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Posts: 6
Registered: ‎12-30-2010
Location: IN
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hard disk drive(hdd) and memory upgrade on lenovo sl500

i want to upgrade my laptop sl500



to maximum limit my laptop can support and retains its life.

My current pc specs are

HDD:I ran hdd quick test utility and found following details

         WD 160 gb 5400 rpm,cache size:8mb

         Supported Standards: ATA8-ACS, ATA/ATAPI-7, ATA/ATAPI-6, ATA/ATAPI-5

         I dont know its interface i.e whether it is SATA or IDE

Memory: 1 GB  (DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM)

BIOS version:1.28

OS:Windows 7 ultimate

Chipset:Mobile intel@GM45 chipset


My query is mainly with hdd that which

1)interface:IDE or Sata 3gb/s or 6gb/s

2)cache size:8mb or 16mb or 32mb

3)maximum capacity size:500gb or 640 gb or 750gb or 1tb

4)rpm: 5400 or 7200

will be best for my laptop 



Token Ring
Posts: 89
Registered: ‎09-11-2010
Location: Romania
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Re: hard disk drive(hdd) and memory upgrade on lenovo sl500

[ Edited ]

hdd can be upgraded to biggest and faster u can find.

the interface is sata2.

i also upgraded first to 160gb 7200rpm and then to 250gb 7200rpm.

after this upgrades ....bought a upgrade ever!


as for memory i know that it supports max 4gb (even if i read over the net that it will go  up 2 8gb.....but didnt try it).