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collison32
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Help to Replace T61 Hard Drive!!!!

First of all, i have had my t61 for 3 years without any upgrades and now i feel like i need a bigger and faster hard drive. i am not going to buy a new laptop but i have enough money to buy an internal hard drive.

 

i have done a lot of research and dound that there are only certain hard drive i can use for example, it has to be SATA.

 

I found one hard drive that is quite good and cheap. Seagate 500GB 7200RPM SATA 16MB Cache Internal Hard Drive.

 

Thing is, most websites I have search said a Compatible hard drive will be 9.5cm and this one is 8.9cm. Question is, can i still install this hard drive????????

collison32
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, can Re: Help to Replace T61 Hard Drive!!!!

and also, can i install windows 7 straight after replacing the hard drive???

collison32
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Re: Help to Replace T61 Hard Drive!!!!

here are the actual details

 

Technical Details


Interface Options: SATA 3-Gb/s NCQ
Transfer Rate, Max Ext (MB/s): 300
Sustained Data Rate OD (MB/s): 120
Cache (MB): 32
Spindle Speed (RPM): 7,200
Contact Start-Stops: 50,000
Annualised Failure Rate: 0.34%
Mean Time Between Failures (hours): 750,000
Limited Warranty (years): 5
Height (in/mm): 1.02/26.11
Width (in/mm): 4.00/101.6
Depth (in/mm): 5.787/146.99
Weight (lb/kg): 1.4/0.64
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Re: Help to Replace T61 Hard Drive!!!!

That sounds like a desktop drive to me...


Laptop SATA drives are 9.5mm height and 2.5" width. 

Cheers,

George




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collison32
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, i never realised thatRe: Help to Replace T61 Hard Drive!!!!

thank you!! i never realised that!

 

cheers

BaldwinHills
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Re: , i never realised thatRe: Help to Replace T61 Hard Drive!!!!

Dont buy Segate anything. Either WDD or Hitachi. Lenovo and Apple use Hitachi's.

mdclow
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Re: , i never realised thatRe: Help to Replace T61 Hard Drive!!!!

If you are happy with the existing Windows on your existing machine, I would recommend that you clone your old/slow internal hard drive.  This wll give you an exact sector by sector copy of your slow drive and you will not have to reload Windows, software programs & data. 

 

I clone my HDD every 4 to 6 weeks as the ultimate backup and them just backup data in between clonings. I am using Apricorn EZ Gig II.

ThinkPad T530 2359-CTO i7-3520M (up to 3.60 GHz) 16GB RAM, 250GB Samsung 840 SSD, 15.6" 1600 x 900 LED, NVIDIA NVS 5400M Graphics with Optimus Technology

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T7200(2GHz), 4GB RAM, 256GB Crucial C-300 SSD HD, 15.4in 1680x1050 LCD, 256MB ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5250, CDRW/DVDRW, Win7 Ultimate 32bit