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Upgrade Thinkpad x200

#1 Post by thinkpadx200libre » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:07 pm

Hello,
I have a Thinkpad x200 with 148Gb Hard Drive and 5GB RAM. I would like to upgrade it to 8GB RAM and 1TB SSD or HDD. I was looking at this drive from Western Digital: https://www.amazon.com/Blue-NAND-1TB-SS ... wd+1tb+ssd

I'm looking for suggestions on what are the best options.

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Re: Upgrade Thinkpad x200

#2 Post by jaspen-meyer » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:42 am

Samsung is the comsumer-ssd leader. Check out their 860 EVO 1TB.

Before buying larger drives, I first spend a few minutes trying to clean up my disk - deleting crap, shrinking images, moving archived stuff to an archive disk.
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Re: Upgrade Thinkpad x200

#3 Post by 91011 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:12 pm

Useful site for SSD specs & costs: http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/

Samsung are considered the 'best' but I find Crucial to be a better value with only a modest performance hit.
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Re: Upgrade Thinkpad x200

#4 Post by madicetea » Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:43 pm

thinkpadx200libre wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:07 pm
Hello,
I have a Thinkpad x200 with 148Gb Hard Drive and 5GB RAM. I would like to upgrade it to 8GB RAM and 1TB SSD or HDD. I was looking at this drive from Western Digital: https://www.amazon.com/Blue-NAND-1TB-SS ... wd+1tb+ssd

I'm looking for suggestions on what are the best options.
The cheapest brand of 1gb SATA SSD is from Colorful.

Kingspec is probably the only maker of 1TB NVMe m.2 2240 sized SSD.

Frankly, if you don't need the extreme speed™, you could use a 1TB HDD 7200rpm (HGST is my favorite here) or a FireCuda 1 or 2TB SSHD (hybrid disk).
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Upgrade Thinkpad x200

#5 Post by packardbell » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:01 pm

I believe crucial would be best bang for the buck

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#6 Post by packardbell1 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:10 pm

Crucial has a 2TB SSD that is very reasonably priced for the amount of storage you get.
I would go that route if you plan to keep the lappy for a few more years.
Right now I am still using my X200s that I bought new many many years ago with a SSD upgrade.

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#7 Post by tagumcity » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:06 am

My x200s is using a Samsung Evo 850 250GB, with 8GB ram, libreboot, and Arch linux. The machine boots quick and runs well, and for video playback MPV is installed.
x60 (T7200), 3.2GB ram & X200s (L9400), 8GB ram, both are using Samsung 850 EVO 250GB drives with bios flashed to Libreboot & Arch Linux

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