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    Default Re: T61/X61 SATA II 1.5 Gb/s cap - willing to pay for a solution

    I agree but unfortunately I patched the BIOS before I had a chance to benchmark with my SSD and the old settings.
    But what I remember is that read speed was around 129MBs while write was something around 80MBs.

    What confuses me are the huge differences between XstoneX tests and mine.

    But I will dig further tomorrow. So far you all can see that the BIOS update is working also on the X61.

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    Default Re: T61/X61 SATA II 1.5 Gb/s cap - willing to pay for a solution

    Your benchmark result is normal. The Intel G2 is much faster in most chases. Here are the benchmark results from the most actual SSDs:

    Alex Intelligent Software - Artikel: Typische AS SSD Ergebnisse

    Your SSD got 133 AS-SSD Points from another user. So your results are okay!

    Greetz,

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    Default Re: T61/X61 SATA II 1.5 Gb/s cap - willing to pay for a solution

    Quote Originally Posted by middleton View Post
    One tester is enough. To other X61 owners: Please don't send requests anymore.
    Would you need one more T61 tester? If so, I'm willing to put my T61 on the chopping block for testing purposes...

    My T61's has the standard T7300 CPU, but I have 8GB of RAM, dual SSD's (one 60GB SSD in the HDD tray and one 64GB SSD in a SATA Ultrabay adapter), and an upgraded 1440x900 LCD screen. I also have access to a Lenovo docking base for testing purposes too.

    One thing I'd like to see tested besides just raw speed is file integrity tests. I use this machine for audio recording, so I can create some large data files with it to make absolutely sure that removing the 1.5GB cap doesn't corrupt files.

    I do have one question regarding this BIOS though. Is it based on the 2.26 or the latest 2.27 BIOS that was just released?

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    Default Re: T61/X61 SATA II 1.5 Gb/s cap - willing to pay for a solution

    Quote Originally Posted by DigiDoc View Post
    Would you need one more T61 tester? If so, I'm willing to put my T61 on the chopping block for testing purposes...

    My T61's has the standard T7300 CPU, but I have 8GB of RAM, dual SSD's (one 60GB SSD in the HDD tray and one 64GB SSD in a SATA Ultrabay adapter), and an upgraded 1440x900 LCD screen. I also have access to a Lenovo docking base for testing purposes too.

    One thing I'd like to see tested besides just raw speed is file integrity tests. I use this machine for audio recording, so I can create some large data files with it to make absolutely sure that removing the 1.5GB cap doesn't corrupt files.

    I do have one question regarding this BIOS though. Is it based on the 2.26 or the latest 2.27 BIOS that was just released?
    The links to the patched T61/X61 BiOS-es will be available here tomorrow. All the patches are based on the latest official BIOS-es from lenovo.

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    Default Re: T61/X61 SATA II 1.5 Gb/s cap - willing to pay for a solution

    Ultimate R61/T61/X61/X300 BIOS (inc SATA-II)

    DISCLAIMER: Use these modified bios at your own risk!!

    These modified bios have been beta tested to confirm they do not brick the system after flash. However data integrity tests take time and it's up to the user to confirm there is no data loss due to the increased SATA-II interface speed. You will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from flashing or using of the patched BIOS.

    Lenovo have never tested or approved these patched bios and doesn't support them. They are provided "as is" without any warranties from Lenovo. These bios-es are completely unofficial releases.


    ThinkPad model : machine type
    modified
    BIOS file
    SATA-II
    3 Gb/s
    SLIC
    2.1
    whitelist
    removed
    Thermal
    sensing
    CTRL-FN
    swap
    Dual-IDA
    support
    X61, X61s2.22-1.03+++n/a++
    X61/X61s SXGA+2.22-1.03+++n/a++
    X61 Tablet1.25-1.02+++n/a++
    X3001.10-1.01+++n/a++
    T61, T61p
    R61 (14.1" widescreen with IEEE 1394): 7732, 7733, 7734, 7735, 7738, 7742, 7744, 7751, 7753, 7754, 7755
    R61i (14.1" widescreen with IEEE 1394): 7732, 7742
    2.29-1.08++++++
    R61 (15" normal screen): 8942, 8943, 8944, 8945, 8947, 8948, 8949
    R61i (15" normal screen): 8943
    1.24-1.00+++n/a++
    R61e
    R61i (15.4" widescreen without IEEE 1394): 7650
    2.23-1.08++++++
    R61 (15.4" widescreen): 8930, 8932, 8933, 8934, 8935, 8936, 8937
    R61i (15.4" widescreen with IEEE 1394): 8932
    2.24-1.08++++++
    R61 (14.1" widescreen without IEEE 1394): 7732, 7733, 7734, 7735, 7736, 7737, 7738
    R61 (15.4" widescreen): 8914, 8918, 8919, 8920, 8927, 8928, 8929
    R61i (15.4" widescreen): 8918
    2.29-1.08++++++

    Note: CTRL-FN swap is optional. Each BIOS package contains two versions of the patch. You can select the version without CTRL-FN swap.

    Acknowledgments:


    • nando4 for providing all needed information on SATA-II mod. I knew nothing about this issue in 2010 and didn't plan to make any ThinkPad BIOS mods (except for CTRL-FN swap). It was him who convinced me to solve SATA-II problem. Also he literally forced me to add dual-IDA support (he knows what I'm talking about ).
    • andyp for his BIOS modding tools and other guys from forums.mydigitallife.info for making SLIC 2.1 integration possible.
    • Zender for finding the way of disabling wireless whitelist on ThinkPads. This significantly accelerated the work on the patch (otherwise I would have had to do it myself and it would have taken additional time).
    • Leokim for X61/X61s SXGA+ BIOS.
    • XStoneX for informing me about "Thermal Sensing Error".
    • unclewebb for the ThrottleStop utility which makes dual-IDA possible and kizwan for the "EIST Unlocked Example" guide.
    • Brave ThinkPad owners for readiness to test intermediate BIOS versions.
    Last edited by middleton; 16th March 2012 at 08:53 PM.

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    Default Re: T61/X61 SATA II 1.5 Gb/s cap - willing to pay for a solution

    in the readme file:
    1. Run flash.bat (included in this BIOS update) as administrator, you'll see "Updating BIOS. Please wait..." message.

    where is the flash.bat?

    i search the whole folder and no this executable file@@

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    Default Re: T61/X61 SATA II 1.5 Gb/s cap - willing to pay for a solution

    Quote Originally Posted by jason930 View Post
    in the readme file:
    1. Run flash.bat (included in this BIOS update) as administrator, you'll see "Updating BIOS. Please wait..." message.

    where is the flash.bat?

    i search the whole folder and no this executable file@@
    Sorry, I forgot to include flash.bat in X61/X61s archive. It's fixed now. Try to download again.

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    Default Re: T61/X61 SATA II 1.5 Gb/s cap - willing to pay for a solution

    middleton: sent you a PM are you able to get those or does email work better?
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    Default Re: T61/X61 SATA II 1.5 Gb/s cap - willing to pay for a solution

    Quote Originally Posted by s0dhi View Post
    middleton: sent you a PM are you able to get those or does email work better?
    I read your PMs but had no time to reply. And yes, email would be better for me than forum PMs. Repeat your PM by email please.

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    Default Re: T61/X61 SATA II 1.5 Gb/s cap - willing to pay for a solution

    Hey middleton, will the X61/X61s modified BIOS work for X61 tablet as well? Thanks for your hard work!
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