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by Kaze22
Sun May 13, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: need solid esata cable for my t410? Which type of cable you
Replies: 7
Views: 2380

Re: need solid esata cable for my t410? Which type of cable you

Yes you can use both, the esata on the dock is independant, even Laptops without esata will have access to the esata connection via the dock. So you can transfer from esata on your laptop to esata on your dock. Esata speeds depends on the disk you are using. Normal HDD will max out at 80MB/S sustain...
by Kaze22
Sat May 12, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: Video editing program for hd mp4 videos?
Replies: 1
Views: 1199

Re: Video editing program for hd mp4 videos?

T42 will not run hd footage with any editing suite, unless you think 1 fps is an efficient work environment.
You need a much faster machine.
by Kaze22
Sat May 12, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Thunderbolt
Replies: 12
Views: 5712

Re: Thunderbolt

Will most likely be the next generation FireWire, reserved only for video production at 4k and beyond Most likely Displayport will replace DVI for display io, Thunderbolt will replace FireWire for Video io, and USB 3 will be the jack of all trades. I don't see TB becoming mass market, but definitely...
by Kaze22
Fri May 11, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X220 review raised issues - have you experienced these?
Replies: 47
Views: 13794

Re: X220 review raised issues - have you experienced these?

In the HW32, we noticed quite early that the processor speed constantly changed between 3,2 to 2.8 GHz and 2.5 GHz down to 800 MHz Thats what its supposed to do, it's called speed stepping. Thats how laptops are supposed to perform. I wouldn't want a laptop that was always clocked at maximum. It wo...
by Kaze22
Fri May 11, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: T420 display very poor.
Replies: 16
Views: 7145

Re: T420 display very poor.

I wouldn't suggest the 12" IPS display for anyone doing graphics work. I have X220T 12" IPS, its the worst display that I've ever seen for color accuracy. I'm sure its not from the same Apple Batch. The 12" IPS are the warmest displays that I've ever seen in my life on any laptop. The colors look li...
by Kaze22
Thu May 10, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: T420 display very poor.
Replies: 16
Views: 7145

Re: T420 display very poor.

T420 was never advertised to be a graphics machine.
If you wanted a good display you should have gotten a w520 with FHD wide gamut display.
by Kaze22
Thu May 10, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: After a one year run, how's the W520 holding up? Would you..
Replies: 35
Views: 11389

Re: After a one year run, how's the W520 holding up? Would you..

That expesscard can be used for a soundcard or a rendering io unit like a Matrox or a Red Rocket.
I wouldn't waste it on an external gpu, since the Quadro 2k is already pretty fast.
by Kaze22
Thu May 10, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: need solid esata cable for my t410? Which type of cable you
Replies: 7
Views: 2380

Re: need solid esata cable for my t410? Which type of cable you

Your only solution is to get a series 3 dock with built in esata.
The esata on the dock is located in the rear of the unit, making it impossible to ever knock loose.
by Kaze22
Sun May 06, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: Dock for W520 - Why not USB 3.0 ?
Replies: 12
Views: 5621

Re: Dock for W520 - Why not USB 3.0 ?

the docking station isn't the limitation. the W520's NEC/renesas USB 3.0 controller only has two channels and both are used up by the W520 itself. the dock would need a separate USB 3.0 chipset to meet your request and there's no channel to connect it. an external USB 3.0 hub might be an option but...
by Kaze22
Sun May 06, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: Dock for W520 - Why not USB 3.0 ?
Replies: 12
Views: 5621

Re: Dock for W520 - Why not USB 3.0 ?

Cas Latency is the difference. The lower the number the better. In this case. The 69 dollar one is better. I would get 4 sticks of those. Remember don't mix DDR 1333 with DDR 1600 it will drop the speed to the lower model. If you want the full 1600 performance, then all four sticks must be 1600. Goo...
by Kaze22
Sun May 06, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: Dock for W520 - Why not USB 3.0 ?
Replies: 12
Views: 5621

Re: Dock for W520 - Why not USB 3.0 ?

I'm currently using Corsair DDR 3 1333. You can go for the faster DDR 3 1600 but I'm not sure if it's going to be stable at that clock rate. PLus DDR 3 1600 is very expensive, so my suggestion is just get yourself a set 4x8gb DDR 3 1333. As for make and model. The cheapest ones are Corsair, and G Sk...
by Kaze22
Sun May 06, 2012 12:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: t410 esata port performance eSATA I, eSATA II or eSATAIII ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2005

Re: t410 esata port performance eSATA I, eSATA II or eSATAIII ?

