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750 GB 2.5 Inch 7200RPM Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid Drive Internal Hard Drive

Hello guys,

 

I have a T400 Lenovo (2008 model).

 

I would like to have a new HD for my laptop and I found this offer at Dell Canada:

 

750 GB 2.5 Inch 7200RPM Momentus XT SATA 6Gb/s 32 MB Cache Solid State Hybrid Drive Internal Hard Drive

 

http://accessories.dell.com/sna/products/Memory/productdetail.aspx?c=ca&l=en&s=dhs&cs=cadhs1&sku=A59...

 

 

I would like to know if I can use this internal drive (750 GB 2.5 Inch 7200RPM Momentus XT SATA 6Gb/s 32 MB Cache Solid State Hybrid Drive Internal Hard Drive) at my laptop.

 

 

 

Thank you very much for your time and understanding.

Have a nice Day!

 

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Re: 750 GB 2.5 Inch 7200RPM Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid Drive Internal Hard Drive

There isn't a simple answer. This drive has 4K sectors, (advanced format) so the answer (yes/no) depends on what operating system and service packs you are running and how you intend to load your OS/data to the new drive

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Re: 750 GB 2.5 Inch 7200RPM Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid Drive Internal Hard Drive

Thanks rich,

 

Software System is WIN 8. Is not a problem if I reinstall everything.

Don't know if this HD can be conected in thre same spot, if will enter in the same space of the old HD, and so on...

Thanks in advance for any help.

Have a nice day!

 

 

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Re: 750 GB 2.5 Inch 7200RPM Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid Drive Internal Hard Drive

Your T400 accepts 9.5mm thick 2.5" wide SATA drives. The Momentus hybrid drive will fit in place of the original HDD.

 

Win8 natively supports 4k sectors. See Microsoft support policy for 4K sector hard drives in Windows.

 

Note however that the disk controller in the T400 runs at SATA-I (1.5Gb/s) speeds while the Momentus hybrid drive can run at SATA-III (6Gb/s) speeds. The drive is compatible with the controller but will only be able to transfer data at SATA-I speeds. As a result you won't get the full performance improvement of a hybrid drive.

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Re: 750 GB 2.5 Inch 7200RPM Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid Drive Internal Hard Drive

Is the first time when I will change the internal HD in a laptop...
What I have is a 200 GB HD Hitachi ...HITACHI HTS722020K9SA00 FDE...no idea what are this numbers...
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Re: 750 GB 2.5 Inch 7200RPM Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid Drive Internal Hard Drive

Here are the specs for the Hitachi drive: Travelstar™ 7K200.

 

You can transfer all of your data from the Hitachi to the new drive using software like Acronis True Image. Seagate offers a free version of this software as DiscWizard. You'll need to put the new drive in the T400 HDD bay and the old drive in an external USB enclosure. When you reboot the T400, interrupt it and specify the USB-attached drive as the boot drive, i.e. boot from the Hitachi. Then run DiscWizard to transfer your data to the Momentus. You can increase partition sizes to make use of the higher disk capacity. Then when you're done, reboot normally, i.e. using the Momentus.

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Re: 750 GB 2.5 Inch 7200RPM Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid Drive Internal Hard Drive

Hi Dorian,

 

From the begining I would like to thank you for your quickly replay.

What I have is a HITACHI HTS722020K9SA00 FDE.

(something like this...http://www.ldlc.com/fiche/PB00062932.html )

What I would like to do:

-put out the old Hitachi (from Lenovo)

-take the new one...insert in the same connection (!)

-and so on....

No idea if ...interface Serial ATA-600 versus interface Serial ATA-150...the motherbord will accept him...

Thanks.

 

  

 

 

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Re: 750 GB 2.5 Inch 7200RPM Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid Drive Internal Hard Drive

Thanks Dorian.
I will do it.
Thanks.

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