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T420s ~ as in "sleek" ???

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Re: T420s ~ as in "sleek" ???

#1 Post by axur-delmeria » Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:32 pm

The T420s supports mSATA SSDs in the WWAN slot. That way you don't need to buy an Ultrabay HDD carddy.
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Re: T420s ~ as in "sleek" ???

#2 Post by axur-delmeria » Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:47 pm

The issue with the T4x/T6s Ultrabay is that is's actually an IDE/PATA interface, and the caddy contains an IDE to SATA bridge chip. Such a setup reduces the maximum transfer speed to around 100 megabytes/sec.

The T420s Ultrabay has a native SATA interface-- IIRC it's SATA III, with a theoretical maximum speed of 600 megabytes/sec.
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Re: T420s ~ as in "sleek" ???

#3 Post by axur-delmeria » Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:40 am

Annecy wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:05 pm
Ah, yes ... mSATA ...
another 1st ... for me ...
What about putting the Windoze "SwapFile/Hibernation" files there :?:
What is the max mSATA "DataDisk" option :?:
IMO, it's better to increase the RAM rather than put the swap file on an SSD. Also, I believe the fast boot times that come with SSDs make hibernation unnecessary.

With regards to maximum mSATA SSD size, a quick Amazon search would prove useful.
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Re: T420s ~ as in "sleek" ???

#4 Post by evening_hunger » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:46 am

There is no difference, partition your ssd as you see fit.
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Re: T420s ~ as in "sleek" ???

#5 Post by axur-delmeria » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:34 am

I don't see a problem with partitioning SSDs. You only need to properly align the partitions --usually at multiples of 1MB (1,048,576 bytes).
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Re: T420s ~ as in "sleek" ???

#6 Post by axur-delmeria » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:09 am

SATA II vs SATA III performance threshold? It exists, but you probably won't notice it too much.

mSATA SSD size: don't get anything smaller than 120GB, unless you're using Linux only. If you can find a 240-250GB SSD at a good price, get it. It's always good to have extra free space. :D

Having said that, I managed to cram both Windows 7 and Linux into a 60GB mSATA SSD on my X220-- but this only works because I use Linux primarily, so there's little chance for Windows to get bloated with temp files, and other cruft. When the time comes that I'd need to replace it I'd get a 120GB.


Like normal SSDs, larger-capacity mSATA SSDs are generally faster than the smaller ones.
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Re: T420s ~ as in "sleek" ???

#7 Post by Hans Gruber » Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:34 pm

You want to permanently disable computrace in your bios in any Thinkpad you have.
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