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by atagunov
Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T430s - a suitable upgrade for this SSD ?
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Re: T430s - a suitable upgrade for this SSD ?

sktn77a wrote:
Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:07 pm
I've found aftermarket batteries are a waste of money so they are mostly used plugged in.
Even if I say myself my X230 KingSener has been taking after 30% for a while, I still think it's decent enough to be an upgrade to replace a 1.5-2 hour battery.
by atagunov
Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: [X230] best way to connect two 3.5" HDD to build a NAS?
Replies: 30
Views: 6244

Re: [X230] best way to connect two 3.5" HDD to build a NAS?

At that power consumption you should go really for a 500-600W PSU. In my desktop I have a Seasonic S12 620W PSU, that's been in there since 2001. Hey RBS, I actually got on hand a couple of similar PSU-s from about 10 years ago, I know how good they are. I'm going for a super-duper compact build th...
by atagunov
Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: [X230] best way to connect two 3.5" HDD to build a NAS?
Replies: 30
Views: 6244

Re: [X230] best way to connect two 3.5" HDD to build a NAS?

Unrelated to Thinkpads but I've started building a NAS which in its final configuration would be able to run 8 full-sized HDD-s. The plan is i3-6100T or another 35Wt TDP CPU, still undecided on the PSU, but with drives allegedly taking up to 35W during spin-up it seems like I'm looking at a fairly h...
by atagunov
Sun Jun 13, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T60 “Upgrade”
Replies: 36
Views: 2060

Re: T60 “Upgrade”

zoltan87 wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:41 pm
Now that I think about it, I can't see any upside to briefcases
How can you not?? They make you look so cooool! Man in Black kind of cool :)
by atagunov
Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T60 “Upgrade”
Replies: 36
Views: 2060

Re: T60 “Upgrade”

cadillacmike68 wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:37 pm
backpacks = jr high
Quite right! In actual fact I feel as if I never graduated.. So a good match for me
by atagunov
Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: T60/T61 USB Keyboard Controller
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: WTB: T60/T61 USB Keyboard Controller

Hi, I guess you may need to pay somebody to build one for you... Besides the controller there's also the question of case: what case would you put the keyboard into? I think there exist some keyboards manufactured by Lenovo that are very similar to T60.. I'm not an expert can't tell you which one it...
by atagunov
Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: x230 and x220 Keyboard not working on X230 ThinkPad
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Re: x230 and x220 Keyboard not working on X230 ThinkPad

Seems like I have damaged the connector on the MB That'd be pretty sad. Honestly? Replacing the mobo seems like the answer.. For the benefit of the community, what is it you think that could have gone wrong? How do you believe this could have happened? We disassmeble/assemble our Thinkpads quite a ...
by atagunov
Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB Hydis HV150UX2-100
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: WTB Hydis HV150UX2-100

Heh with us being hoarders by nature.. guess you'll need real luck to find somebody ready to sell.. Will CCFL version not suit your needs? Think there was one decent seller on Aliexpress for HV150UX1-100, there was a report of a successful purchase on the forum, not very expensive, under $100 maybe ...
by atagunov
Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Got a T61, which OS?
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: Got a T61, which OS?

In MacOs you can install free software by compiling code and using a x11 server for graphical windows, as Cairo composer is proprietary and open source software cannot interface with it. At least this was the situation on 10.0/10.1 releases... Good to know, thx! I still don't see the point though :...
by atagunov
Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: [W520] W520 and RAID, what configuration do I need?
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Re: [W520] W520 and RAID, what configuration do I need?

And no, I don't want to have a W530 with a W520 keyboard as it won't respond exactly like a true W520 keyboard Hmm... guess it's a bit hard for me to appreciate your argument here. "Respond"?... I'll be surprised if you could feel the difference in a blindfolded test between a *20 keyboard planted ...
by atagunov
Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Got a T61, which OS?
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: Got a T61, which OS?

