I purchased a used Ibm Thinkpad T42P to use legacy softwares/o.s (windows 98 se / windows xp) and linux to use a modern operational system.
I had some desktops but..... I need to talk to you.... I hurt wires! I will use only mobile devices, it's very clean and looks very good on house.
I will use only this device until to buy a new notebook next year, so, the upgrade will be welcome!
I read about people which upgraded successfully a T42 using msata and an adapter.
Since that I bought this computer for my use and I will not sell it, I want to upgrade this device.
The computer already has 2gb ram installed, and I purchased a Pentium M 765 to upgrade cpu (PM 745 already installed) and an adapter 1.8" to 2.5"
So, my doubt is about the max capacity supported by bios this computer.
Someone already test a 1tb hd/msata drive on this computer? Or this device is limited by 500gb?
Thank you very much to read my post!
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Also, for more storage, consider you can put another HDD/SSD in the UltraBay (probably up to 2TB), and/or spare unused USB port(s) could be fitted with affordable SanDisk UltraFits which run up to 256gb and barely stick out at all (e.g., I use one for a full music library).
IBM (95-06): 701c*(s) Butterfly, 600(e,x*), A31p*, T43(S*, p,+pS*)
Lenovo (07-12): t60h, T601pF*, x60t+, x61t+*,
W500, W700, W700ds, W701, W701ds, x301*, x200t, x220t, x220*, W520*.
I suspect your 1 TB SSD is a SATA interface SSD, so would not fit into the Parallel ATA (PATA) interface of T42p.
The T42/T42p era used Parallel ATA (PATA) Hard Drive, and back then, even a 120 GB Hard Drive is very large back then.
I did use a 120 GB 7200 RPM HDD at one point for my T42 (which is not T42p), then upgraded to a similar size Transcend PATA SSD.
(The numerous very-short system freeze-up under Win XP when using this Transcend PATA SSD scared the ** out of me.
But from actual 1+ year of using this PATA SSD, there was no data corruption from those very-short system freeze-up.)
[Edit: Sorry, just saw your above Jan'2019 forum posting for the first time today in March'2019]
Current Thinkpads: X1E1 | X1C4 | X1C3 | X250 | X230 | T410
Retired Thinkpads: T42 | 560 (circa 1996)
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