Hello, I am interested in applying the modded Bios 704, as available through CF77. My reasons to do so have nothing to do with speed. I am having a real problem finding a 128GB SSD compatible with my EP121, and one of the members of this forum has noted that the modded bios helped with the SSD compatibility problem. My questions are: 1) Has anyone else found the modded bios 704 has made more SSD's compatible with their EP121? I have tried the MydigitalSSD bulletproof series and the Crucial M4 series. Both SSD's had trouble with BSOD after sleep. 2) Will the onboard BIOS flash installation program work with the modded 704? I have read several posts re: Winflash, windows 8, and easyflash but I am not sure which to use with Win 8. 3) What did the modded bios do to battery life? My machine is for workand mostly for reviewing pdf's, so battery life is key. Thanks in advance.