SSD storage that is compatible with an X220
Hello fellow Thinkpadolytes,
Although my new X220 (4290-2VM) has a 320 GB 7200 RPM, traditional spindle hard-drive, I've decided to hang the incremental expense and install an SSD; an SSD and 16 GB of RAM should blow my mind, after working with my main machine, the old faithful T40, this last decade or so.
Though, like the T420s, the X220 requires a 'slim form' 7mm depth 2.5" SSD.
The existing spindle HD is a 7mm 'slim form' one (FRU 42T1159):http://support.lenovo.com/en_AU/product ... MIGR-76754
Correspondingly I have been on the hunt for a 'slim form' 7mm SSD compatible with the X220 and ideally the existing mounting cage.
This is an existing thread:
OCZ Agility / Solid 3http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=98867
And some other threads of interest in other fora:
List of drives that are compatible with the x220http://forum.notebookreview.com/lenovo/ ... -x220.html
Vertex 3 + X220 compabilityhttp://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum ... ompability
There is discussions of the abandonment of caddies and the squeezing in of 9.5mm drives.
The latter brought my attention to these OCZ 7mm 'slim form's:
OCZ Vertex 3 Low Profile 7mm SATA III 2.5" SSDhttp://www.ocztechnology.com/ocz-vertex ... 5-ssd.html
OCZ Vector Series SATA III 2.5" SSDhttp://www.ocztechnology.com/ocz-vector ... 5-ssd.html
Before I commit to anything, my main question is whether a 7mm 'slim form' SSD can be placed properly and easily within the existing X220 HD caddy?
I'd rather not engage in masterful hacks.
Any assistance or reflection on this matter most gratefully apprised!