azeam wrote:Where you able to find any solution? According to the specs at sis.com the chipset should support AHCI as far as I can understand but as you mentioned there's no AHCI options in BIOS (v1.3).
No, I did not find any real solution, the problem still persists. I have though used the laptop for 1.5 years now, and the "solution" for me has been simple enough, I just never turn the machine of:-p I just put it to sleep when I don't use it. For me this works as I don't really use it much as a laptop, I have it at home on my desk most of the time.
My experience has been kind of opposite of z1100st. For me the problems are almost exclusively when the laptop is cold. Then it can take many tries, while if it is hot it usually reboots fine. And it reboots fine with both the "reboot" option, or turning it if then waiting some seconds before then turning it on again (so there is no magic in the "reboot" option per se).
Once it has found the SSD and booted I never experience any problems, the operating system never "looses" the SSD or something like that.