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Thinkpad T510

2013-07-25, 3:46 AM
Hi gang, new member and new owner of the mighty Thinkpads :)
My questions for the forum are as follows:
I purchased a stripped T510 with no battery , caddy or hard drive.
I purchased a new 6 cell battery and hard drive caddy and now have a problem deciding which ssd to choose.

I have my eye on:

OCZ Agility 3 60gb ( agt3-25sat3-60g )
OCZ Vertex 2 90gb ( oczssd3-2vtx90g )
Or any intel ssd thats at least 60gb

I understand the T510 is limited to its sata 2 controller(3gb/s) and it is fine. Im not going to use my laptop to break any speed records. I will be getting an ultabay and adding a cheap 320gb hard drive 7925DDfor storage or just use my external enclosure and the delicious eSata port ( i get excited about my laptop easily) so I am not worried about the difference in ssd capacity all that much(60 gb vs 90)
What I am interested in is the experience of the forum in regards to what ssd the T510 will play nice with.
Should I stay away from OCZ or Intel? I can update firmware if necessary but would like a good dependable ssd to use.
Windows 7 will be my OS.

Thanks for any advices.
Lenovo Thinkpad T510 | i5@2.53ghz | 4GB PC8500 | Win7
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Re: Thinkpad T510

2013-07-26, 2:27 AM

Welcome to the forum!

 

I'm currently using several Intel 320 series SSDs along with a Crucial M4 (lenovo version, known as Micron C400) and these would get my highest recommendations.

 

My experiences with OCZ have been mixed, and I'm being kind here. The customer support in itself left a *lot* to be desired.

 

My $0.02 only.

Cheers,

George




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Re: Thinkpad T510

2013-07-26, 2:59 AM
Thank you for your reply, I just missed out on several Intel 320 series 80gb ssds on ebay but those are a dime a dozen in terms of quantity of auctions. I have gone over my budget so I have no choice but to allocate $40 to an ssd or else buy the dreaded mechanical( darth vadar music playing)
I am happy to hear about Intel being a good choice. I absolutely LOVE their stable desktop motherboards so its fun to now try out their solid state offerings. I can get the previous X25-M models for a little less. I am having a ball with these notebooks. Amazing quality and they are pretty much indestructable, they definatley can survive a direct assault from a squadron of star destroyers. ?

Anyone else feel free to post to my happy thread :)
Lenovo Thinkpad T510 | i5@2.53ghz | 4GB PC8500 | Win7
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