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by jdrou
Mon May 20, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440p ERROR 2101: Detection error on ssd1 (M.2)
Replies: 10
Views: 2665

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/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440P m2 SSD Recomendation/Confirmation Please
Replies: 9
Views: 494

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/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440p CPU Upgrade suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 4831

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/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440p ERROR 2101: Detection error on ssd1 (M.2)
Replies: 10
Views: 2665

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: 531

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: 691

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: 770

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: 19
Views: 2687

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: 770

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: 23508

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: 23508

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: 1234

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: 800

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: 1709

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/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440p ERROR 2101: Detection error on ssd1 (M.2)
Replies: 10
Views: 2665

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?
by jdrou
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: W530 w/ 3940XM + G.Skill 1866 DDR3, working?
Replies: 6
Views: 1058

Re: W530 w/ 3940XM + G.Skill 1866 DDR3, working?

Some modules may say they require XMP and others may say they don't. Depends on the specific model. Laptop modules on Newegg now don't seem to even mention XMP any more. I've got 2x8GB DDR3L-1866 G.Skill Ripjaws F3-1866C10D-16GRSL running on an Ivy Bridge Precision M6700 and 2x4GB DDR3L-1866 Crucial...
by jdrou
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Can the T60 read 64GB micro SD cards with a usb card reader?
Replies: 4
Views: 1567

Re: Can the T60 read 64GB micro SD cards with a usb card reader?

I believe Vista required hotfix KB975823 for large SD cards. Win 7 without SP1 also needed a hotfix. If running XP also note this https://www.centon.com/support/90-windows-xp-cannot-see-sdxc-64gb-or-128gb-card "SDXC cards are formatted with the exFAT file system. The exFAT file system is supported b...
by jdrou
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T480 with a older processor ( 7th gen i5 ) ?
Replies: 3
Views: 745

Re: T480 with a older processor ( 7th gen i5 ) ?

Sounds like maybe there's some issue where they can't or don't want to offer nVidia graphics with Gen8 CPUs in Europe, the Middle East and Africa so they came up with a Gen7 option for that region.
Or it's just a lower-cost option even compared to a Gen8 i3.
by jdrou
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: IBM may be buying Red Hat Linux (subject to shareholders' agreements)
Replies: 7
Views: 2536

Re: IBM may be buying Red Hat Linux (subject to shareholders' agreements)

Cent OS which is the free version of RH Well, 'a' free version of Red Hat; there's also Fedora. In my CD-box I still have an original SUSE, Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 , a.k.a. SLED 10. It was made in 2008 by Novell for the Lenovo 14.1" widescreen T61. Haven't seen or heard about SLED since... It's...
by jdrou
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440p ERROR 2101: Detection error on ssd1 (M.2)
Replies: 10
Views: 2665

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

What brand/model SSD? AFAIK the only makers of 42mm M.2 SATA SSDs are the OK Transcend and a few 'not recommended' others. Did you test with the SSD and no HDD? Did you do the install on the SSD while the HDD was installed? (These probably wouldn't have anything to do with that error but just want t...
by jdrou
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Maximum disk capacity T480
Replies: 3
Views: 1212

Re: Maximum disk capacity T480

If you are more concerned with capacity than performance you could put a 4 TB SATA SSD in the main bay. The M.2 2280 slot is an adapter in the 7mm 2.5" drive bay. I believe that the 2242 slot may have better theoretical performance than than the 2280 slot. From what I've read it sounds like the 2242...
by jdrou
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Laptop collectors: if you're allowed to collect just one laptop, which one would it be?
Replies: 50
Views: 6391

Re: Laptop collectors: if you're allowed to collect just one laptop, which one would it be?

ajkula66 wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:26 pm
No it will not. There's a boatload of proprietary software where the compatibility was broken either in W8.x or W10.
Not to mention the fact that Win10 is locked out from CPUs that don't have specific features not required by Win2k or XP.
by jdrou
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T440p storage question.
Replies: 5
Views: 1303

Re: T440p storage question.

"depending on version" probably refers to M.2 slots newer than the T440p that use NVMe instead of SATA. An NVMe/PCIe x4 slot would have max speed of 32 Gbps. I don't think you can put more than 512 GB in the M.2 slot unless you use an extender cable to put the actual drive somewhere else. The slot i...
by jdrou
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Thinkpad T440p M.2 speeds
Replies: 4
Views: 1337

Re: Thinkpad T440p M.2 speeds

Is it better to get a regular 2.5 SSD for this machine or will the M.2 provide faster throughput? Theoretically, the M.2 should be faster, but as I said, I can't find any details. Not sure why you'd think it would be faster. M.2 does not equal NVMe. I don't think there were any NVMe laptops when T4...
by jdrou
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: x250 BIOS update - says it now officially supports 16GB RAM
Replies: 9
Views: 10117

Re: x250 BIOS update - says it now officially supports 16GB RAM

OK- I know the original input is quite old, but have followed the link to the Lenovo Bios update and I cannot for the life of me see anywhere that it says that this Bios update allows the support of 16 gb of ram. Can someone or the person who posted the link please confirm that 16 gb is acceptable ...
by jdrou
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Install 16GB RAM on T510
Replies: 9
Views: 9091

Re: Install 16GB RAM on T510

W510 is actually a bit of an oddity. It has quad core and dual core models. The quad cores are Nehalem/Clarksfield, while the dual cores are Arrandale. The dual core model is basically a T510 with NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M and probably limited to 8GB like the T510, T410, and X201. Nehalem's MCH is evid...
by jdrou
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: MAX RAM in the T400/T500? 4GB or more?
Replies: 21
Views: 11061

Re: MAX RAM in the T400/T500? 4GB or more?

I'm skeptical about some of the known good RAMs off the post you had suggested jdrou, just because the post was for a different model and the fact that I am already encountering inconsistencies here. I should probably make a post similar to that one specific for the T500s and their different varian...
by jdrou
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: MAX RAM in the T400/T500? 4GB or more?
Replies: 21
Views: 11061

Re: MAX RAM in the T400/T500? 4GB or more?

Take a look at this thread: viewtopic.php?t=118247
T400/T500 should be the same requirements as X200.
Your Corsair ("ValueSelect") example is listed as not working.
by jdrou
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Win10 upgrade failed on both my X40 and T43p?
Replies: 11
Views: 1511

Re: Win10 upgrade failed on both my X40 and T43p?

Win10 require some CPU features (Intel eXecute Disable XD) , but Dothan is supposed to have these unlike the earlier Banias core. Not ALL Dothan (although yours do seem to have it). Older Dothan chips don't have NX/XD (e.g. the 745 in my T42). I'd expect the T43p at least to work since others repor...
by jdrou
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: True/False Arrandale questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1158

Re: True/False Arrandale questions

True and false. X201 is also available with i7. (My X201 came with i7-620M.) I'm going to take a guess regarding your second question. You may be thinking that i7=quad-core which is not always the case in mobile processors. i7 just means higher-tier than i5. 1st gen mobile quad-cores are 'Clarkfield...

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