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X220, storage options. mSATA and SSD?

2012-09-16, 16:54 PM

I have been using my x220 and it's been working great, but I'm slowley runnig out of space. I'm a field tech and our company is picking up a 3rd line and that means more manuals. Right now I'm running a 120gb SSD for the OS with 8gb of ram and a 64gb SD card for the storage.


I have 2 opptions in my budget. pickup a 120gb mSATA and run the OS on that and the 120gb SSD as storage, or put back the original 320HDD for storage. I'd love to put in a 240gb mSATA for the OS but at over $200 cant swing that right now.



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Re: X220, storage options. mSATA and SSD?

2012-09-16, 17:16 PM


welcome to the community!


imho, a great configuration for the X220 is an mSATA SSD for os/swap/temp paired with a fast platter drive in the main bay for data/documents/personal files. others like an all-SSD solution and i don't disagree... i'm just waiting for the 512gb SSDs to come down a little in price, though they're already under $1/gb. ;)


my personal X220 is set up with: 256gb m4Crucial mSATA SSD + 512gb 7200 Hitachi Travelstar (7200rpm/32mb cache) + 16gb ram, configured as above.


in your situation, where you've already got an SSD in your main bay, i'd probably try to sell the 320gb platter drive to raise funds to allow purchase of the bigger mSATA SSD to use as the data drive and leave your OS on the 120gb main bay SSD. then, as budget/price allow, you could upgrade the main bay to a bigger SSD, reconfiguring the contents as apprpriate.



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