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what SSD do you run?

#1 Post by Whitieiii » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:00 pm

If your running an SSD in your thinkpad what brand and size do you run? I got an awesome deal on some server SSD's awhile back but want to know what you run if any... I'm trying to decide on what I should order (I missed the good deal on Samsung 860 Evo 500GB)
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Re: what SSD do you run?

#2 Post by MikalE » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:19 pm

I have a Samsung EVO 850 500GB in my T520 and an EVO 850 250 GB in my T500.

Both run like tops. The drive in the T520 is nearing three years old, and the drive in the T500 is about 9 months.
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Re: what SSD do you run?

#3 Post by Whitieiii » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:55 pm

MikalE wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:19 pm
I have a Samsung EVO 850 500GB in my T520 and an EVO 850 250 GB in my T500.

Both run like tops. The drive in the T520 is nearing three years old, and the drive in the T500 is about 9 months.
I was thinking about going on eBay and finding a used 1TB server ssd for around $100 for the gaming Thinkpad as I only have 100GB left on my 500GB HDD... I wanted to wait for 1TB Samsung drives to hit about $100 new but it hasn't happened yet and I need the space... it's the reason not all my machines have SSD's yet.. I might have to wait on getting a new drive as they are still like around $150 for 1TB SSD... too expensive for me..
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Re: what SSD do you run?

#4 Post by madicetea » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:55 am

Whitieiii wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:00 pm
If your running an SSD in your thinkpad what brand and size do you run? I got an awesome deal on some server SSD's a while back but want to know what you run if any... I'm trying to decide on what I should order (I missed a good deal on Samsung 860 Evo 500GB)
Ah, I think I will be flamed hard for this, but I just bought the cheapest ones from China (because why not ッ - I have an online backup system if it comes to it).

[I can update with exact part numbers at some other time if someone really wants to know, either just comment here or PM me.]

My x250 has a Kingspec m.2240 1TB, and a Colorful SSD 960GB. I'm considering either the Kingspec m.22 2240 256GB or 512GB or the Toshiba 256GB m.2 2240 for the 3rd drive, but I have yet some time to decide because I need to get the FHD screen replaced first (cracked it like an idiot).

My x61 - I valued it for space, so I got the SSHD Seagate FireCuda 2TB.

My x2001 - I just put my old 1TB HITACHI 7200rpm HDD in it (it was from my old ASUS ROG gaming computer).

Everything else has always used a 5400rpm or slower HDD and enough memory for the OS it runs that disk caching was kept to a minimum.

So that's my story. I wonder about others here?
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Re: what SSD do you run?

#5 Post by Puppy » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:38 am

Intel 535 - 480 GB in X220.
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Re: what SSD do you run?

#6 Post by GomJabbar » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:03 am

I put a Crucial MX500 in my X220. Works good.
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Re: what SSD do you run?

#7 Post by kacperas » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:02 pm

In both R61 and T540p I have Toshiba's SSDs. I plan to replace my HGST 1TB HDD from T540p with Samsung 860 EVO once price will drop.
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Re: what SSD do you run?

#8 Post by shawross » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:47 pm

For my X220 I just bought a Kingston 250GB A400 for $50 AUD which I use as a data drive to go with my Windows 7 MSATA and it also allows me to dual boot Mint.
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Re: what SSD do you run?

#9 Post by ajkula66 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:16 pm

Intel X-25E SLC SSDs for my T43pSF, 32GB with W2K and 64GB with W7 Pro.

Intel 320 series 160GB for my X60T.

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Re: what SSD do you run?

#10 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:35 pm

I run a bunch of them...more or less what I can find.

Inland 120GB 2.5" SATA
Samsung 840 PRO, 850 EVO, 860 EVO, both mSATA and 2.5"
HP something or other M.2
WD Black m.2
Kingston SSDNow
Crucial MX300

And thats all that I can think of right now....I probably missed a few.
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Re: what SSD do you run?

#11 Post by wujstefan » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:57 am

IRDM series Goodram on most of my systems. Great price/value ratio.
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Re: what SSD do you run?

#12 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:22 am

A whole bunch:
Intel 320
Micron C300
SK Hynix SL300
Samsung 830
Silicon Power S55
Crucial MX100
etc. etc.
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Re: what SSD do you run?

