05-27-2011 04:35 PM
Can anybody tell whether it is possible to install a 2.5inch 9.5mm(normal size) SSD on X1?
I noticed that the original factory-installed hard drive on X1 is a 7mm one which is more slim than the normal ones.
So I just wanna ask is it possible to install a normal 9.5mm SSD on it?
05-27-2011 05:51 PM
05-27-2011 10:45 PM
Some of the Intel SSD drives are easily converted from 9.5mm to 7mm.
This is true for the X-25M and Series 320 drives. Those drives have a plastic spacer on top that is easily removed. The only gotcha is having the shorter screws that are then needed.
05-28-2011 07:43 AM
07-16-2011 02:14 AM
Seems lots of people are wondering about the NEWER 7' high HDD .....
am no EXPERT....however I have these these newer fandango's ,,,,,, X220 and EdgeE520... And successfully REPLACED and tested these( two models I can confirm) WILL RUN THE 9.5' HDD.
I normally CLONE the "factory drives' and keep them for SAFE STORAGE and run the cheaper 9' drives @ home use machines.
Since these machines are prone to spillages ,,, and get ABUSED A LOT - 'activeX /virus/ Java codes/malware installs etc etc (understatement of decade for teens) I normally refresh them via MY HOME NETWORK (easily done if you have some basic knowhow) and they good to go in few mins ,,,,,, and speed is negliagble differences from 7 to 9" HDD;s........
One off these machines (edge I think - not sure as I often travel and don't relay remember - old age memory loss :LOL) I have installed the newer HDD+ SSD 'hybrid drive.... And the machines boots up in sub-15 sec boot time!!!!
I got these drives on 'specials' for around 70$US ,,,,,,, from here ( nope I don't work for them nor anyways connected )
Hope these comments/observations helps someone
PS - awaiting my i7 X1 to ships - which I haven been waiting for shipment from LeNOooovo since June ,,,,,,,,, now online status says ,,,, expected 09/08/2011....... EEEK !!! maybe an aussie got conFUuuuuused with Sept delivery for June order for a "stnd product' delivery of 5-10 working days from China to USA !!!
08-22-2011 07:51 AM
08-22-2011 07:58 AM
i have a x220i and just ordered a new force 3 from corsair wothout knowing about the height issue...so i wolud appreciate if you share samo experience for fitting the drive inside...
HI, i see that you config includes a ocz vertex 2 which is higher than the original 7mm drive. did you remove the original enclosure?