2102: Detection error on SSD (HDD)

Attila Mosonyi
Attila Mosonyi used Ask the Experts™
I get an error 2102: Detection error on SSD (HDD), on a ThinkPad P51s. The drive is a Samsung V-NAND SSD 860 PRO SATA 512 GB. The drive is new, so the likelihood of it being at fault is low.
It started happening about 1 month after having installed the H/D. It is happening mostly after the laptop is being transported.
To get it working you have to shut down the laptop, and sometimes pressing Esc does the job too.
Any other ideas?
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Top Expert 2016
it means that the drive is not being initialized in the bios timeout value (you can't change this).  It is either a hardware error in the system or the ssd is slow to initialize. Replace the drive under warranty (backup/restore) if this doesn't solve the problem then replace the laptop motherboard.
Top Expert 2013
test it on another PC to be sure where the fault lies - it can be a disk controller = mobo problem too
was there an SSD installed before?
Attila MosonyiIT Support Specialist


Thank you David Johnson and nobus for your assistance!

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