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T430 drives

#1 Post by kony » Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:40 am

The official website of Lenovo says that T430 supports:
Hard drive features
320 GB, 7200 rpm, 7mm high, SATA 3.0Gb/s
500 GB, 7200 rpm, 7mm or 9.5mm high SATA 3.0Gb/s
1 TB, 5400rpm, 9.5mm high SATA 3.0Gb/s
Supports one additional hard drive which can be used concurrently to offer expanded storage in the Ultrabay Slim Media Bay.
(...)
Note: Supported hard disk drives depend on the model.

Solid state drive features
128GB, 7mm high, SATA 6.0Gb/s
180GB, 7mm high, SATA 6.0Gb/s
Does it mean that larger disks will not work? If I install ie. 500 GB SSD drive, 2 TB HDD drive or 1 TB HDD that is 7200 rpm, then the motherboard/BIOS will have a problem with it? I do not use Windows drivers, as I am on Linux. Am I limited with upgrades to the above or does it just say what the laptops are sold with and the hardware will run larger drives as well?
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Re: T430 drives

#2 Post by Brad » Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:59 am

Any capacity SATA drive will work.

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Re: T430 drives

#3 Post by RealBlackStuff » Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:09 am

The T430 main drive bay takes only 7mm HD/SSD.
The T430 Ultrabay 2nd Drive adapter takes either 7mm or 9.5mm HD/SSD.
Any GB-size that your budget allows.
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Re: T430 drives

#4 Post by kony » Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:35 pm

Thank you.
My T430 with GTX 560 Ti (Now with GTX 670)
T430: i5-3320m, 8 GB, SSD + HDD, 1600x900.

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Re: T430 drives

#5 Post by T430_1tera » Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:57 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:The T430 main drive bay takes only 7mm HD/SSD.
The T430 Ultrabay 2nd Drive adapter takes either 7mm or 9.5mm HD/SSD.
Any GB-size that your budget allows.
Hi,
i was able to save money and install a 9,5mm 1TB hard drive in main bay, pls see my post here http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.ph ... 53#p751253
the post was written last february, till today no problem at all using my T430,
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Re: T430 drives

#6 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:04 am

And have NO shock absorbing on a 9.5mm drive whatsoever? No thanks.

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