I have a Thinkpad 410 whose hard-drive is dying, so I'm looking for a replacement. The actual model is a 3Gb/s 7200RPM 2.5" 160GB SATA drive.
So I went there for some information:
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail. ... MIGR-75387
... but the Hard drive features only mentions "MicroSATA Generation 2 interface". 2.5" SATA drivers are easy to find and not too costly, but the same thing cannot be said for MicroSATA hard drives.
However, this page:
http://support.lenovo.com/fr_FR/product ... MIGR-74566
... mentions "MicroSATA solid state drives" and "SATA hard disk drives". Moreover, my actual HDD only mentions SATA, not MicroSATA.
I'm not looking for an SSD (yet), so my question is: will a 2.5" SATA drive be OK, or do I really need to find a MicroSATA HDD for my Thinkpad T410?
Thanks for you help.
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T410 will take a standard 2.5"/9.5mm SATA SSD or hard drive, no issues there.
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As I read the specs you referenced, the T410's INTERFACE is MicroSATA Generation 2 compatible.
1TB Mobile Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 9.5 MM 2.5 Inch
And if the above doesn't work, would this one work?
500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 32MB Cache 7 MM 2.5 Inch Performance Mobile Hard Disk Drive (WD5000LPLX)
Lenovo just NEVER updates anything, if a newer/larger/better version comes on the market after they publish their info.
That's why some laptops (according to Lenovo and the lazy likes of Crucial and consorts) max out at 4/8/16 GB RAM, even though they could run with 8/16/32 GB respectively.
The 4/8/16 was the then maximum at the time of launching those machines.
The same goes for hard disks, SSDs etc.
Only difference: you MUST check the max. thickness of the disks (7 or 9.5 or 12 mm) that fit in your drive bay(s) together with the caddy and rails.
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Also, this won't fit, it just is a tad bit too high.
So I would imagine that a 1 TB HDD would work on T410 also...
(Sorry for coming to the party so late!)
2. Our T410 was running off a 9.5mm thick SSD as of a few days ago, so this works also!
(Almost all 2.5" notebook SSD sold nowadays is 7.0 mm thick).
caunyd wrote: ↑Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:50 pmI also have a T410 and need a new hard drive. Will a hard drive with the following specifications work with a T410?
I was hoping I could get a 1TB drive, even though the highest listed on the official Lenovo website is 500GB.
1TB Mobile Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 9.5 MM 2.5 Inch...
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