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by jdrou
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo CES 2020
Replies: 48
Views: 10603

Re: Lenovo CES 2020

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:26 am
If QHD was OLED, then there's your answer.
Those LCDs are a flop.
I think only X1/Yoga used OLED.
T460-T490 families had QHD IPS options.
by jdrou
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo CES 2020
Replies: 48
Views: 10603

Re: Lenovo CES 2020

T14 is replacing the QHD display option with UHD. Not sure I'd like that; I'd probably need to run it at QHD resolution.
by jdrou
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: X230 SATA speeds?
Replies: 1
Views: 1919

Re: X230 SATA speeds?

First two are 6 Gbps and 3 Gbps (pretty sure all mSATA slots prior to Haswell are 3 Gbps).
No idea on the eSATA.
by jdrou
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: New ThinkPad Mod: ExpressCard to NVMe SSD Adapter
Replies: 16
Views: 5257

Re: New ThinkPad Mod: ExpressCard to NVMe SSD Adapter

Some small NVMe cards not mentioned: WD/SANDISK SN520 (up to 512 GB and also available in 30mm size) and, most interesting, Toshiba/Kioxia BG4 30mm (RC100 is retail version of BG3) which supposedly supports NVMe x4 and up to 1 TB although only 512 GB seem available right now (not in retail channels ...
by jdrou
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Clear out junk and Optimize the W10-Image before installing afresh
Replies: 2
Views: 2811

Re: Clear out junk and Optimize the W10-Image before installing afresh

Sounds very much like a tool for only very experienced users right now.
First question I would ask is what does this do that ntLite doesn't do as well or at all? Haven't actually tried ntlite on Win10 yet but used it a lot for 7 (and nlite for XP previously).
by jdrou
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Nearly all ThinkPads have defective USB-C ports and bad Thunderbolts
Replies: 13
Views: 4188

Re: Nearly all ThinkPads have defective USB-C ports and bad Thunderbolts

Rather confused by Lenovo's references to specific Windows build versions. For T480 the firmware download page says "Windows 10 (Version 1809 or older)" so does that mean it's fixed already if you run a newer build or that the newer builds don't have a fix available yet? Similarly, the non-S version...
by jdrou
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What's the lightest laptop that you travel with? [WARNING: 2 tiny pix]
Replies: 60
Views: 21125

Re: What's the lightest laptop that you travel with? [WARNING: 2 tiny pix]

After some investigation and testing it does seem that the One Mix will charge off a basic 5V USB-C connection (no USB-PD) although very slowly and basically not at all if it's actually running. Only gets 10W that way where it can get 18W with USB-PD 9V or 30W with USB-PD 12V.
by jdrou
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T490 add an extra drive
Replies: 6
Views: 1940

Re: T490 add an extra drive

In T490/T590 you can NOT use the WWAN slot for a second SSD. That option was last seen in T480 and Lenovo has since killed it. Looks like Lenovo is turning out more fruitcakes than laptops... Most annoying thing is that almost no company seems to take advantage of the fact you can fit up to 4x M.2 ...
by jdrou
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What's the lightest laptop that you travel with? [WARNING: 2 tiny pix]
Replies: 60
Views: 21125

Re: What's the lightest laptop that you travel with? [WARNING: 2 tiny pix]

the nicest thing about the Surface 3 (but not any of the other Surface models) is that it can be charged using any micro USB charger, so when I travel I bring just the lightest charger that I own, plus a micro USB cable of course, and use it to charge both the Surface and my phone. Many laptops may...
by jdrou
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What's the lightest laptop that you travel with? [WARNING: 2 tiny pix]
Replies: 60
Views: 21125

Re: What's the lightest laptop that you travel with? [WARNING: 2 tiny pix]

I recently got a One Mix 3S Platinum "convertable": About 1.5 lb. and 5.1 x 8 x 0.6" with 8.4" 2560x1600 touch display, i7-8500Y CPU, 512GB NVMe storage (not eMMC as most previous devices this size use). Backlit keyboard has a pointing device similar to the pseudo-trackpoint on some Lenovo Bluetooth...
by jdrou
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Memory type on T460: only DDR3 or also DDR4?
Replies: 3
Views: 2846

Re: Memory type on T460: only DDR3 or also DDR4?

