11-20-2009 01:00 PM
My hard drive installed on my Notebook is a Hitachi HTS722016K9SA00 160GB 7200RPM 3.0Gb/s sata. I am thinking of upgrading to a Hitachi HTS723232L9A360 320GB 7200RPM 3.0Gb/s sata or a Hitachi HTS725050A9A364 7200RPM 3.0Gb/s sata. Will any of these two drives I have in mind work?
11-20-2009 04:11 PM
they will work as long as they are 9.5 mm in height.
11-20-2009 05:33 PM
Take a look at notebook hard drive reviews - I'd grab a Western Digital Scorpio Black 320 GB with built-in shock sensor. I'm guessing your upgrade si for size, not speed mostly, otherwise I would advise a solid-state drive.
11-21-2009 07:46 AM
Thanks Lead_Org. Actually I made a mistake in my posting. The hard drive I have in my notebook is only a 1.5Gb/s Hitachi 160GB drive. The only HDD I see in the market are mostly the new 3.0Gb/s HDDs that are 320GB and up. in size. Won't there be any problems using the 3.0 Gb/s drives in my Lenovo T61 which originally has a 1.5Gb/s drive?
11-21-2009 07:51 AM
The Dude - I'd gladly take a scorpio black (I use a lot of WD Drives for my desktops) if it'll work in my T61 it is also 3.0Gb/s HDD. SSDs are kind of in the expensive side esp. for the big capacities.
11-21-2009 08:19 AM - edited 11-21-2009 08:35 AM
Simple question :
the T61 hard disk drive interface is a SATA 150.
Is it a problem if I upgrade the computer with a SATA 300 (with higher capacity) ?
Will there be compatibility problems ?
I understand that the response time will not be improved because the lenovo limitation to 150Gb of the SATA interface, but i would like to know if using a SATA300 HDD on a SATA 150 interface is feasable ?
By the way the hitachi has a 400G operating and 1000 G non operating shock absorbing capacity while the western digital has a respective 275G / 900G.
11-21-2009 04:21 PM
either way your platter based hdd can't exceed SATA1 bandwidth.
11-21-2009 10:05 PM
So lead_org, what you're saying is I can use a 3Gb/s HDD but the interface transfer rate will be limited by the T61 to Sata 1 (1.5Gb/s) without any problem? I am okey with that.
11-21-2009 10:54 PM
That's exactly the way it is. The machine will run well with a SATA 3.0 drive, but at SATA 1.5 speeds.