#13 Post by jwjensen356 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:22 pm

Samsung 500GB 860 EVO in my T420s. Great! Paid Amazon about $150 over a year ago. Now they have it for $82.

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Re: what SSD do you run?

#14 Post by Cigarguy » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:13 pm

When SSD was $400+ I'd worry about type, brand, etc. Now that 120 GB SSD are $30-$50 Cdn on sale locally I don't worry about any of that anymore. Grab the cheapest one. Use and abuse and carry on. 90% of my desktop and laptops are only SATA II so max speed is not an issue. Even turning on and using hibernation on my laptops, I've yet to have a SSD fail on me. One of these days one will. Don't care SSD are cheap and readily available.

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Re: what SSD do you run?

#15 Post by Ya Dad » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:32 pm

120GB Scandisk SSD in my 14" T60
240GB Samsung SSD in my 15" T60p

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Re: what SSD do you run?

#16 Post by Whitieiii » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:55 pm

I wanted to get a 1tb ssd but they are still too much money for me... 500GB isn't enough for me anymore and I believe if i buy a T460p i will only be able to install one drive in it since the configuration I'm thinking of will have both a wireless card and cellular wwan card in it and with no cd drive I can't stick a hard drive in there so I'll be stuck with a 1tb 7.2k spinning hard drive for awhile... Most all the drives you got are good drives but if i can find a name brand ssd 1tb for $100 or less ill grab it
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Re: what SSD do you run?

#17 Post by madicetea » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:26 am

Whitieiii wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:55 pm
I wanted to get a 1tb ssd but they are still too much money for me... 500GB isn't enough for me anymore ... Most all the drives you got are good drives but if i can find a name brand ssd 1tb for $100 or less ill grab it
Even the cheap China Colorful brand was like 960RMB which is closer to 150usd -- sorry dude, you'll need to dream for a while yet.

The FireCuda SSHD might be the only thing within that range, and for those, I think you can even get 2TB at right around 100 (before tax), but just remember that SSHD are frauds still to the world of SSD (even if they are decently higher performing than most HDD).
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Re: what SSD do you run?

#18 Post by Whitieiii » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:51 am

madicetea wrote:
Whitieiii wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:55 pm
I wanted to get a 1tb ssd but they are still too much money for me... 500GB isn't enough for me anymore ... Most all the drives you got are good drives but if i can find a name brand ssd 1tb for $100 or less ill grab it
Even the cheap China Colorful brand was like 960RMB which is closer to 150usd -- sorry dude, you'll need to dream for a while yet.

The FireCuda SSHD might be the only thing within that range, and for those, I think you can even get 2TB at right around 100 (before tax), but just remember that SSHD are frauds still to the world of SSD (even if they are decently higher performing than most HDD).
Yup i know... I'll have to wait for just awhile more.... I don't know if the sshd fits in the T460p's main hard drive bay but I'll check.... I've currently got 100GB left on my T440p's 500gb hdd and the T460p would replace my T440p so I'd need to start with a 1TB sshd drive... I'll see what can be done.. I may just have to go HDD if it come down to it
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Re: what SSD do you run?

#19 Post by dr_st » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:04 am

Funny. Here I am recalling how I purchased my first SSD in February 2014. It was a 500GB Evo 840, and at $300 that was a good deal back then. And it wasn't even a very good SSD - some performance issues were discovered (most of which were admittedly resolved, even if it took a while).

Nowadays the new and improved version is sold under $100...
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Re: what SSD do you run?

#20 Post by axur-delmeria » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:02 am

My X220 is sporting a 60GB Kingston mS200 mSATA SSD, which I bought over 3 years ago. These days mSATA is not a cost-effective option for SSDs, so I'm weighing my replacement/upgrade options.
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Re: what SSD do you run?

#21 Post by ajkula66 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:50 am

dr_st wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:04 am
Funny. Here I am recalling how I purchased my first SSD in February 2014. It was a 500GB Evo 840, and at $300 that was a good deal back then.
In late 2008 or thereabouts I paid close to $900 for an Intel X-25E... :D
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Re: what SSD do you run?

#22 Post by shawross » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:26 pm

axur-delmeria wrote:These days mSATA is not a cost-effective option for SSDs
Yes this is a pity as I find them more versatile and hopefully this will change but not likely.

2.5 inch SSDs are that cheap you can just buy a spare as a backup drive or as I have for a smaller data drive.
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