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by http302
Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad Yoga
Topic: Maximum Size of SD Card
Replies: 1
Views: 2440

Re: Maximum Size of SD Card

From what I understand it is capable of supporting SDXC cards so you should be OK up to 2TB cards
by http302
Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad Yoga
Topic: No one tried this laptop?
Replies: 13
Views: 4955

Re: No one tried this laptop?

I'll be ordering a ThinkPad Yoga to replace my W520 sometime in February. ...as I type this on my X41t :p Co-worker picked up the non-ThinkPad Yoga before x-mess and he loves it. I was torn between the X240, T440s and the TP Yoga. It took going back to the X41t to tell me I should get the TP Yoga. I...
by http302
Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: Has anyone tried an SSD in the X41? *PICS*
Replies: 1088
Views: 467983

Re: Has anyone tried an SSD in the X41? *PICS*

...so for someone who doesn't want to hack the living hell out of their X41... How have the KingSpec 1.8" form factor SSDs been? Have they held up well? How's the speed? What about the MiniPCIe to 1.8" adapter cards? Favored brand/vendor? 3.3v vs 5v? edit: I've read up a bit more and seems to be the...
by http302
Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: "Most reliable/stable" SSD for W520
Replies: 40
Views: 15320

Re: "Most reliable/stable" SSD for W520

My Crucial M4 512gb died just before a big conference... good thing I had 1) a backup of the system and 2) a second laptop. Was running one rev back from current and was bought new from Provantage in March '12. HDD light stays solid through boot, then the BIOS/EFI says that it can't find the boot de...
by http302
Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 & SSD SATA III
Replies: 8
Views: 4959

Re: W520 & SSD SATA III

If cost if no option you should still get a 128gb msata for your OS. Let me tell you why. If you have your OS and Work drive on the same disk your 512ssd, you run into the problem of bottleneck if you try to massive read and write on the same disk. With your OS on a msata you open up the bandwith f...
by http302
Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: T500 -> W520 UltraBay compatibility
Replies: 2
Views: 1159

T500 -> W520 UltraBay compatibility

Hey all,

I'm want to add a BluRay reader to my newly acquired W520 and I am wondering if the BD-ROM drive from a T500 (p/n 42T2516) would work? From what it looks, the T500 has a "Serial Ultrabay Slim" whereas the W520 has a "Serial Ultrabay Enhanced".

Thank you for your help!

-BR
by http302
Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: email drama when ordering my W520 from Lenovo
Replies: 18
Views: 3488

Re: email drama when ordering my W520 from Lenovo

I do not dislike 16:10 or 16:9 displays. Nor do I dislike 4:3. Each can serve a purpose. IMHO, I prefer 16:9 in my monitors as it allows me to do timelining and source/final video feeds for video editing/production, which is one of the tasks I will be asking my W520 to do for me.
by http302
Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: Tools to work on Thinkpad
Replies: 27
Views: 12550

Re: Tools to work on Thinkpad

Actually, if you want all the small drivers too (which in my experience are not necessary unless you are doing watchmaking/fixing), check this bad boy out.

http://www.amazon.com/Wiha-92190-Master ... B000T9XZFO
by http302
Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: my new W520 - buying memory, help please
Replies: 9
Views: 3336

Re: my new W520 - buying memory, help please

i7-2860QM Win 7 Professional 64 English 4GB RAM (1 DIMM) ------ please see my memory questions below (!!!) 15.6" FHD (1920x1080) NVIDIA Quadro 2000M Graphics with 2GB Color Sensor 500GB 7200rpm Hard Disk WiMax 6250 That looks like a spitting image of my W520 build. And I am doing the exact same thi...
by http302
Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: x41 tablet mem spec / can I use 2GB? plz advise ...
Replies: 16
Views: 6524

Re: x41 tablet mem spec / can I use 2GB? plz advise ...

You can use DDR2-5300 in the system. It will clock down to DDR2-4200.
by http302
Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: Tools to work on Thinkpad
Replies: 27
Views: 12550

Re: Tools to work on Thinkpad

http://www.amazon.com/System4-ESD-Slott ... 29&sr=8-19

There has yet to be a single laptop that has not fallen to this kit.
by http302
Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:18 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W5X0/W7X0 Shipping Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 114357

Re: W5X0/W7X0 Shipping Thread

Bought direct from Lenovo. 1 4270CT CONFIGURED SYSTEM 0B06462 SBB INCOI7-2860QM2.50GHZ8MB 45M3090 VBB GENUWIN7PROFES.64 0A68625 SBB GW7P64 E 0A68535 SBB 15.6FHD (1900 X 1080) LED 0A68894 SBB NVQ2000M GR 75Y0175 VBB COLORSENSOR 45M4572 VBB 4GBPC3-10600DDR3 1333SODMM 45M4839 SBB KEYBOARDUS ENGLISH 0A6...
by http302
Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Maintenance Diskette V 1.79 or later
Replies: 3
Views: 8569

Re: Maintenance Diskette V 1.79 or later

Search, and you shall be enlightened.

http://bit.ly/Av68Ge
by http302
Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 760C errors 00161, 00163
Replies: 5
Views: 1834

Re: 760C errors 00161, 00163

If it's a keep busy project, just source them from eBay or thinkpad-parts.com ... you're more likely to get the right part the first time.
by http302
Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: Android 4.0 on X41t
Replies: 62
Views: 22077