It is strange (and uncommon) that Lenovo would choose different RAM technologies for same-generation machines, but that's what we have. This also happened with Dell in 2008: Precision M4400 (and equivalent Latitudes) used DDR2 while M6400 used DDR3. Probably a marketing decision: X260 and M6400 cou...
by jdrou
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T580 WWAN slot for SSD
Replies: 2
Views: 3518

Re: T580 WWAN slot for SSD

For examples, SanDisk SN520 or Toshiba/OCZ RC100.
by jdrou
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T460p ssd configuration options
Replies: 2
Views: 2420

Re: T460p ssd configuration options

You have the 2.5" x 9.5mm SATA drive bay and the M.2 2242 SATA slot. The M.2 slot can take a max 512 GB drive and unfortunately no top-tier brands make drives in that form factor. Best available is probably Transcend; slower than big names but probably not enough to notice. As dr_st said, a 1 TB 2.5...
by jdrou
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: PaleMoon browser problems
Replies: 8
Views: 4346

Re: PaleMoon browser problems

I've also been shifting away from Pale Moon to plain Firefox because of increasing number of issues. (I had also gotten into it from reading about it here.)
by jdrou
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T440p ERROR 2101: Detection error on ssd1 (M.2)
Replies: 12
Views: 9204

Re: T440p ERROR 2101: Detection error on ssd1 (M.2)

... there is now an MTS430S with DRAM and a 512GB version like the MTS400 (also much longer write lifetime than 420S). I plan on trying it as soon as Amazon gets it in stock. Can you confirm the MTS430S is working fine in the T440p? I'm looking to upgrade and just want to be shure before I order on...
by jdrou
Mon May 20, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T440p ERROR 2101: Detection error on ssd1 (M.2)
Replies: 12
Views: 9204

Re: T440p ERROR 2101: Detection error on ssd1 (M.2)

The xx40 Thinkpads need the Transcend MTS400 Series drives, NOT the MTS420 Series, which have a RAID-engine. The MTS400 works there without problems, e.g. this one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075P1JSGL/ref=twister_B07QHQ5QVF?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 I believe MTS420S has now been reported to work in T4...
by jdrou
Mon May 20, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T440P m2 SSD Recomendation/Confirmation Please
Replies: 9
Views: 3593

Re: T440P m2 SSD Recomendation/Confirmation Please

New option now available: Transcend MT430S
Basically same as MT420S except it has DRAM cache, higher speed rating, and is available in 512GB capacity. Also seems to be lower cost (only $80 for 512GB on Amazon).
by jdrou
Mon May 20, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T440p CPU Upgrade suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 15370

Re: T440p CPU Upgrade suggestions

Blame Micro$haft's W10, because it doesn't fully switch off when you shut down. Unless you fix it in the power options. (Click 'change settings that are currently unavailable' then untick the 'Turn on fast starup' box; need to check after major updates that it didn't get reset.) If I click 'shut do...
by jdrou
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T440p ERROR 2101: Detection error on ssd1 (M.2)
Replies: 12
Views: 9204

Re: T440p ERROR 2101: Detection error on ssd1 (M.2)

ameeno wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:43 am
As you can see there is NO MENTION of NGFF on the listing only m.2 ssd sata 3 bus. so it should work .. but i am scared now :(
NGFF "Next Generation Form Factor" is just what they called the M.2 slot before it was standardized and some places still use it as a keyword for searches.
by jdrou
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: x210 Success/Failure reports with memory SODIMMs?
Replies: 5
Views: 2453

Re: x210 Success/Failure reports with memory SODIMMs?

I don't have a 210 but as general advice you'd almost certainly never notice the memory latency difference in actual use. I'd avoid the Timetec/Dataram but Crucial should be fine.
If you can afford it and just want to know you have the fastest then sure get the HyperX.
by jdrou
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: TP 600 vs 600X for DOS gaming machine?
Replies: 3
Views: 1528

Re: TP 600 vs 600X for DOS gaming machine?

