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smdmbguy
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Suported hard drive to upgrade my T61

My hard drive installed on my Notebook is a Hitachi HTS722016K9SA00 160GB  7200RPM 3.0Gb/s sata. I am thinking of upgrading to a Hitachi HTS723232L9A360 320GB 7200RPM 3.0Gb/s sata or a Hitachi HTS725050A9A364 7200RPM 3.0Gb/s sata. Will any of these two drives I have in mind work?

lead_org
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Re: Suported hard drive to upgrade my T61

they will work as long as they are 9.5 mm in height. 

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Jin Li

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TheDude
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Re: Suported hard drive to upgrade my T61

Take a look at notebook hard drive reviews - I'd grab a Western Digital Scorpio Black 320 GB with built-in shock sensor.  I'm guessing your upgrade si for size, not speed mostly, otherwise I would advise a solid-state drive.

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smdmbguy
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Re: Suported hard drive to upgrade my T61

Thanks Lead_Org. Actually I made a mistake in my posting. The hard drive I have in my notebook is only a 1.5Gb/s Hitachi 160GB drive. The only HDD I see in the market are mostly the new 3.0Gb/s HDDs that are 320GB and up.  in size.  Won't there be any problems using the 3.0 Gb/s drives in my Lenovo T61 which originally has a 1.5Gb/s drive?

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smdmbguy
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Re: Suported hard drive to upgrade my T61

The Dude - I'd gladly take a scorpio black (I use a lot of WD Drives for my desktops) if it'll work in my T61 it is also 3.0Gb/s HDD. SSDs are kind of in the expensive side esp. for the big capacities.

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Calabrache
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Re: Suported hard drive to upgrade my T61

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Simple question :

the T61 hard disk drive interface is a SATA 150.

Is it a problem if I upgrade the computer with a SATA 300 (with higher capacity) ?

Will there be compatibility problems ?

 

I understand that the response time will not be improved because the lenovo limitation to 150Gb of the SATA interface, but i would like to know if using a SATA300 HDD on a SATA 150 interface is feasable ?

 

By the way the hitachi has a 400G operating and 1000 G non operating shock absorbing capacity while the western digital has a respective 275G / 900G.

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BaldwinHills
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Re: Suported hard drive to upgrade my T61

Let me know when you find the answer. Why not call Lenovo?

lead_org
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Re: Suported hard drive to upgrade my T61

either way your platter based hdd can't exceed SATA1 bandwidth. 

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Jin Li

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smdmbguy
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Re: Suported hard drive to upgrade my T61

So lead_org, what you're saying is I can use a 3Gb/s HDD but the interface transfer rate will be limited by the T61 to Sata 1 (1.5Gb/s) without any problem? I am okey with that.

 

 

ajkula66
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Re: Suported hard drive to upgrade my T61

That's exactly the way it is. The machine will run well with a SATA  3.0 drive, but at SATA 1.5 speeds.

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George




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