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T420s hard drive size

2011-10-01, 19:24 PM

Does anyone know if the latest T420s ThinkPad has a 2.5" hard drive or a 1.8" hard drive size?

 

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Re: T420s hard drive size

2011-10-01, 20:10 PM
Current options are 2.5-in.
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Re: T420s hard drive size

2011-10-01, 21:01 PM

2.5 inches but 7mm thickness.

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Re: T420s hard drive size

2011-10-01, 21:44 PM
So will a 2.5" Crucial C300 SSD fit? Thanks
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Re: T420s hard drive size

2011-10-01, 22:59 PM

No, you will need to remove the spacer to install it.

You should get Crucial M4 it is better.

See how to mod the SSD here:

http://michaelxavier.net/posts/2011-08-25-Lenovo-T420s-with-7mm-Crucial-M4-Mod.html

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Re: T420s hard drive size

2013-04-08, 18:30 PM

Hello

I have an T420s and i want to buy ssd drive from what i  understand i need a slim hard disk can u help me with specifc size hight width and lenth 

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Re: T420s hard drive size

2013-04-08, 18:45 PM

You will need a standard 2.5" wide SSD that is 7mm thick. Older SSDs are 9.5mm thick.

 

In some cases these 9.5mm drives are made from a 7mm device to which a 2.5mm spacer has been added. You can usually remove the spacer, however, with some manufacturers that could void their warranty.

 

Also if I remember correctly your T420s has a SATA-II interface. You can use a SATA-III SSD but it will run slightly slower at SATA-II speeds.


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Re: T420s hard drive size

2013-04-08, 18:52 PM

Thx,

i did not quite understand what is better to buy satta2 or sata3 ?

is this good for me?CSSD-F128GBGS-BK

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Re: T420s hard drive size

2013-04-08, 19:08 PM

That's a 7mm high drive so yes it will fit inside the T420s. 

 

As for the SATA difference, here's what Corsair says about this drive, "Force Series GS supports SATA 3 6Gb/s, so you’ll get superior performance from newer notebook and desktop PCs that use the newest standard. It’s also fully backward compatible with SATA 2."


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