Hi I'd expect Linux to be quick and easy to setup. I'm lazy, I'm setting up Ubuntu everywhere. Less lazy people seem to prefer Debian or some other flavor. Mac OS doesn't satisfy the "open or free software" requirement does it? ;-) Besides I'd expect that most of free and open software - especially ...
by atagunov
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: [W520] W520 and RAID, what configuration do I need?
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Re: [W520] W520 and RAID, what configuration do I need?

on storagereview (the link in my first post), it's also written that the " […] W520 supports on-board RAID if the system is preconfigured with it from the factory. If you plan on using RAID, make sure you add it when you are first buying your notebook.[…] ". Which leads me to think that I need spec...
by atagunov
Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: [W520] W520 and RAID, what configuration do I need?
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Re: [W520] W520 and RAID, what configuration do I need?

Hi, honestly I don't know what on-board RAID the article was referring to.. What I'm thinking is: - put similar 2.5" SSD-s into the main HDD compartment and into the adapter that replaces the DVD - somehow organise them into a software RAID I don't really know if it is achievable with W520 BIOS/driv...
by atagunov
Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: Finding a good X220 keyboard for X230 mod for a reasonable price
Replies: 1
Views: 268

Re: Finding a good X220 keyboard for X230 mod for a reasonable price

Bought a keyboard from AliExpress - it was a counterfeit piece of [censored]. Me too :( My current policy is buy only used keyboards from UK ebay, I'm in the UK now. They sell for £25-35, so under EUR 50 is totally achievable. Look at the photos especially of the back side. Only purchase from priva...
by atagunov
Mon Jun 07, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T60 “Upgrade”
Replies: 36
Views: 2060

Re: T60 “Upgrade”

unixed wrote:
Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:29 am
It isn't your personal observation that is the problem per se, it is the nature and communication of it.
The interesting bit here is that you perceive there being a problem..
by atagunov
Sun Jun 06, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T60 “Upgrade”
Replies: 36
Views: 2060

Re: T60 “Upgrade”

Your observation is that it is easier to fit a laptop with less depth into your backpack -- not the basis to make a recommendation to someone I view personal observations as exactly the right basis for giving recommendations however. I had retired my T60 due to limited capabilities (3Gb RAM first a...
by atagunov
Sun Jun 06, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T60 “Upgrade”
Replies: 36
Views: 2060

Re: T60 “Upgrade”

Use some physical quantities to describe what you are trying to say Hey what I meant to say was that I find it a little less difficult to carry around my T520 in a backpack compared to how I was finding it to carry my 15" 4:3 T60 in exactly the same backpack.. My guess is that although T520 is huge...
by atagunov
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Sources of batteries
Replies: 2
Views: 941

Re: Sources of batteries

...don't drop suddenly below 25-30% Unfortunately my X230 KingSener 6-cell running in a X220 has been doing just that for a while. I think it has snapped out of it now and is behaving normally again. An original used battery in that X220 was doing the same too :( This KingSener is1.5 year old now a...
by atagunov
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T60 “Upgrade”
Replies: 36
Views: 2060

Re: T60 “Upgrade”

My two T520-s are going strong after 5+ years of use. Nice sturdy reliable machines. And a little less bulky than 15" T60. T420 is more portable.
I have come to like T520/T420/X220 keyboards more than T60.

T440p can be easily upgraded to a modern screen.
by atagunov
Fri May 28, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Solved: Will using a router at my end prevent spying my internet by landlord?
Replies: 6
Views: 633

Re: Solved: Will using a router at my end prevent spying my internet by landlord?

BTW most websites are using HTTPS these days. It means that a potential adversary on the same WiFi/home network may be able to see what sites you're connecting to but shouldn't be able to see your credit card number and password being sent over the wire. Even without any kind of VPN. This is what HT...
by atagunov
Thu May 27, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Solved: Will using a router at my end prevent spying my internet by landlord?
Replies: 6
Views: 633

Re: Will using a router at my end prevent spying my internet by landlord?

