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lenovo_w500
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Lenovo W500 Model 4061 - Does the Western Digital Scorpio 750 GB 2.5-Inch SATA 3GB/s HDD work?

Hi...Is there a limitation on lenovo as it relates to the HDD size? I am having hard time installing Windows 7 on seagate momentus 750 gb hdd...About to buy the WD Scorpio 750 HDD to see if that makes any difference...Chatting with the seagate support, he pretty much told me to check with Lenovo support...

Question: Can W500 handle 750 HDD?

Thanks in advance...

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Re: Lenovo W500 Model 4061 - Does the Western Digital Scorpio 750 GB 2.5-Inch SATA 3GB/s HDD work?

What kind of trouble? It should support 750GB drives.

It's not a Momentus XT, is it?

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U
lenovo_w500
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Re: Lenovo W500 Model 4061 - Does the Western Digital Scorpio 750 GB 2.5-Inch SATA 3GB/s HDD work?

Yes...It is Momemtus XT. I am about to ditch that and go with western digital(scorpio black 750gb)..any pointers? Do I need to do any prep as in update drivers etc?

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Re: Lenovo W500 Model 4061 - Does the Western Digital Scorpio 750 GB 2.5-Inch SATA 3GB/s HDD work?

I've seen a few reports of Momentus XT issues. The Scorpio Black should work out of the box. Best to update the SATA drivers on Windows though.

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U
lenovo_w500
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Re: Lenovo W500 Model 4061 - Does the Western Digital Scorpio 750 GB 2.5-Inch SATA 3GB/s HDD work?

Thanks for the immidiate response. I take it W500 (updated bios last week) does not have any known issues as it relates to 750 gb hdd. Thanks again.

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Re: Lenovo W500 Model 4061 - Does the Western Digital Scorpio 750 GB 2.5-Inch SATA 3GB/s HDD work?

It shouldn't. I'm running a 500GB Scorpio Black in the same generation (T400) with zero issues.

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U

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