Sorry for taking a break from InsanelyMac for a while! No, the HDD has nothing to do with this, "waiting for root device" with a USB installer basically means that the USB port the flash drive is plugged into is not functioning properly with OS X/the installer. In other words, the installer, which has been loaded onto the RAM of the ultrabook, can no longer see the flash drive on the USB bus/chipset, it's not being detected.
This is especially true of USB 3.0 because, at least last I checked, USB 3.0 doesn't work right on Hackintoshes, except with USB 3.0 devices. I suppose you might try a USB 3.0 flash drive in a USB 3.0 port, but I'm not sure, since you can't get this 2.0 drive to boot in a 2.0 port.
Again, really weird situation, it's a perfectly-hackintoshable ultrabook..... Try, when it gets to waiting for root device, plugging the flash drive into EVERY USB port, yes the 3.0 ports, when you plug it in to each, wait a minute, if you have a flash drive that lights up, it should start flashing almost immediately, if it does not, you can move on to the next port. Otherwise, give it a minute in each port!
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