09-01-2011 07:17 AM
I have just seen these selling for nearly half the price of the renice equivalent.
Does anyone know if it works (100% reliably) in the W520 without any registry/bios hacking, and indeed without using a hacksaw to make it fit?
I know that the Thinkpads have poor campatibility with SSDs (other than the slower overpriced auto-bricking Intel Items) - the fact that so many people reported so many problems with OCZ vertex drives especially has made me stick to the old moving magnets.
However, the OCZ mSata is a tempting price, but I certanily dont want to waste hours fixing random crashes which seems to be the (popularly reported) hallmark of using SSDs, or trying to get the machine to boot of it which also seems like a painful excercise.
09-13-2011 11:18 PM
I would like to know to. It's using a newer SF21xx controller and costs less per-GB than than even a Intel 310. I've compared them at mSATA & 1.8" SATA SSDs available .
09-13-2011 11:43 PM
09-26-2011 10:09 AM
bump, i'd also like to know if this SSD works with the W520 in the WWAN slot.. and, if someone has experience with it, what speed does it reach realistically?
09-28-2011 09:28 PM
FYI, the renice is not that expencive if you buy it from the U.S.
Only $299.99 there.
09-28-2011 11:26 PM
09-29-2011 09:01 AM
That definitely looks strange since you have to use High GB nand flash (more expensive per GB) to build those because you can only fit 4 flash chips on the drive and the SF-12xx controller is not cheap. I would also say that store having a better deal than Amazon would be an outright miricale.
09-29-2011 09:13 AM