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03-03-2011

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Re: Upgrading T60 HDD to SSD

2011-03-03, 12:27 PM

Can you tell me which kind of ssd to buy please. My model number is 

1951-AW4 and I bought the T60 in 2007.

Will an ssd work at all?

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Re: Upgrading T60 HDD to SSD

2011-03-03, 12:41 PM

Personally I have a 2623-KFU. I got an 128GB OCZ Vertex2. You won't get the SATA3 speed, but it was a good value for money and is compatible with a T60.

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Re: Upgrading T60 HDD to SSD

2011-10-29, 13:38 PM

Hey,

 

I did a harddrive back up through in a 64 gig Kingston SSD 2 days ago...inserted my Win 7 disk, used recovery...replaced my backup onto the ssd.  It was so simple and it's so much quicker than the physical drive.  If you want more life out of your T60 laptop, this is the solution.  I'll also get a number of more years out of this device.  I've owned a t20, t22, t40 and had this T60 for 4 years after I purchased it off Ebay after it was Leased for 2 years.  These are the most reliable laptops I have ever used and the point navigator kills the pad.  I know it's only using SATA 1, but still is so much snappier!

 

cheers,

 

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Re: Upgrading T60 HDD to SSD

2011-10-29, 16:46 PM

Logically thinking, an SSD drive should have almost zero failures compared to a mechanical drive, but if you look at the feedback on most of them, they have more bad reviews then mechnical drives do. I can understand that a device as complicated as a harddrive is going ot have a substantial failure rate, but there is no reason a solidstate drive should. There are no moving parts, so what is there to fail?

 

This leads me to believe the technology just hasn't evoloved enough yet. I think in the near future, SSD drives will be cheaper and have almost no failures, but right now they are overpriced and unreliable. I hope this changes soon because I want to install one in all of my systems.

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10-14-2011

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Re: Upgrading T60 HDD to SSD

2011-10-29, 17:24 PM

I installed a Crucial M4 SSD in my T60p, it is one of the best upgrades I ever made. I'd say go for it!

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Re: Upgrading T60 HDD to SSD

2011-10-29, 21:35 PM

wrote:

Logically thinking, an SSD drive should have almost zero failures compared to a mechanical drive, but if you look at the feedback on most of them, they have more bad reviews then mechnical drives do. I can understand that a device as complicated as a harddrive is going ot have a substantial failure rate, but there is no reason a solidstate drive should. There are no moving parts, so what is there to fail?

 

This leads me to believe the technology just hasn't evoloved enough yet. I think in the near future, SSD drives will be cheaper and have almost no failures, but right now they are overpriced and unreliable. I hope this changes soon because I want to install one in all of my systems.


Very well put.

 

I own several SSDs that I play with, but all my important data is stored on conventional hard drives and numerous backups...the idea of not being able to recover anything (which is the case with SSD failures) is a scary one indeed...

 

Cheers,

George




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Re: Upgrading T60 HDD to SSD

2011-10-29, 21:52 PM

I carry out notebook warranty repairs for another manufacturer other than Lenovo. I've replaced more SSDs than hard drives in the last year which brings me to the conclusion that I will not be purchasing an SSD for myself.

 

Should an HDD show signs of failing there is always the possibility to cheaply save files from it, sticking it in the fridge etc., but with an SSD there is no chance, at least at the moment, of any easy way for self help.

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Re: Upgrading T60 HDD to SSD

2011-10-30, 8:24 AM

Hello,

 

I have used Crucial, Intel and Kingston brand SSD's in my ThinkPads.  I have not noticed much difference between them, at least when using models with similar specifications.  I read somewhere that SSDs have an annualized failure rate twice that of conventional hard disk drives, so I do frequent backups of my data as well, just in case.

 

Regards,

 

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01-23-2012

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Re: Upgrading T60 HDD to SSD

2012-01-23, 22:25 PM

Hi,

  How did you get Windows XP onto the new SSD? I normally use imaging software to do this (mainly Acronis True Image), however I read in another forum that one can damage an SSD drive by trying to restore an image from a regular HDD onto it (has something to do with writing the sectors that were recorded from the HDD onto the SSD) and that one must install Windows from scratch. This is true even with recovery CDs that you can get from the manufacturer, such as the recovery CDs that Lenovo has. I have a recovery CD for my three T60s (I have one and I got one for each of my two daughters for school - mine is different than the two they have, but the recovery CD is the same). So, having to do a manual install of Windows XP on three systems is not real exciting to me (though I could save some time by cloning one of my daughter's system onto the other once I have one of them going). On that forum, someone did mention that the Lenovo recovery CDs for the newer Thinkpads were SSD-aware, so those CDs could be used to restore onto an SSD. The model they mentioned was a T5xx (not 100% which one though).

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Re: Upgrading T60 HDD to SSD

2012-01-24, 4:38 AM

You can modify your windows install disc to make the install unattended, and even integrate service packs and hotfixes, then you can simply start the install on each of them and go have dinner or put on a movie, come back and they will all be finished and running, however if you want to use an SSD, you'd be better going with an OS designed with SSD support, like Vista or Seven. Both are superior to XP in my opinion.

 

 

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