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T430 hard drive issue

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T430 hard drive issue

#1 Post by decableguy2000 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:46 am

I have an Ebay special T430 that came with no hard drive, I used an older SSD that I believe is starting to fail. Won't boot hard drive fail error, tried as an external, same issue. Hooked up to my desk top and it took a couple of tries and poof magic started working again reinstalled in the T430 and was able to boot. I'm 90% sure its the drive. What can you guys recommend me as a replacement. I'm thinkink Msata drive 256gb range or another 256gb ssd. I don't have a need for much more storage.

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Re: T430 hard drive issue

#2 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:18 pm

A Samsung 850 EVO drive is cheap and will suit you well. Like this one.
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Re: T430 hard drive issue

#3 Post by decableguy2000 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:51 pm

Installed a Samsung 250gb Msata and a 500gb hard drive. seems to be good for now.

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