I've never gotten anymore than 250mb transfer rate out of my esata, but then again, it all depends on your source and input drives. In order to maximize the esata connection, you need to have two SSDs that can both do over 300mb read and write, only then can you saturate the esata bandwith. I've nev...
by Kaze22
Fri May 04, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: T520 - Buy it now or wait for T530
Replies: 19
Views: 5885

Re: T520 - Buy it now or wait for T530

For like 20-30 bucks you can get a NEC USB 3 card. Don't let that be your deciding factor.
by Kaze22
Fri May 04, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: T520 - Buy it now or wait for T530
Replies: 19
Views: 5885

Re: T520 - Buy it now or wait for T530

Get the T530 only if you don't care for the chiclet keyboard and other changes.
I think you also loose the Thinklight, and latches.

As far as speed goes, it will be more than 10% faster for sure.
by Kaze22
Fri May 04, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: [SOLD] - X200s - 4GB, Ultrabase, 2 battery, 160GB HDD - $350
Replies: 9
Views: 2135

Re: Pricing help - X200s

I'd say 300-400 bucks tops.
by Kaze22
Fri May 04, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: mSATA installation in X220
Replies: 31
Views: 22231

Re: mSATA installation in X220

You're making things way too complicated. Follow these instructions 1) Start rescue recover. Backup your entire C: drive to an USB drive. And make sure you tell rescue recover to make the USB disk bootable. 2) Remove your current HDD from the drive bay, so that Bios can only detect 1 drive. 3) Plug ...
by Kaze22
Thu May 03, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: After a one year run, how's the W520 holding up? Would you..
Replies: 35
Views: 11389

Re: After a one year run, how's the W520 holding up? Would you..

Don't think so, I have uefi on both my x220t and w520.
by Kaze22
Thu May 03, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: What is the T430i.
Replies: 6
Views: 7869

Re: What is the T430i.

"I" means cheaper always.
T430i means cheap t430
by Kaze22
Thu May 03, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: After a one year run, how's the W520 holding up? Would you..
Replies: 35
Views: 11389

Re: After a one year run, how's the W520 holding up? Would you..

Rocking the extreme quad with msata ssd and 32gb ram, its been pretty good.
But occassionally, i get memory stuttering issues when under heavy load.
by Kaze22
Thu May 03, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: Dock for W520 - Why not USB 3.0 ?
Replies: 12
Views: 5621

Re: Dock for W520 - Why not USB 3.0 ?

Docks not made just for the W520, it works on almost all the current Gen Thinkpads, even the cheaper ones. Putting USB 3 would require a driver update for all the Thinkpads that use the dock, as Sandy bridge has no native USB 3. Even w520 doesn't come with native USB 3, its a third party add on card...
by Kaze22
Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: SSD, Encryption, Trim, and Wear Leveling
Replies: 6
Views: 4779

Re: SSD, Encryption, Trim, and Wear Leveling

A 7200rpm drive can do 80mb read and write assuming it's a latest model with decent cache. You'd be surprised how fast some of these new HDD are. I was writing some heavy data to my W520s 500GB HDD (7200rpm) from my msata SSD. I was seeing sustained speeds of 90-100mb/s. Not too shabby for spinning ...
by Kaze22
Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: WWN for X301
Replies: 15
Views: 4767

Re: WWN for X301

I already gave him a no white list bios, but didn't seem to fix the problem.
I have no idea whats going on. I'm stumped.
Maybe you should send him your modded bios and see if that helps.
by Kaze22
Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: Does the X201 support a single 8GB DIMM?
Replies: 5
Views: 2354

Re: Does the X201 support a single 8GB DIMM?

It can only do 4gbx2, just like the X301.
It doesn't recognize 8gb dimms.
by Kaze22
Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: SSD, Encryption, Trim, and Wear Leveling
Replies: 6
Views: 4779

Re: SSD, Encryption, Trim, and Wear Leveling

Your drive doesn't support TRIM, you can check with crystaldiskinfo. First generation ssds like the X301 Samsung were never designed with TRIM. I had to spend like 400 bucks to upgrade to a 256 Kingston v180 to get trim for my X301. You need to use secure delete via BIOS or run Tony Trim on your dri...
by Kaze22
Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Safe to leave Lenovo Turbo Boost always on?
Replies: 0
Views: 1965

Safe to leave Lenovo Turbo Boost always on?

I just realized recently that by turning on Turbo Boost, you can get some insane performance boosts on heavy duty CPU loads. I always thought it was just a useless gimmick to sell more laptops. Anyways, my question is is it safe to leave Turbo Boost always on, since it throttles the CPU fan to max w...
by Kaze22
Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: WWN for X301
Replies: 15
Views: 4767

Re: WWN for X301

Check your PM.
by Kaze22
Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: WWN for X301
Replies: 15
Views: 4767

Re: WWN for X301

File names.
6jwa11ww.exe (Windows 7)

7twa71ww.exe (Windows Vista)

Look for those.
by Kaze22
Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: WWN for X301
Replies: 15
Views: 4767

Re: WWN for X301

It is, it should work.
If you still have problem. Have you updated to latest bios?

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