11-07-2012 05:03 PM
11-07-2012 07:09 PM - edited 11-07-2012 07:11 PM
@Lead - Thank you! I put a 256GB in my W520. Is the slot exactly the same on the X230 i.e. will it take a 256GB mSATA SSD, same size as the W520 etc.?
My reason for concern is, that when I went to the Crucial website, it does not show the X230 as being compatible with their mSATA SSD, although it works fine in the W520 - or so I'm told. I have an ADATA.
I find it odd that the mSATA slot is 3Gbs, because the chipset provides for 2 6Gbs, no? One is taken by the primary bay, so what happened to the other 6Gbs SATA?
01-06-2013 05:28 AM
02-17-2013 09:41 AM
Hey there and welcome to the forums yodee!
Looking over at the PSRef and the cipset that came with the X230 it will support 6Gb/s if it is in the Primary Bay or an Ultrabase's Ultrabay. Like Jin Li had mentioned, SATA II/III are backwards compatible, so if you install in the mSATA where a WWAN would go, it will run at 3.0Gb/s.
I hope this helps!
02-17-2013 07:17 PM
I have an ADATA XPG SX300 installed as the boot drive for Win8 in an x220T. Though it is indeed limited to SATA II speeds (and this will be the case on an x230 as well), it's still fantastic and a huge step up from an HDD. I've had no problems with compatibility, BSODs, etc... firmware is 5.0.2a.