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T60 hard drive upgrage to 320GB SATA II

2009-05-01, 18:09 PM

Hi,

I am new to this forum. I like to upgrade my Hard drive to higher capacity.

Will T60 supports  SATA II?

Is the following type suitable for T60?

Seagate OEM 320GB 7200 RPM SATA II Internal Hard Drive Part Number:

OEHDIS320S

 

Thanks in Advance..

njvr

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Re: T60 hard drive upgrage to 320GB SATA II

2009-05-01, 21:00 PM

Welcome to the forum!

 

I have the exact same drive in my T60p and love it, however, it runs at SATA I speeds and there's nothing that can be done about it it due to a chipset limitation.

 

Hope this helps.

Cheers,

George




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Re: T60 hard drive upgrage to 320GB SATA II

2009-05-01, 21:13 PM

ajkula66 wrote:

 

I have the exact same drive in my T60p and love it, however, it runs at SATA I speeds and there's nothing that can be done about it it due to a chipset limitation.


george, please keep in mind that even if the bridge were opened up to 300 MB/sec, your drive would run at the exact same speed.   no current notebook hard drive can fully saturate a 150 MB/sec bus.   in fact, even 15,000 RPM SAS drives max out at around 110 MB/sec and they're some of the best rotating hard drives available.

 

in this user's case, SATA I vs. SATA II is a non-issue.

 

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Re: T60 hard drive upgrage to 320GB SATA II

2009-05-01, 21:22 PM

Thanks for your reply George and Erik,

 

From your messages, I understand that I can install SATA II hard drive on my system.

Just for your information, my T60 type is 2623 - K8U. Is there any limitations to this perticular model.

 

Also I like to increase RAM from 1GB to 3GB. Can you guys recommend the how many pins/ type of RAM I can install on my machine. 

 

Thanks in advance.

njvr

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Re: T60 hard drive upgrage to 320GB SATA II

2009-05-01, 21:37 PM

The T60 requires 200-pin DDR2 SODIMM memory.

 

As for the hard drive, the information stated by George and Erik still applies.


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Re: T60 hard drive upgrage to 320GB SATA II

2009-05-01, 21:49 PM

Thank you guys,

Once I upgraded my PC I will post experience.

 

Thanks

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Re: T60 hard drive upgrage to 320GB SATA II

2009-05-03, 3:34 AM

I upgraded RAM to 3GB without any issue and working fine.

 

Regarding HDD, I posted a query in seperate message http://forums.lenovo.com/lnv/board/message?board.id=T_Series_Thinkpads&thread.id=34248

 

Again thanks

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Re: T60 hard drive upgrage to 320GB SATA II

2009-05-05, 3:22 AM

Successfully installed 320GB, 7200RPM Hitachi Hard drive.

Thanks for support

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