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T430s SSD (mSATA) swap; rubber rails; air bag protection; SATA II / III write speed

2013-04-09, 4:01 AM

I'm going to be removing my 180 GB Intel SSD drive and replacing it with larger spindle drive and also adding a 256GB mSATA.   

 

A few questions:  

 

1)  Do I require the rubber rails as indicated here?  http://support.lenovo.com/en_CA/product-and-parts/detail.page?&DocID=PD023503   or are the SSD rails fine?

 

2)  Are there certain spindle hard drives that provide 'air bag' protection or do all -- i.e. is airbag protection simply just parking the heads when the computer senses motion?

 

3) Will all mSATA drives work for booting?  I am likely looking at a crucial 256GB.  

 

4)  In terms of SATA II and SATA III, I currently do a fair amount of photo editing so moving files onto and off of the mSATA will be important.   My cards (Sandisk Extreme Pro) currently write to my Intel (SATA III) at 75 - 90 megs/second.    Will I be able to write at the same speed for the SATA II or will it be reduced?  (i have looked it up on the forum but it's important to me to know this definitively)

 

Thanks in advance!!!

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Re: T430s SSD (mSATA) swap; rubber rails; air bag protection; SATA II / III write speed

2013-04-09, 4:24 AM

1) Rubber rail is better at providing the damping from shock, as compared to the plastic rail used with the SSD in the T430s.

2) The acelerometer sensor is located on the motherboard of the laptop, which will park the hdd head when it senses a sudden aceleration/deceleration force (provided the needed ThinkVantage software is installed). So you don't need to look for a specific spindle hdd.

3) My mSATA in the T430u/T430s can do a sustained write speed of around 240 mb/s.

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Jin Li

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Re: T430s SSD (mSATA) swap; rubber rails; air bag protection; SATA II / III write speed

2013-04-09, 15:31 PM

Thanks very much for the reply!

 

Do you guys have any ideas on where I could buy these rubber rails?

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Re: T430s SSD (mSATA) swap; rubber rails; air bag protection; SATA II / III write speed

2013-04-09, 16:58 PM
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Rich


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