Everything you need to know about Amilo and Lifebook laptops by Fujitsu
aspettl wrote:SATA 2 is downward-compatible, but maybe the hdd has a jumper to manually set SATA 1 mode.
You have to make sure you buy an hdd with 9,5mm height (12,5mm doesn't fit).
hikaru wrote:As you can see in this picture, the pins are only for RPS and SSC:
There is no way to jumper the drive to SATA1. I would suggest to try a Samsung drive. Several of our M-series users reported them to work well.
hikaru wrote:I don't know if the notebooks are the same but it seems like they are. Alienware and FSC used a different BIOS. We have some users who reported, that they could solve a problem of their Amilo by flashing it with an Alienware BIOS. Maybe this solves your problem too.
Flashing an incompatible BIOS might make your Notebook unusable. You have been warned.
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