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T400 SATA interface speed and SSD

2009-01-16, 17:43 PM

Can anybody please give me exact info about T400's SATA interface- is it SATA-I or SATA-II?

 

Intel's SATA controller on board is ICH9M-E/M and this controller supports SATA-II (3 Gbps) - from Intel's docs, but in all technical docs about T400 it is mentioned only SATA-I (1.5Gpbs).

 

I'm asking because I'm planning to replace HDD with SSD. Normally, it wouldn't be nice to spend around lot of money for SSD with 230/180 MB read/write speed and to discover after replacement speed limited on 140/140 MB.

 

 

T400 model 2765-TDG

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Re: T400 SATA interface speed and SSD

2009-02-06, 14:58 PM
yesterday i wrote to german support and asked whether the t400 exhibits the transfer cap because i would like to upgrade to an intel x25-m with a read speed of 250mb/sec and the answer came already today. they told me that the transfer rate is provided fully / is supported fully. i hope they are right.
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Re: T400 SATA interface speed and SSD

2009-01-18, 7:00 AM

I think both T400 and T500 support SATA -II,because ICH-9M-E/M supports SATA-II

 

But lenovo gave you a HDD which can only work on SATA-I

 

So,maybe they don't want to get troubles, they said T400 only supports SATA-I

 

 

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Re: T400 SATA interface speed and SSD

2009-01-18, 18:55 PM

Well, I will see soon what's situation with this.

 

I should obtain around end of month 3 different SSDs and I will invest few hours to install them and run benchmarks.

 

Once I do that, I will update this thread with results. I had already tested original HDD (Hitachi 250GB 5400rpm) and I'm just waiting to see difference.

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Re: T400 SATA interface speed and SSD

2009-01-19, 0:59 AM

I would be interested in your results. I also have the Hitachi 250GB 5400rpm drive set as SATA-I and

wondered if SATA-II will actually work properly with my T400. I *will* be a little miffed if it does not.

 

I've seen comments that the main HD interface runs faster than the Ultrabay SATA HD adaptor with the

same drive. So if you're benchmarking, it's something to remember.

T400 2764CTO, P8600 Core2 Duo, 4GB RAM, 1440x900 WXGA+ LED backlight, Vista Business SP1
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Re: T400 SATA interface speed and SSD

2009-01-21, 1:55 AM

wrote:

Well, I will see soon what's situation with this.

 

I should obtain around end of month 3 different SSDs and I will invest few hours to install them and run benchmarks.

 

Once I do that, I will update this thread with results. I had already tested original HDD (Hitachi 250GB 5400rpm) and I'm just waiting to see difference.


 

You should check out this thread 

 

http://forums.lenovo.com/lnv/board/message?board.id=T400_series_ThinkPads&thread.id=6950&view=by_date_ascending&page=1

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Re: T400 SATA interface speed and SSD

2009-01-21, 9:25 AM

@jketzetera

 

Thanks for link, it's about T61/ICH8 and limitation due to a power save, but there is big chance that it's same situation with T400/ICH9.

 

Now I'm really in dilemma what to do - I'm now planning to buy SSD's for my laptop and my desktop and for now only offered solution to avoid problems on laptop is to buy SSD with lower specs compatible with SATA 1.

 

For now nothing new from LENOVO about this limitations?

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Re: T400 SATA interface speed and SSD

2009-01-21, 9:43 AM
You must have missed Erik's post where it is stated that all Thinkpads except the W700 (and possibly the W500) are affected.
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Re: T400 SATA interface speed and SSD

2009-02-06, 14:58 PM
yesterday i wrote to german support and asked whether the t400 exhibits the transfer cap because i would like to upgrade to an intel x25-m with a read speed of 250mb/sec and the answer came already today. they told me that the transfer rate is provided fully / is supported fully. i hope they are right.

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Re: T400 SATA interface speed and SSD

2009-02-06, 17:30 PM

@dmelanogaster 

 

thanks for this info.

 

I'm still waiting for my new SSDs, recently upgraded to Vista Ultimate 64 and after few hours of battle with drivers, everything running smooth, ready for SSD.

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Re: T400 SATA interface speed and SSD

2009-06-12, 16:55 PM

@ Max14x

 have you already tested your new SSDs in T400?
I would like to know if T400 SATA controller is limited to 1,5Gb/s
I have tested the SATA interface with Everest Buffer Read benchmark, and it looks like the T400 ICH9M controller is limited to SATA-I.

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