I recently bought the new Toshiba RC100 m.2 2242 NVMe SSD for my Lenovo Y510p which has an m.2 port in it.
After installation the SSD wasn't showing up in my BIOS and also not on my OS Win 10 disk management. So I did a bit of research and installed mod BIOS for my Y510p by following the steps in the link: ( https://www.techinferno.com/index.php?/forums/topic/3546-lenovo-y410p-y510p-unlocked-bios-wlan-whitelist-mod-vbios-mod/ )
There are a lot more options in the BIOS menu now.
Even after doing the mod it's not showing up. The SSD works on my friend's "new 2017 dell gaming laptop" which has m.2 ssd support in it. I don't know what exactly to configure my BIOS to make it work. I've just done some hit-and-trial configs which have eventually failed.
If someone can help solve it Pleasee!!
P.S. : I can share all the available options available in the BIOS if required.
I have an XMG u705 with the an í7 4790k, a Geforce GTX 980M 8GB, G-Sync Monitor, 32GB DDR3 RAM, etc. and I am damn annoyed by both the Mainboard Bios and Vbios, because both are the cause for a ton of driver issues under Windows 10. Also I can't use my lately bought Samsung 970 Evo, even though technically there should be nothing preventing it. Heck I was even able to install Windows 10 on it, because the Windows 10 installer detected it, just not the Bios which is logically why I cannot boot from it. -.-
So in search of a solution, I searched the web and found out that there are several mods for both bios made by devs like Prema. Unfortunately some Bios mods I found are heavily outdated, unfinished, ... or not anywhere secure and I couldn't find any location where I could download Prema's Mods for this device, especially not on his Site (just a Subscribe banner there) or his older Wordpress site (errors). There is also nothing here under Downloads/Clevo/P77xZM.
I would be really thankfull if someone could help me.
Clevo W2xxHNx/W2xxHPx series Modded & Stock BIOS
Note: This thread is no longer updated. You can find the latest info HERE.
Notice: Make sure you have downloaded the correct Mod for your specific model and that the laptop's or a UPS battery backup is present during the update process.
Disclaimer: I do not hold any responsibility for any problems that may occur by using the mods in a wrong way. Remember that you flash these at your own risk. I have personally tested the W25xHNx mod. Since the laptops mentioned here are of the same series and thus almost identical, you shouldn't face any problems with the rest of them. The same changes were made to all models after ensuring that their stock counterparts are identical to the tested W25xHNx laptop.
Note: All mods contain both the Modded and Stock BIOS image files so that you can go back in case you want to. Use Mod.bat or Stock.bat at a DOS environment respectively. Check the Flashing Guide below for detailed instructions.
W2xxHNx/W2xxHPx Mod Changelog:
Intel Sandy Bridge 206A7 CPU microcode 29 --> 2D
Intel Management Engine 1.5MB firmware 18.104.22.1683 --> 22.214.171.1244
Intel HD Graphics 3000 vBios 2170 --> 2171
Updated flashers to AFUDOS v3.07.01 and FWUpdate v126.96.36.1996
Intel Management Engine 1.5MB firmware 188.8.131.527 --> 184.108.40.2063
Intel HD Graphics 3000 vBios 2117 --> 2170
JMicron JMC25x Gigabit Ethernet Controller 220.127.116.11 --> 18.104.22.168
Intel Sandy Bridge 206A7 CPU microcode 12 --> 29
Removed redundant Intel Sandy Bridge 206A7 CPU microcode 14
Added support for Intel Core i7-2820QM ES/QS processor (W25xHPW)
Fixed grammar mistake at Resuming from Hibernation image
Fixed spelling mistakes at Advanced tab (Alart --> Alarm)
Merged BIOS & EC firmware into a single image file
Correct BIOS version & date reported in Windows
Clevo W25xHNx series BIOS v1.01.07 & EC v1.00.06 [Mod v1.2]
Supported Models (*): W251HNQ, W251HNQ-C, W255HN, W253HNQ1, W253HNQ, W258HNQ etc...
Clevo W25xHPx series BIOS v1.01.07 & EC v1.00.08 [Mod v1.2]
Supported Models (*): W251HPQ, W251HPQ-C, W255HP, W253HPQ1, W253HPQ, W258HPQ etc...
Clevo W27xHNx series BIOS v1.01.05 & EC v1.00.04 [Mod v1.2]
Supported Models (*): W270HNQ etc...
Clevo W27xHPx series BIOS v1.01.05 & EC v1.00.05 [Mod v1.2]
Supported Models (*): W270HPQ etc...
Clevo W25xHPW series BIOS v1.01.05 & EC v1.00.04 [Mod v1.2]
Supported Models (*): W251HPW, W255HPW, W258HPW, W253HPW1, W253HPW etc...
Flashing Guide (Text & Video):
1. Create a bootable MSDOS/FreeDOS USB flash-drive using Rufus
2. Copy all files relevant to your model at the USB flash-drive's root directory
3. Plug the USB flash drive at your laptop's USB 2.0 port
4. Restart and press F2 to enter BIOS to make sure that you do not have any BIOS or HDD password protection
5. Restart and press F7 to enter the Boot Order menu at which select your USB flash drive
6a. To update your BIOS & EC to the latest modded version, type Mod
6b. To update your BIOS & EC to the latest stock version, type Stock
7. Follow the easy on-screen prompts to finish the update process
8. The first time after the update, the laptop will boot and automatically restart quickly
9. Press F2 to enter BIOS and Load Setup Defaults followed by Save Changes and Reset
10. You have successfully updated your BIOS & EC to the latest modded/stock versions
(*) As shown at Clevo Bios Mirror and laptop Service Manuals
Special thanks to Lordkag for the help and advice.
First I want to thank the community, who have inspired me to do this project.
I will give you guys the chance to follow me on this journey.
I hope you will all help me come up with ideas, techniques and parts that could become handy.
This modding may be possible to convert to allot of laptops.
Here is the measurement of the went hole.
77mm X 16mm
I have 2 ideas for what can be done.
Just recently puchased a Clevo Gtx 780m on ebay and inserted it into my Alienware m17x r4. I'm terrible dissapointed to find the BIOS a12 unlocked and device mananger doesn't detect it at all. Are there some steps I have to undergo to make it work?