loading data from it, it crash and become very slow. At first i though the issue was my blu-ray drive...
I already found how to ``fix`` the issue with the blu-ray drive by setting the sata configuration to IDE instead of AHCI. However, since i got SSD, AHCI is required so this fix wont be helpful anymore...
I already tried to reinstall the OS, chipset SATA/ATAPI controller drivers, not much... I think the issue is from the intel(r) 5 series 4 port sata ahci controller, however im out of idea and i need to solve this!
My OS was intalled with AHCI. When i switch AHCI to IDE, i got the Win logo load and the BSOD. Wont load Win even with the file installed from your link. Is there any alternative, i think ill lose performance with IDE?
Therefore, options: 1. BIOS Update, 2. Firmware v1.7 update, 3. Reformat the 500 GB HDD. However, it seems the notebook is placing both the HDD/SSD and ODD/HDD bay on the same SATA configurations. Even in typical PCs it is not recommended to have the ODD on AHCI ports.
Personally, if both of those options fail then I would settle for IDE.
Q - Can your notebook support a 500 GB/7200 RPM HDD in the OD bay?