Thinkpad 600, 600E, and 600X all use the same 440BX chipset so I'd expect any drive limits to be the same between them. I've had 12 GB drive in a 600E and 60 GB in a 600X with no problems.
by jdrou
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Yoga
Topic: Thinkpad mod success report: A 3.84TB 110mm SSD in the Thinkpad X1 Yoga's 80mm M.2 slot
Replies: 6
Views: 3212

Re: Thinkpad mod success report: A 3.84TB 110mm SSD in the Thinkpad X1 Yoga's 80mm M.2 slot

Nice find; didn't realize you could actually get drives in 22110 form factor. Looks like a good price too for that capacity. It's still over 1000$...heck I don't even spend that much on entire computers. Not many people need that kind of storage in a small laptop but if you do it's good that it's a...
by jdrou
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Why I don't bother with a Smartphone
Replies: 22
Views: 8745

Re: Why I don't bother with a Smartphone

I have an Alcatel (382G?) non-smart phone on TracFone. Started with something like 1200 minutes 3 years ago and still have 1000+ left. I just buy a $50 '365 service days' card every year (involves a bit of a trick: on TracFone site you put a small airtime card in your cart then it will offer to add ...
by jdrou
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Yoga
Topic: Thinkpad mod success report: A 3.84TB 110mm SSD in the Thinkpad X1 Yoga's 80mm M.2 slot
Replies: 6
Views: 3212

Re: Thinkpad mod success report: A 3.84TB 110mm SSD in the Thinkpad X1 Yoga's 80mm M.2 slot

Nice find; didn't realize you could actually get drives in 22110 form factor. Looks like a good price too for that capacity.
by jdrou
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo CES 2019
Replies: 75
Views: 31494

Re: Lenovo CES 2019

They are seriously pushing me out of the ultraportable market. First they take the decent CPUs out of the 12" models, now removing more features from 14", probably next year there will be no discrete GPU in anything below 15" (outside of gaming laptops from Alienware/Asus/MSI/etc). As someone commen...
by jdrou
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo CES 2019
Replies: 75
Views: 31494

Re: Lenovo CES 2019

amardeep wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:42 am
T490 HE (Healthcare Edition) : https://news.lenovo.com/pressroom/press ... kflows.htm
8th Gen CPU though? I'd expect x90 series to use newer CPUs. Unless Intel is releasing yet another '8th Gen' iteration.
by jdrou
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: A 7" Windows 10 device for 40 Euro?
Replies: 5
Views: 1956

Re: A 7" Windows 10 device for 40 Euro?

It's available on Amazon for $500-$800 depending on version. Black ones are cheaper; seems like those may only be 4GB RAM though. The Q&A says they're 8GB but it also says they don't have micro SD slot which the description and pictures clearly show. Pointing device looks like it's similar to the ps...
by jdrou
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Thinkpad X1 Tablet i5 faster than i7?
Replies: 7
Views: 2079

Re: Thinkpad X1 Tablet i5 faster than i7?

Saw something similar when I tried to 'upgrade' from my Surface Pro 4 (i7-6650U) to an XPS 13 (i7-7560U). The XPS 13 had a nominally faster CPU (with basically same GPU as the SP4) but in practice it was consistently slower because of thermal throttling. With a small external fan the SP4 never throt...
by jdrou
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Source for ThinkPad 760 power AC adapters
Replies: 12
Views: 3142

Re: Source for ThinkPad 760 power AC adapters

Thinkwiki indicates quite a few models around that time that say 20V 2.5A on the machine but 35W (16V 2.2A PN 76H0119) in documentation.
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Power_Con ... in_hexagon
by jdrou
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T440p ERROR 2101: Detection error on ssd1 (M.2)
Replies: 12
Views: 9204

Re: T440p ERROR 2101: Detection error on ssd1 (M.2)

I would have expected the MTS420 to work; that's a SATA drive (3D NAND version of the MTS400 I have).
Might have some other problem than a bad/wrong drive. Maybe the M.2 slot is damaged or something.
Does the laptop work fine with nothing in the slot?

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