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      Introduction to Idea Laptops booting list from eSATA

      STATEMENT DESCRIPTION:

      The below article is an introduction to Idea Laptops booting list from eSATA

      AFFECTED CONFIGURATIONS:

      The above symptom may occur on the following systems:

      All Idea Laptops

      VALID REGIONS/COUNTRIES:

      Worldwide

      SOLUTION:

      ESATA stands for External Serial Advanced Technology Attachment. It is meant to be an external interface for SATA technologies. SATA or Serial ATA(Advanced Technology Attachment) is the next generation of drive interfaces, its predecessor being the Parallel ATA ( PATA). Standardized in 2004, eSATA provides a variant of SATA meant for external connectivity. It has revised electrical requirements in addition to incompatible cables and connectors.

      For Lenovo Idea laptops, some support eSATA port booting, some don't. Below shows detailed eSATA booting list in recent years.

      eSATA port:

      Y---- Configured with eSATA port

      N---- Without eSATA port

      Support eSATA Boot:

      Y---Support

      N---Not support

      2011

      Product Name

      eSATA Port

      Support eSATA Boot

      Ideapad S

      S100

      N

      N

      S205

      N

      N

      Ideapad Y

      Y460P

      Y

      above 3FCN20WW

      Y560P

      Y

      above 3FCN20WW

      Y470

      Y

      Y

      Y470A

      Y

      Y

      Y570

      Y

      Y

      Ideapad Z

      Z370

      Y

      Y

      Z470

      Y

      Y

      Z570

      Y

      Y

      Lenovo G

      G475

      N

      N

      G575

      N

      N

      G470

      N

      N

      G570

      N

      N

      G770

      N

      N

      Lenovo B

      B470

      Y

      Y

      B570

      Y

      Y

      Ideapad V

      V370

      Y

      Y

      V470

      Y

      Y

      V570

      Y

      Y

      2010

      Product Name

      eSATA Port

      Support eSATA Boot

      Y series

      Y550P

      Y

      Y

      Y560

      Y

      Y

      Y460

      Y

      Y

      Z series

      Z360

      Y

      Y

      Z460

      Y

      Y

      Z560

      Y

      Y

      Z465

      Y

      Y

      Z565

      Y

      Y

      G series

      G560

      Y

      Y

      G460

      Y

      Y

      G560e

      N

      N

      G460e

      N

      N

      U series

      U160

      Y

      Y

      U165

      Y

      Y

      U260

      N

      N

      U460

      Y

      Y

      S series

      S10-3/M13

      N

      N

      S10-3s

      N

      N

      S10-3t

      N

      N

      S12

      N

      N

      V and B series

      V360

      Y

      Y

      V460

      N

      N

      V560

      Y

      N

      B560

      Y

      N

      B460

      N

      N

      B460e

      N

      N

      2009

      Product Name

      eSATA Port

      Support eSATA Boot

      Y series

      Y450

      Y

      N

      G series

      G450

      N

      N

      G550

      N

      N

      U series

      U150

      Y

      N

      U350

      Y

      N

      U450

      N

      N

      Note:

      For some machines, if customer does not find eSATA booting option in boot device priority list, please remove some other devices from the booting list and then eSATA device will show in the list.

      TRADEMARKS:

      Lenovo, Lenovo 3000, IdeaCentre and IdeaPad are trademarks of the Lenovo Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

      Other company, product, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

      Document ID:

      IN20110425-004

      Last modified:

      2011-04-25

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