Hmm.. folks, but wouldn't VPN help? With VPN the only thing that the landlord will be able to see will be the encrypted connection going out to somewhere in Sweden, and that will be it. Landlord will have no idea what is inside the connection. Of course VPN has to be setup properly. If we imagine a ...
by atagunov
Mon May 24, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: Does the x220t (x220 tablet) have the same 1866MHz RAM BIOS issue?
Replies: 6
Views: 571

Re: Does the x220t (x220 tablet) have the same 1866MHz RAM BIOS issue?

Hmm.. interestingly I very rarely have any inclination to check which ram frequency my T520-s and my X220 run at. They just run fine and that's enough for me :) RAM speed shouldn't make a lot of difference should it? My suggestion would be just to get some decent branded RAM and be done with it.
by atagunov
Sat May 15, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: [Idea] Intel NUC boards in Thinkpads?
Replies: 50
Views: 7200

Re: [Idea] Intel NUC boards in Thinkpads?

If any work is done any artifacts produced we'll do well to host it somewhere. Perhaps a github repo might work.
by atagunov
Fri May 14, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: [Idea] Intel NUC boards in Thinkpads?
Replies: 50
Views: 7200

Re: [Idea] Intel NUC boards in Thinkpads?

Hello, i saw this project and wanted to contribute Hey! I'm not quite sure if there is really a project to contribute to.. As the typical me I got all hyped up on this, did my bit of research, purchased lots of stuff and them moved on to something else :( While I was invested in this I was thinking...
by atagunov
Fri May 07, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Thinkpad T700 i7-10710 private project
Replies: 92
Views: 13531

Re: Thinkpad T700 i7-10710 private project

What shouldn't be an issue is the Ultrabay battery though iirc the PD circuit is very simple, but its been a while since I looked at T61 schematics. I think somewhere up this thread it has been confirmed that 2nd battery in Ultrabay is not supported either. It is same connector but these are additi...
by atagunov
Wed May 05, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Thinkpad T700 i7-10710 private project
Replies: 92
Views: 13531

Re: Thinkpad T700 i7-10710 private project

So what is there in the spot where the interposter board would normally connect?

The ultrabay is quite a big space.
It would be nice if it was possible to place a 2nd 2.5" SSD there - but the board would need to have a spare SATA connector somewhere, and SATA power too.
by atagunov
Mon May 03, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T60/R60 keyboards feel a lot worse than X220?...
Replies: 4
Views: 697

Re: T60/R60 keyboards feel a lot worse than X220?...

Actually I think I may have figured it out :)
The problem I was trying to type on units that were switched off.
Once I booted it at least into BIOS the situation changed a lot, they keyboard now feels nice
by atagunov
Mon May 03, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X2100 13 inch vs 12.6 inch
Replies: 5
Views: 1633

Re: X2100 13 inch vs 12.6 inch

Yao2000 wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:07 pm
Atagunov, did you decide your x2100 from XY tech yet?
Hi, I've been just told the machine is en-route to intermediate shipping point from which it can travel internationally.
I'm now trying to figure out if my priorities have shifted enough for me to want a T700 more than an X2100 :)
by atagunov
Mon May 03, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T60/R60 keyboards feel a lot worse than X220?...
Replies: 4
Views: 697

T60/R60 keyboards feel a lot worse than X220?...

Hi, I have come to adore the keyboards I have in my X220 and T520 machines. I have started seriously considering returning one of my T60/R60 bodies into active service. I have taken them out of the box - I got 5 of them :) ...and to my great surprise it seems I no longer like keyboards on my T60/R60...
by atagunov
Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Classic keyboard swap in x230 gone wrong
Replies: 15
Views: 1283

Re: Classic keyboard swap in x230 gone wrong

Hi, I'm sorry to hear about your trouble. I'm afraid the messed up keyboard will be difficult to repair. The closest I've heard about this kind of repair is what is described in this post and following thread: https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?p=847147#p847147 Pay special attention to post n...

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