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Upgrade Thinkpad x200

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:07 pm
by thinkpadx200libre
Hello,
I have a Thinkpad x200 with 148Gb Hard Drive and 5GB RAM. I would like to upgrade it to 8GB RAM and 1TB SSD or HDD. I was looking at this drive from Western Digital: https://www.amazon.com/Blue-NAND-1TB-SS ... wd+1tb+ssd

I'm looking for suggestions on what are the best options.

Re: Upgrade Thinkpad x200

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:42 am
by jaspen-meyer
Samsung is the comsumer-ssd leader. Check out their 860 EVO 1TB.

Before buying larger drives, I first spend a few minutes trying to clean up my disk - deleting crap, shrinking images, moving archived stuff to an archive disk.

Re: Upgrade Thinkpad x200

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:12 pm
by 91011
Useful site for SSD specs & costs: http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/

Samsung are considered the 'best' but I find Crucial to be a better value with only a modest performance hit.

Re: Upgrade Thinkpad x200

Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:43 pm
by madicetea
thinkpadx200libre wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:07 pm
Hello,
I have a Thinkpad x200 with 148Gb Hard Drive and 5GB RAM. I would like to upgrade it to 8GB RAM and 1TB SSD or HDD. I was looking at this drive from Western Digital: https://www.amazon.com/Blue-NAND-1TB-SS ... wd+1tb+ssd

I'm looking for suggestions on what are the best options.
The cheapest brand of 1gb SATA SSD is from Colorful.

Kingspec is probably the only maker of 1TB NVMe m.2 2240 sized SSD.

Frankly, if you don't need the extreme speed™, you could use a 1TB HDD 7200rpm (HGST is my favorite here) or a FireCuda 1 or 2TB SSHD (hybrid disk).

Upgrade Thinkpad x200

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:01 pm
by packardbell
I believe crucial would be best bang for the buck

Re: Upgrade Thinkpad x200

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:10 pm
by packardbell1
Crucial has a 2TB SSD that is very reasonably priced for the amount of storage you get.
I would go that route if you plan to keep the lappy for a few more years.
Right now I am still using my X200s that I bought new many many years ago with a SSD upgrade.

Re: Upgrade Thinkpad x200

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:06 am
by tagumcity
My x200s is using a Samsung Evo 850 250GB, with 8GB ram, libreboot, and Arch linux. The machine boots quick and runs well, and for video playback MPV is installed.