05-31-2009 01:31 PM
Bear with me here, because I know little about the inner workings of the computer, so my question is probably pretty elementary. Lenovo currently sells a 128 gigabyte SSD, and my X300 has the 64GB, which is getting kind of full, and although I have an external drive, it's getting a bit annoying to continuously have to access it to get files that I need, so I was thinking of buying the 128GB SSD and using it to replace the 64GB SSD currently in my laptop.
Is there anything preventing me from a successful transplant, or will the 128GB SSD fit and work fine?
06-01-2009 03:54 PM
I don't see why there should be anything stopping you from changing it over. Should fit straight in, all you need to do is install Windows on it. That will be the next difficult task.
But physically, it's very straight forward.
10-22-2009 12:06 PM
Have you completed the swap to the 128 gig hard drive? I am thinking of doing the same thing but Lenova support says they can not recommend it because they have no documentation showing the 128 to be compatible to the X300.
Let me know how you made out.
10-25-2009 02:41 PM
01-29-2010 11:46 AM
I've done this with my girlfriend's X301 -- upgraded from Samsung 64 GB to Intel X18-M 80 GB (Gen 1).
The performance improvement was quite dramatic, even with lots of installed apps (from Office 2007 to Adobe CS3 stuff).
...However, I should add that I did a clean install of Windows 7 and installed only the necessary drivers. Startup programs are minimal.