I did some more reading around, and it seems that some SSDs have problems with Win8's power management settings. I have tried tweaking my Power Options, setting the following. Hopefully this will help, and hopefully it won't impact the power usage too much, an idle SSD shouldn't draw too much power should it? Power Options->Advanced Settings->Hard Disk->Turn off hard disk after->On battery->Never Power Options->Advanced Settings->Hard Disk->Turn off hard disk after->Plugged in->Never Power Options->Advanced Settings->PCI Express->Link State Power Management->On battery->Off Power Options->Advanced Settings->PCI Express->Link State Power Management->Plugged in->Off I emailed Crucial Support and got the following confusing response- he seemed to think the MX100 is an M.2 drive!? He also seemed to think that Lenovo produce firmware updates for Intel and Samsung SSDs- surely they just distribute them!? Those Lenovo laptops only came with Intel and Samsung SSD installed by the manufacture, and they only apply to the unique drives sold through channel to distributors like Lenovo; so unfortunately it looks like Lenovo will not go out of the way to produce a firmware fix for other 3rd party SSDs in that system like our drives. From past experience it sounds like the problem might have to do with a Load Protection Module setting which causes M.2 drives lock up, so I provided a link below to a registry fix that a customer has found to work around this problem; I am not exactly sure if this is what is causing your issue, and we unfortunately can not assist in the registry edit, but you are more than willing to try it out yourself. If the registry edit is something you are not comfortable with, or it does not resolve your issue, I would simply return our drive for a refund and get a brand that hopefully will not exhibit the problem. http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Crucial-SSDs/GA-Z97X-UD5H-amp-Crucial-512G-M-2-SSD-DRIVE/m-p/158645/highlight/false#M44781 If you have further questions, please visit the Crucial Community at http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/support . For sales questions, try our online chat service at http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/support-contact . Our hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Mountain Time). At Crucial, we are committed to providing high-quality products and reliable service and support. BENJAMIN LZICAR Technical Support Representative Tel: (800) 336-8896 (US & Canada only) Tel: (208) 363-5790 Fax: (208) 363-5501 mailto: email@example.com Website: http://www.crucial.com
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I received exactly the same error with a Lenovo Thinkpad T440S, with Windows 8.1 64. I am using the Crucial MX100 256GB as drive D: (I have a Transcend M.2 SSD as drive C:, which has shown no problems) While I was using the computer, Drive D: suddenly disappeared! I was able to save the files that I was working on to drive C:. I rebooted and received the " 2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD) " error. I rebooted a few more times and received the same error. I then powered off the machine, and powered it back on, and the drive was properly detected again. Lenovo describes this problem occuring with both Samsung and Intel SSDs, and offers firmware updates to fix the problem with both of thiese: Samsung: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht082504 Intel: http://support.lenovo.com/my/ms/documents/ht076644 There is no firmware update for the MX100 to fix this problem however. Should I return the MX100 that I purchased, or wait for a future firmware update to fix the issue? Without a firmware update it would seem that the MX100 is not compatible with the Lenovo T440S and possibly other Lenovo machines.
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