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08-21-2009

California

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Move Q drive?

2009-08-21, 22:38 PM
I bought my W700 with a 64GB SSD as the primary drive. I was more than a little dismayed to see Lenovo used over 11GB of this rather precious resource for service and recovery partitions. After installing just a few applications I was down to less than 12GB free on the C: partition and Vista seemed to be chewing up more disk space by the minute. It was clear I could never get all the stuff I wanted on this drive, so I added a 320GB drive to the second drive bay. I've been installing all new applications to this drive. Even with the big new drive, the space on the C: partition is still a precious resource and it's still dwindling. What I'd like to do is move the Q: partition to the new drive and expand the C: partition to use that additional space. I know it can technically be done, but I'm not sure if the recovery would still work with the Q: partition physically on the second drive. Has anyone successfully moved the Q: partition to a second drive? I know I can create backup CDs/DVDs and remove the Q: partition, but I kind of like the idea of being able to restore the system if needed without having to drag along a bunch of CDs/DVDs. I don't hate the Q: partition, I just want it to live on less expensive real estate.
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08-03-2008

Saint-Martin - Guadeloupe (GMT -4)

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Re: Move Q drive?

2009-08-29, 14:29 PM

Hello,

 

You can't move, resize or make any modification on the Q partition or it will not work any more.

T61P 6460DVU - XP PRO - 3 Gb ram - 320 Gb Hd - 15,4" display
W700 27584SU - SEVEN PRO - 4 Gb ram - 2x320 Gb hd raid 0 - 17" display
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07-22-2009

USA

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Re: Move Q drive?

2009-08-31, 7:29 AM

Jay::

Here some things I did to my W500 ( with SSD) ,,,,,,,,Most of these item I have complied myself as a result of Using THINKPADs since t20( ok ok so all you guys know am an OLD FART)

((W500CTO , with vista64 and 2GB Ram+ Turbo , Blueray ,etc))  

 

here are the steps::

1) the factory SSD ( at receipt of laptop) is coppied to a normal SATA_II drive (before even register etc ,,, )

       ( i copy the drive using ACRONIS and copy the SSD even BEFORE REGISTERING...........i just take out the 

       drive ,  SETUP a usb copy using a Windows Vista on an older thinkpad)

2) Store the factory hard drive in safe place

3) get/order from tech-support a WINDOWS VISTA64bit  Recoery Dvd ...............( getting this DVD = cleaner and

       less JUNK  ie - no office no other extra junk that you get for trials etc etc)

4) install NEW OS on 2nd Drive ( have to purchase Ultrabay drive adaptor) .....

5) AFTER INSTALL , REGISTER laptop WITH ibm/lenovo  ETC ETC

6) COPY the "2nd" hard drive to SSD ( remember not to copy the "Q' partition ( there is no need for this 'recovery' partition sicne you already ahve the Dvd for OS !!

7) enjoy the super speed SSD with ULTIMATE SPEED

 

Hope this helps

Mike

 

*****

Final RIG configurations::

W500 , with upgraded CPU ( 3,06)  ,

8GB DDR3- 1333- SUPER SPEED RAM = CAS=5

Turbo memory = 4GB ( same speed as above - non factory option - manually installed )

Blueray Drive.......

Dual SSD , RAID 0  ( yes w 500 does have RAID options and lenovo dont tell you that)

Windows Vista 64Bit  (desktop in under 15sec),

Ubuntu Desktop - boot via USB stick

32GB HIGH speed USB stick for Fast boot Ubuntu Linux (boots in under 20sec)

 

Runs various 64 bit apps , Including CS4 , AutoCAD ,  in true 64 bit)

 

1TB eSATA storage  , Firewire also used for File tranfer etc can tranfer blueray (50GB) in under 60sec

 

 

 

 

 

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