11-16-2011 09:21 AM - edited 11-16-2011 09:30 AM
Thanks for you replies.
@psychopomp1 (@motomandk and @Platonio)
Did you make this listening test with your ear flat on the keyboard in a dead silent room? I am not questioning your judgement, I simply need to know your listening conditions. I can barely hear it here at work when the room is as silent as it gets (with my ear planted on the keyboard).
EDIT: Also it is more audible from the bottom of the computer, but not really emanating from the RAM slots but right around the oval hole to the left of the docking port. - It is also MUCH more audible in Max Performance mode than in Powersave, so you might want to check both conditions.
I have heard of solid state devices making audible noises - more frequently ram than ssds.
I will try both a compass and a multimeter - just clarify the use of the last one for me - I am supposed to pick up the induced current of a magnetic field with a voltage meter set to milivolts, by holding the pins close to the source of the field? Or was that just for the compass?
11-16-2011 11:41 AM
I am 55 years old - been standing under the big canons in the navy ...... so i dont think my hearing can be used as reference!!!
11-16-2011 12:03 PM
Yes, I can confirm that there is a noise from the SSD, but only on heavy use like benchmarking.
"Normally" (idling in Windows) it´s quiet and only noticeable with my ear on the keyboard in very silent rooms.
11-16-2011 01:42 PM - edited 11-16-2011 01:44 PM
Haha, thats allright man! thanks for answering anyway!
Oh, thats excellent news dude. Thank you! Your description sounds just right to me. This put me at ease on the question of having a unit with a problem!
Now when I get an external cabinet, I will thouroughly check if it is the SSD itself that is making this noise, or if it is emanating from voltage regulators closeby.
11-16-2011 01:59 PM
11-25-2011 07:24 PM
I have installed the Samsung 830 (128GB) SSD successfull in my X220.
It´s working very fast now
1. Do you know if the 830 supports hardware based full disk encryption (FDE)?
2. Now that you have spent some more time with it, what has been your experience?
11-25-2011 07:27 PM - edited 11-25-2011 07:36 PM
orion9727, twotoneblue, psychopomp1:
Do any of you know if SSD 830 supports hardware-based full disk encryption (fde)?
I see inconsistent answers to that question on the internet...
If you don't use FDE yourself, does any of your paper documentation say anything about it?
11-27-2011 05:21 PM