05-24-2012 01:55 PM
I would like to change my T400s Toshiba 1.8" 3.3V hard disk (MK1229GSG) to SSD (i.e. OCZSSD1-2VTX60G).
Should I only look for models which works with 3.3V or I can buy 5V version as well? SSD drives manufacturers very often do not provide information about power supply conditions.
05-25-2012 01:35 AM
05-25-2012 09:10 AM - edited 05-25-2012 09:11 AM
So the series 320 works okay in the X301? Nice, time to get rid of the Samsung SSD that comes with my X301 and T400s.
Yes sir. I bought mine new on eBay. See http://www.ebay.com/itm/200761124838
The Samsung seemed rather slow. No such issue with the new Intel. I need to run some benchmarks to get a better idea. The Windows 7 WEI score is 7.6.
I backed up the Sammy with Acronis True Image Home 2012 and restored it to the Intel drive. No issues thus far but it's only been a day.
So basically I have a brand new X301 with 8GB of RAM and a 160GB SSD. Sweet.
06-03-2012 12:40 AM
Nice to see you were able to find one of the 1.8" Intel drives. There have been recent reports of the 320 experiencing the 8MB bug again, even on the most recent firmware. Please remember to back up the drive regularly and enjoy your increased performance.
10-22-2014 08:30 AM
I just completed this by installing a 480 GB mSATA from Crucial in a 1.8" adapter. See these links:
After installing the SSD and getting the system reloaded, you have to change the IDE ATA/ATAPI controller to the Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller in Device Manager and delete the Intel controller files that it tries to reference when it is restarted.
Be sure to update your BIOS as well.