HELLO Everyone ...........
First , I havent read the whole 19 pages of posts on this topic , so am sorry in advance ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
T4x BIOS = WARN BLEEP
this is is what I did ................
I took a 320GB PATA WD drive , after initinilization , Partition hrive into two > half and half so its like 120GB each partition. AND WAH LAH !!!... no bleep
I used Acronis and PMagic to do most of this on XP, before install windows 7 ulti.
if under warranty , seagate will 'exchange' it for updated drives in 7200.3 series .... or 5400 series, am not sure of WD models though. HITACHI hardrive company= used to be OLD IBM drive factory , which IBM sold to Hitachi , and untill recently, they made lots of HDs for Ibm/Lenovo as sole OEM supplier for Servers,PC and laptops. Since I knew this , in past i would call Hit Support and get them to 'send upgrade' via email, and it worked on most all THINKPADS, and i never used system update or downloaded drivers from web.
I dont think fireware that IBM/lenovo have on web = is set to do 'secondary drive' UPDATES ...............even if you can , i dont see how you can do it >>>> only way = to BOOT via the secondary drive,,,,,<<and am not sure if T4x , the older T4x series can boot via secondary drives!!>>
SO BOOT with USB
and install BIOS FIRMWARE UPDATE and it works nicely , even for a SEAGATE , even on those 'so called NOT supported!!
this is what i used ::
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6812232002
Hope this helps someone..everyone