I think the largest 9mm drive out there is 500gb. My suggestion is to get a 500gb disk and use the (hopefully vacant, if you did not order WWAN as an option) mSATA slot for a Boot/OS/Apps disk. you will get the best of both worlds - high capacity for data storage and archival, and high-speed disk access for the OS and whatever software you require.
You mean... I could have two drives in this laptop?
That would be perfect. On my regular tower I used for work, I have numerous drives where the C drive is for Windows and programs only and all data is saved on a second drive. I do this because I use Acronis and I can restore my C drive in about 8 minutes and keep on trucking is there's ever a serious problem. This arrangement doesn't effect my data.
So, that's be great to be able to have a C drive, and then a second drive.
What I had in mind was... I got Lenovo to send me the installation discs (they somehow overlooked sending them to me initially). One set is for Win 7 Professional 64 bit, and the other set is for all the Lenovo stuff they load at the factory.
Do you think it's possible to simply load Windows without loading the Lenovo stuff, which I really don't want on there (I like having systems with just Windows and nothing else so I can install only what I want.) Just curious if that were possible or not.
X220 use 7mm (thickness) drives as oppose to 9mm, so you don't really have a many choices.
Wow, so what brand is recommended that makes a 7mm 7400 rpm drive?
Would you happen to know who makes the 320 gig drive that came in this laptop from the factory?