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Re: T61 Support SATA II ?

2009-05-22, 4:53 AM
Very sad, who can help me T61, 
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Re: T61 Support SATA II ?

2009-05-26, 0:23 AM

 

T61 users can try: Enabling 3Gbps mode on the ICH8M SATA Controller

 

If can get confirmed success using baredit, then it's time to petition Lenovo for a bios update.

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Re: T61 Support SATA II ?

2009-05-26, 4:36 AM
Nando,  I'd be willing to give it a try - if you were willing to lay out a more simple step-by-step formula.  I've never used baredit.
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Re: T61 Support SATA II ?

2009-05-26, 4:54 AM

I've updated the instructions on NBR to hopefully make it easier. Still requires some level of expertise to do it. Please refer to NBR post.

 

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Re: T61 Support SATA II ?

2009-05-26, 5:37 AM
Thanks, I'd actually seen that (before I asked about a simplified version!).  Let me have a more careful read through & see if I feel confortable giving it a whirl.  I'm about to do a clean install of Win7 on my T61P so have a window for exploration.
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Re: T61 Support SATA II ?

2009-05-27, 0:43 AM
Has anyone tried this method with baredit yet? I'm really curious.
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Re: T61 Support SATA II ?

2009-05-27, 4:05 AM
No-one yet - care to volunteer?
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Re: T61 Support SATA II ?

2009-06-03, 18:53 PM

I just opened a case with Lenovo on this. I wasn't expecting them to have a solution, but I figured if we all bug them enough about this, then maybe they will do something about it. The tech said he couldn't find any information that the T61p I have is supposed to have SATA II capabilities. I told him I would find some information on it and call back.

 

I'm sure there's info on this somewhere in the forums, but I if anyone has any links handy so I can call Lenovo back and show them, please let me know.

 

I'm getting about 110MB/s on my new G Skill Falcon, which is a real bummer considering what it's capable of. It's still good, but I could have put that nearly $400 after tax and shipping towards a new laptop. My friends on MAC are going to give me crap for this, since they are able to take full advantage of their SSDs. 

 

I really do hope Lenovo steps up to the plate with this, at least in acknowledging the issue and giving a clear cut and official answer one way or another. My last 4 laptops have been thinkpads and I still love my T61p, but I find it annoying that after so much time it still feels like they are just ignoring this issue.

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Re: T61 Support SATA II ?

2009-06-05, 14:01 PM

>>I'm sure there's info on this somewhere in the forums, but I if anyone has any links handy so I can call Lenovo back and show them, please let me know.

 

Could point Lenovo's BIOS coders to Enabling 3Gbps mode on the ICH8M SATA Controller to help them along. 

 

 

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Re: T61 Support SATA II ?

2009-06-09, 12:49 PM

SirK,

 

This issue as been answered officially, and previously in this thread.  The Santa Rosa systems - T61, etc, do not support 3.0 Gb/s data transfer rates.  110-130MB/s is going to by typical throughput.

 

As this thread has continued on, I'm going to mark my answer as the solution for the benefit of those who aren't reading through an increasingly lengthy discussion (for understandable reasons) and simply want to know throughput on this system..  The Lenovo position is that the system is working as designed and performing to specification.  

 

I'm going to suggest that if there are portions of this thread that members want to explore further, that new, focused discussions be started.

 

Thanks,

 

Mark

 

 

 

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