10-15-2012 09:56 PM
Just a side note. I got M4 about 2 weeks ago on 175 from Amazon marketplace, the lowest price I could find at that time. The drive arrived this weekend and the packaging , um ,kinda disappointing. A very simple box without any instruction, even no single flyer. very very factory fashion. But I am sure it's genuine and should work fine. I'll find out soon.
So if anyone else would want a ssd I recommend samgung and Intel, at least they have better packaging, which seems more responsible to me. And there is a discount on Amazon now, which lower both the crucial m4 and samsung 830 256 GB version to 159. 830 is already out of stock by now and crucial didn't . A clear customer reputation. Intel didn't participate.
Is it true that whenever you partition a ssd the drive will get erased completely?? I want to install windows first and then partition in the OS and install linux. Seems like I need to arrange ahead of time and partition before installing system.
10-21-2012 03:35 PM
Installed my ssd and ultrabay.
ssd is actually faster but for cruail m4 a firmware update is needed otherwise wake from sleep mode will not work.
Up to now 256 GB is enough for a win 7 + ubuntu 12.10, with more than 100 GB left on the windows partition.
Boot time in windows around 25 s and faster in linux.
The ultray III does not fit in my T510 perfectly, a gap remained on top. But it works fine. And it's the only option from lenovo.
Feel like the battery time is stretched.
10-21-2012 04:25 PM
There are two images above. The first is the standard 9mm Ultrabay III adapter, and you are correct - there is a small gap when it is seated.
This is corrected by using the 12.7mm version which is shown in the second image.
I have both adapters. The 12.7mm version mounts the drive differently. It is fastened by the 4 mounting screws directly into thre back. It is therefore not a quick change item.
So, I keep "gappy" around for quickie operations such as cloning or cop'ying.