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PolkaFever
Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎12-30-2008
Location: Norway
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Using SSD on my 3000 c100

I've bought a SSD disk (Kingston SSD) but when I follow the installation instruction it seems to be a non compatible connector with my Lenovo 3000 c100.

 

Is that true? If it's non compatible, are there any Solid State Disk's (SSD) that are compatible with my laptop?

 

Thanks

 

Retired Guru
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Registered: ‎07-13-2009
Location: USA
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Re: Using SSD on my 3000 c100

The one you bought is SATA interface,

you need PATA interface,

 

There are some out there, but are a bit harder to find,

as PATA is phased out on newer computers.

PolkaFever
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Registered: ‎12-30-2008
Location: Norway
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Re: Using SSD on my 3000 c100

Oops...bad news, but thanks for sharing Duck3.

 

Plan b: I'll try to insert it into my desktop PC....

1966ymk
What's DOS?
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Registered: ‎10-09-2013
Location: Greece
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Message 4 of 5

Re: Using SSD on my 3000 c100

Did you finally find any SSD drive for the Lenovo 3000 C100 ?

I am looking for a solution on this issue too.

Any ideas / suggestions are welcome.

Thanks

Menagerie
Fanfold Paper
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Registered: ‎09-03-2009
Location: UK
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Re: Using SSD on my 3000 c100

Hi everyone who looked at this problem...

 

I am a retired European IBM Specialist with the 3000 series! This was something I looked at some time ago (after leaving IBM) and I did find an IDE/PATA connector/adapter that fitted at both sides!

It stuck out of the HDD slot and was a bit fragile!

HOWEVER... I never found a way of getting it recognised by the microcode and BIOS.

I did talk to some of my ex-colleagues who mess around with the BIOS on the 3000 series but they all agree that the was never a commercial reason to produce a possible BIOS update as the changes would be so lengthy and costly and the newer models would be more likely to support SSD!

 

So I am sorry to say that you will never be able to use SSD with any 3000 series unless a hitech geek somewhere has got hold of the BIOSand device microcode and made serious changes to the motherboard!!

 

Perhaps an IBM plaque over my desk sums it up "Remember... however hard you run, you will never catch up!"

 

Regards

 

Tony

(aged 75 and used first computer in 1948!)

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