12-05-2011 06:35 AM
hi, im considering upgrading my x220i (university model with core i3) with a ssd.
1. does the x220i support sata3? i.e the OCZ Vertex 3 120gb 2,5"
2. If so, will it be much faster than the mSata ssd ie. Intel 310 80gb?
3. how does the mSata ssd (in this case the intel 310 series) stand against 2,5" SSD (i.e ocz vertex 2, intel, samsung 830) in terms of performance.
i am concern with the speed rather than the storage space, so the advantage of msata ssd + hdd is neglected.
answers and recommendations are greatly appreaciated.
thank you very much
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12-05-2011 01:07 PM
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB vs Intel 310 mSATA 80GB (approximation, speed in MB/s):
That said the real jump is from mechanic HDD to SSD... Intel 310 to Vertex 3 is a good upgrade, but not as noticeable as the previous example.
3. The OCZ Vertex 2 120GB would be as fast as the Intel 310 80GB, while the Samsung 830 128GB will be as fast (if not faster) as the OCZ Vertex 3 120GB.
If you're concerned only with the speed it'll be better for you to take a 2,5" SSD. Some examples are the OCZ Vertex 3, Crucial M4 or Samsung 830... For what it's worth I'd prefer the latter two, I trust much more the Samsung or Micron controller than the Sandforce ones (I've experience stability issues, and I'm not the only one!)...
Check the forum for compatibility issues, just to be sure that the 2,5" SSD you'll choose will operate smoothly with your x220!
Good luck with the upgrade!
12-05-2011 01:37 PM
12-06-2011 12:27 PM
Hi guys thank you very much for your inputs. im leaning towards the samsung 830. I reckon going for the sata3 would be a better choice since it costs just a wee bit more.
what about Intel SSDs? you recommend any from Intel? actually what would you choose if you were to choose it for yourself?
and one more thing, just to confirm my understanding of SSDs. they will be more reliable, generate less heat, sound, lighter, faster, more robust... use less energy and that means longer battery life?? how much longer?? ~10% more??
Thank you very much
12-08-2011 04:09 AM
i have the Samsung 830 (128GB) in my X220 - and i am very very happy with it!
You might want to read this link: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Lapt
12-13-2011 04:53 AM
Hi Henrik, thank you for your reply.
i think i have decided on the samsung 830, however im still deciding between the 128 or the 256gb one.
I have another question though, what would be the best way to move content on the hdd to the new ssd?
is there an easy way to just clone the drives, then pop the old out and slide the new one in? dont want to have to re-install windows and all the stuff again.
01-20-2012 07:47 AM
So I just bought an Intel 320 Series GEN3 80GB 2.5IN SSD SATA2 Solid State Disk Flash Drive Retail W/ Bracket.
Because my X220i Thinkpad is fairly new, what is the best way to copy the entire partition onto the SSD? I don't have any personal files just yet so migration should be easy but not sure how to go about this.
Thanks for any help. I'll look in the forums tonight to see how this migration can be done.
01-20-2012 11:50 PM