Re: Android 4.0 on X41t

The new release is pretty fantastic, Just about everything works now! Except for some things crashing. Will I ever be able to use my SD-Card as an SD-Card from ICS? It didn't seem to quite work. Try here: https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!topicsearchin/android-x86/stefans$20sdcard/androi...
by http302
Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 760C errors 00161, 00163
Replies: 5
Views: 1834

Re: 760C errors 00161, 00163

You should be able to find these at Radio Shack (may have to special order) or if you are in the area of one, Fry's Electronics usually has them as well. 29H9506 <- The single button cell battery FRU 29H9497 <- The three-cell backup battery FRU http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID...
by http302
Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Windows 8 consumer preview
Replies: 6
Views: 4923

Re: Windows 8 consumer preview

Alejandro Audisio wrote:Touchscreen....? Is this an option for all W series machines...????
It was an option on W500 and I believe on the W510. Was never made available on the W520 (per tabook).
by http302
Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 & RAID option - some questions
Replies: 8
Views: 3712

Re: W520 & RAID option - some questions

This is my experience with regards to RAID. RAID has to be live all the time or else it will fail. You can't make a RAID 1 array with an internal drive and an external eSATA port and expect it to work well when the eSATA drive is removed. Plus, Lenovo's onboard RAID solution only works between the H...
by http302
Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 & SSD SATA III
Replies: 8
Views: 4959

Re: W520 & SSD SATA III

The real benefit of a SSD for most uses is the near instantaneous seek times, not the throughput. That won't change going from SATA II to III as they're all .1ms. Only things that put a heavy load on the controller like copying and pasting are likely to benefit from the move to SATA III. Typical no...
by http302
Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: Android 4.0 on X41t
Replies: 62
Views: 22077

Re: Android 4.0 on X41t

At this point I'd have to say to contact the group...

android-x68@googlegroups.com
https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgr ... ndroid-x86
by http302
Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: Android 4.0 on X41t
Replies: 62
Views: 22077

Re: Android 4.0 on X41t

I have a thinkpad X41 2525CH1, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 915, 2G RAM, internal 256M ram is set for graphics by bios. 60G HDD, Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG, no blueteeth. I installed grub on usb stick, then unzip thinkpad_universal_4.0.3 to usb stick. First time, I run android without installati...
by http302
Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: Android 4.0 on X41t
Replies: 62
Views: 22077

Re: Android 4.0 on X41t

As far as heat and battery life. Go into settings, developer options, check CPU usage and it will put a little graph at the top right of the display. It looks to me like it never clocks under 1.01. When I play drag racing on it, it clocks to 1.42. ... Edit: I think I'm misinterpreting those numbers...
by http302
Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 & SSD SATA III
Replies: 8
Views: 4959

Re: W520 & SSD SATA III

Your 2.5" drive bay should be SATA III. From what I understand (I might be wrong on this), the ODD bay should also be SATA III. You'll definitely see a nice boost in performance with a SATA III drive over a SATA II. If your vendor of choice has a SATA III drive that has been reviewed well, I'd say g...
by http302
Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 requires 170W AC adapter
Replies: 163
Views: 121843

Re: W520 requires 170W AC adapter

Please be sure to let us know when either your laptop or AC adaptor melt down or catch fire.
by http302
Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: Android 4.0 on X41t
Replies: 62
Views: 22077

Re: Android 4.0 on X41t

I have noticed that my X41t does run a bit warmer than my X41t with WinXP. Battery life seems a bit reduced as well. WinXP I can get 3 1/2+ hours on my reman extended battery, on the latest build of ICS I can get at most 3 hours on the same cells.

Maybe SpeedStep isn't engaging?
by http302
Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: good supplier for cables and small stuff?
Replies: 6
Views: 1395

Re: good supplier for cables and small stuff?

monopirce.com >:D

You can thank me later :D
by http302
Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: Android 4.0 on X41t
Replies: 62
Views: 22077

Re: Android 4.0 on X41t

What about the X60/X60T, will the image also work on these models? Give it a shot and see if it works? IIRC the X61 is just an up-spec of the X60, so... Let us know and we can report back to the developers (or you can join in the chaos and fun of OS development too :D). This kind of makes me wonder...
by http302
Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 memory configuration questions
Replies: 14
Views: 4833

Re: W520 memory configuration questions

The Corsair Vengance from New Egg is what I installed. Wasn't going to go all the way to 32gb till I saw their price. Am pleased with the price/performace point. I as well will be getting two 2x8gb 1600MHz Corsair Vengeance kits once my W520 is ordered (later this month). I am a VMware/virtualizati...
by http302
Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:07 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: ThinkPad product cycle timeline & estimated new launch dates
Replies: 20
Views: 4519

Re: ThinkPad product cycle timeline & estimated new launch dates

I've been watching the tabook and it seems Lenovo is whittling down the number of W520s in the lineup and not adding any new models. Since December 2011 (against the Feb'12 tabook) at least half of the model lines (standard configurations) have been discontinued. Food for thought, but new systems ar...
by http302
Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: Android 4.0 on X41t
Replies: 62
Views: 22077

Re: Android 4.0 on X41t

Heyo kge420, it's Brian from the android-x86 threads. Great to see you both here and there! Just an FYI to all, the new ThinkPad_Universal image is only geared toward the X41 Tablet, X61 Tablet, and X220 Tablet. The regular laptop versions of those three systems should work as well. Likewise, the th...

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