05-22-2012 03:05 PM
I am planning on upgrading my X220T harddrive to a 180GB Intel SSD
Was wondering if anyone had any advice on the subject
I was just goning to follow the guide here: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-Tablet-ThinkPad-Laptops/My-X220t-Clean-Install-Method/td-p/6612...
except swap the drive when it comes time to install windows again
I would buy the lenovo one but it's far too overpriced so here's the one I'm looking at
The non-lenovo one is thicker 9.5mm compared to 6.8mm is that an issue?
The SATA III interface will work right?
05-23-2012 02:54 AM
05-23-2012 06:46 PM
Thanks I really like the specs on it and the reviews are all great but what do you mean by modify? I am not a noob but not a pro either and the 5 year warranty is abig selling point for me so I wouldn't risk voiding that
If I can't find a good intel one I heard Crucial was good as well and they seem to advertise thickness better
05-23-2012 07:15 PM
06-03-2012 08:38 PM
Prior to purchasing any drive with a spacer that you would need to remove, you should check with the manufacturer to confirm that it will not void the warranty on the SSD. With Intel, if you remove the spacer you void the warranty. Additionally, removing the spacer often isn't sufficient as you also need new shorter screws. These screws can be difficult to find.
The Samsung 830 (http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-830-Series-MZ-7PC256N-Internal/dp/B005T3GPXY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=13...) comes as a 7mm thick drive, with a bracket that you may add if you needed to put it in a thicker slot in the future. Additionally, it comes with Norton Ghost and a SATA to USB cable to ease data migration. I suggest you consider the Samsung 830.