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by thinkofit
Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T440 FullHD compatible?
Replies: 4
Views: 2088

Re: T440 FullHD compatible?

Same question for a T450.
Can I easily upgrade to a nicer Full HD screen of 1920x1080 ?

Would that screen suit a T460 without any modification:
http://www.ebay.fr/itm/Nouveau-remplace ... 1905585177
by thinkofit
Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T430s mSATA compatibility
Replies: 11
Views: 8082

Re: T430s mSATA compatibility

I have run the OS from the msata slot on my T420s, T430s and X220. No issues at all. I have used the Samsung, Corsair brands with no issues. I think the mSata slot may be only 3 gbs per second whereas the regular hard disk sata is 6 gbs per second hence the recommendation. Thanks. mSATA is interest...
by thinkofit
Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T430s mSATA compatibility
Replies: 11
Views: 8082

Re: T430s mSATA compatibility

The advisory not to use mSATA to hold a system is sill in T4500 model user guide, at least French version.
It might be related to how the mSATA works in case of severe power fault with crypto support.

I see no other explanation.
by thinkofit
Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Thinkpad T450 hardware attack / TPM protection
Replies: 4
Views: 1810

Re: Thinkpad T450 hardware attack / TPM protection

Thanks for all these information that I was not aware of. I am quite surprised that the vPro extension might be an embedded system able to take control of the computer. If this is confirmed, large companies (ex : in Energy, Banking, Automation, etc ...) are not going to like it. We have to admit tha...
by thinkofit
Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T430s mSATA compatibility
Replies: 11
Views: 8082

Re: T430s mSATA compatibility

Thanks, we share the same ideas :)
I still wonder why Thinkpad does not recommend using mSATA for system.
Seems very strange nowadays.
Some computers are running entirely on mSATA!
by thinkofit
Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T430s mSATA compatibility
Replies: 11
Views: 8082

Re: T430s mSATA compatibility

Here is another issue: In Lenovo user guide, it is stated that the SSD M.2 SATA unit should be used for caching only. i.e. it should not be used to run a system. This is quite surprising as under other brands (I think of embedded systems), the mSATA card can used to boot or even encrypt data. I was ...
by thinkofit
Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Thinkpad T450 hardware attack / TPM protection
Replies: 4
Views: 1810

Re: Thinkpad T430 / T440 hardware attack / TPM protection

Finally, I will probably buy a T450 a it is more recent.
How is firmware protected on the T450?

Thank you.
by thinkofit
Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Thinkpad T450 hardware attack / TPM protection
Replies: 4
Views: 1810

Thinkpad T450 hardware attack / TPM protection

Dear all, This is my first post on the forum, so I would like to thank you for the hard work and nice information. I am planning to purchase a Thinkpad T430 or T440 (with a preference for the T440). I will be running GNU/Linux only, probably with a custom static kernel. 1) My first question is as re...

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