List of drives that are compatible with the x220

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  1. noxxle99

    noxxle99 Notebook Deity

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    Post them here. I'll keep the thread updated.

    Compatible drives:

    7mm HD



    7mm SSD


    • Micron/Crucial C400 series with "AK" in the model number (see below)
      • note that Micron is Crucial's parent company. Micron manufacturers the "C" series while Crucial manufactures the "M" series. Reportedly, only the C series is compatible with the x220.

    Modifiable 9.5mm SSD



    *note that certain 9.5mm SSD work deshelled. I'll update with a link later.

    mSata SSD



    NOT compatible:


    • Intel 510 SSD series

    • Vertex 2 and 3 SSD series
     
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    chaosphoenix Notebook Consultant

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    thecrafter Notebook Consultant

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    SSD: Intel X-25M, 310 series, 320. Quite sure that's the list for SSDs right now (with the mentioned Crucial C300). All require the spacer mod with the exception of 310 series. Doesn't break Intel warranty but I'm pretty sure it does Crucial's (it's obvious the sticker has been tempered with in the photos. No way they would accept that)

    HDD: Hitachi Travelstar (double check 7mm, I don't think all models are 7mm). If you are upgrading HDD, upgrade from Lenovo. It's only slightly cheaper online (if not more expensive. Cheapest seems to be $50 on Amazon, vs $65 I think on Lenovo). It'll save you the hour and a half of burning the DVDs, the DVDs themselves, 5-10 min to replace hard drive and another hour/hour half to reinstall Windows
     
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    noxxle99 Notebook Deity

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    Can anyone else confirm this? Specifically the 510 series and that the Hitachi Travelstars are generally 7mm?
     
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    grisjuan Notebook Evangelist

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    I don't think so. From Intel's website:

    Intel® Solid-State Drive 510 Series
    SSDSC2MH120A2XX, SSDSC2MH250A2XX
    Product Specification
    Capacity: 120 GB, 250 GB
    Components: Intel® 34nm NAND Flash Memory Multi-Level Cell (MLC)
    Form Factor: 2.5-inch
    — Thickness: 9.5 mm
    — Weight: 80 ±2 grams
     
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    thecrafter Notebook Consultant

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    Yeah just checked Newegg, there's no spacer
     
  7. MidnightSun

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    No: the Intel 510 series is a full-height 9.5mm no-spacer drive. Not all Hitachi Travelstars are 7mm either, only the ones with a model code beginning with a "Z" are. That includes the Z7K320, Z5K500, and Z5K320.
     
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    Thors.Hammer Notebook Enthusiast

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    I can confirm it. I have one of the Series 510 SSD drives. Oh, and I already tried to take the board out of the 510 case and use it in a X-25M case. That doesn't work either.

    Shakes fist at Intel !!! :mad:
     
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    I guess (true 7mm) alternatives to Intel 310 series will hit the market before too long?

    Already ordered the 320GB HDD upgrade and don't mind waiting a few months if something better than the 310 is going to be released.
     
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    Op, please add Intel X25, 310, and 320 series to the first post as well, as thecrafter pointed out in the 3rd post.
     
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