SSD (Solid State Drive) drives are the common now on many devices, I have been using for about 3 plus years and I cannot live without it. Any computer that I support end users, whom still using the spinning drive, it feels very slow. I have been using Samsung most part, I just wanted to try SanDisk, because it’s what I use as a flash drive most part. This is great for home users; because it has software then can monitor your drive and user able to see stats on their hard drive and performance. It also has help option where a user can chat with live support to get basic support. Here are some screenshots of the drive in action.
Status of SSD SanDisk SSD Drive:
Under Tools you will find cloning software, so you can clone your old hard drive and switch it over from old spinning drive to new SSD Drive.
Under Help, you get an option to contact live chat support for basic on new drives and other user manuals.
You may run into this issue unless they have fixed it. I just did not like when I installed their recommend software Acronis which said clearly supports Western Digital or SanDisk drive and it could not see my new SanDisk which was plugged in. After contacting them via live support, got them to send me the link for a quick fix and it works fine.
Overall if you are still running old spanning drive, think about it getting SSD drive. You don’t have to get SanDisk, just make sure you get one with faster Read/Write speed and good software to clone your old drive with some easy access to their support in case you run into any issues.
Most of the newer laptops now come with two battery on these Lenovo T440, T450 and maybe some other models, there might be other vendors too. So when you have issues with power, how can you do power cycle? When you have only one battery you can pull out, but when you have two batteries one external and one Internal, it’s hard to take out an internal battery. Lenovo laptops have a small hole on the bottom of the laptop see below of screenshot from one of the Lenovo document, which called “Emergency reset hole” this cuts off the power from both batteries. The process is unplugging power cord then use the paper clip and push into that Emergency reset hole and releases it. Then plug in power cord to your computer press power button, it should come back to life. Remember this option only should be used for EMERGENCY as last resorts only. If you do this often it could damage hardware and well as operating system. So before doing this try any other options, like pressing control + Alt + Delete button and see if you get anything on the screen with an option to restart or end service that might be causing the computer to freeze. Also, your power adapter might be bad or connector might be loose if none of these works then do the reset hard.
Once your computer comes back then tries to find out the cause by looking at log system log file and doing a hardware scan. Could be some recent updates or software you may have installed. Sometimes these settings do not get apply to system files until the computer gets re-booted. Hope this helps someone out there having issues.