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Express Card SSD in x61s ????

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Express Card SSD in x61s ????

#1 Post by Fixed_Rider » Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:17 pm

Hi all,

I was wondering if any of you more experienced thinkpadders know if this will work as an extra drive in my x61s?

http://www.oempcworld.com/OEMPCworld-co ... -32GB.html

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Re: Express Card SSD in x61s ????

#2 Post by Radioguy » Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:31 pm

Firstly, this isn't a EC SSD. It's an SDXC (Camera memory) card in a EC adapter sold as a two-pack. It's not even Transcend for both, but Transcend and Sandisk, so it's a third party, maybe the website, doing the bundling.

You can get the SDXC card for less, and most certainly the SDXC-compatible ExpressCard adapter, so even if this afforded you decent enough speeds (it wouldn't compared to an actual SSD), you could save money looking elsewhere.
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Re: Express Card SSD in x61s ????

#3 Post by Fixed_Rider » Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:24 pm

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Re: Express Card SSD in x61s ????

#4 Post by precip9 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:50 pm

It's not an Expresscard slot; it's a Cardbus slot, an earlier standard. There are adapters from Cardbus to Expresscard, but they rely on a USB 2.0 port embedded in the interface. So it won't run at Express slot speed. And the Ricoh chipset for this has other problems, so the approach will not work.
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Re: Express Card SSD in x61s ????

#5 Post by Fixed_Rider » Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:56 pm

WT? I'm feeling a bit on the dumb side today!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820161410
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Re: Express Card SSD in x61s ????

#6 Post by Radioguy » Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:46 pm

No, I'm afraid you're out of luck here. :(

http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:X61s

External USB or Firewire drives for backup/storage are your best bets here. Unless you get the Ultrabase X6, which can support UltraBay slim, and the 2nd HDD adapter with another SATA or PATA drive.

http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/UltraBase_X6
precip9 wrote:It's not an Expresscard slot; it's a Cardbus slot, an earlier standard. There are adapters from Cardbus to Expresscard, but they rely on a USB 2.0 port embedded in the interface. So it won't run at Express slot speed. And the Ricoh chipset for this has other problems, so the approach will not work.
*facepalm*

Of course...it slipped my mind that this was for an X61s which has no ExpressCard slot. I didn't need to shoot down his choice in such detail (although I'm right on those points!). :D
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Re: Express Card SSD in x61s ????

#7 Post by Fixed_Rider » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:19 pm

Doh! My bad.... I meant my x61, not the S. either way it looks like I am SOL.

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Re: Express Card SSD in x61s ????

#8 Post by twistero » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:16 pm

Just get an MR15+ 2 microSD cards and put it in the WWAN slot. :wink:
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