128 GB Solid State Drive, Serial ATA3 - should I see somewhere?

Hello there,
I've just received my new computer from Lenovo and it is supposed to have the above. The problem is I can't work out if Lenovo has installed this or something different ie cheaper? There's nothing in the Device Manager that says the above and I ran the bios and it said Sata but that was it.

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you :)
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  1. Download & run CrystalDiskInfo. It will provide the name & model number of your drive.
    http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskInfo/index-e.html
  2. restart your computer, if it takes less then 30 second they did. If it takes longer than 30 seconds they didnt ;)
  3. The easiest thing to to check is the size of the hard drive.
    Then also in Device Manager, it will also list the model of the hard drive, and you could look that up.
  4. DarkOutlaw said:
    restart your computer, if it takes less then 30 second they did. If it takes longer than 30 seconds they didnt ;)


    I would shorten that time period to a much less time.
  5. In device manager, expand the disk drives entry. It should identify the device with something like intel ssd......120...

    The only way that Windows knows that the drive is a ssd is by how fast the response time is.

    Look at or run the windows experience index. control panel/system/ A ssd will be in the 7's.
  6. Depends, some motherboards take a long time to boot, like all Asus boards. You could also just run windows index experience thing and if you score under 6.5 then you do not have an ssd. Right now on my work laptop my WIE is scoring my hdd @ 5.8, at home it scored my desktop ssd @ 7.6 with both my ssd's in raid 0 it scores 7.9.
  7. Could also just remove the hard drive case and look at the physical hard drive. Should be 2-4 screws on the bottom and then it will slide out. At least thats the normal from what I have seen.
  8. You are great. Thanks everyone. FWIW it's fast (for me!) but looks like Lenovo have ripped me off as I paid for SSD.
  9. Oh the Windows Experience bit was 7.9
  10. Yeah you got an SSD. You should follow this guide to kill the mess of windows features you do not need, which let your ssd last longer. Some wont apply since it is a laptop, like having a 2nd hdd:

    Windows 7 ssd Optimization

    Edit: How did lenovo rip you off? If your WIE is 7.9 with a normal HDD, send it to me and ill give you a ssd in return lol.
  11. judging by the firmware posted above, there is a samsung 120gig SSD installed. You are good to go!
  12. greenthumbuk said:
    You are great. Thanks everyone. FWIW it's fast (for me!) but looks like Lenovo have ripped me off as I paid for SSD.
    http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/539004_360828870655201_1217299228_n.jpg


    You not only got a SSD, but a very good samsung unit.
    Here is the spec sheet:
    http://m.samsung.com/us/business/oem-solutions/pdfs/General_NSSD_25_SATA_III_Spec_0.2.pdf
  13. Oh good. Thanks to both of you. :)
  14. No xpost t- thanks to all three of you :)
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