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I’m a complete newbie to Lenovo Thinkpads having just got a good deal on a X220 and T420 to enable me to study Linux. I’ve moved over from OSX after 20 years. Never used Windoze and quite proud
I’ve been looking at a 34mm Express Card for the T420 and was wondering if anyone could confirm this would be suitable?
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00 ... A3O6&psc=1
Also, is this dock suitable for the T420
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lenovo-Thinkpa ... =t420+dock
Any other (better) places to buy from?
Another question regarding USB 3.0 and Linux live distributions.
I have a 54mm Express Card in the X220, however I am unable to boot a live Linux USB distribution from this. I’ve checked the card is installed properly and tried a few different distributions but the USB 3.0 doesn’t even show up in the boot menu after pressing F12 during start-up.
Will I encounter the same problem with the 34mm Express Card in the T420 or are additional steps required?
Hope someone can help and hope to contribute to the forum once I have waded through the 800+ page Linux Bible on my Thinkpads.
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Unfortunately the X220 is i5 CPU so no USB 3.0. The T420 is i7 but obviously these didn't come with USB 3.0. Doh! No point me getting the Express Card for the T420 then.
I'm just going to dual boot the T420 with an SSD.
The dock I was refering to above says it has USB 3.0. I think this means it supports it only if the actual Thinkpad you dock on it has USB 3.0.
Thanks again guys. These machines are brilliant. Never going back to Mac.
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