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

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Would you be willing to spend some money for a solution enabling SATA II on your T61/X61

  1. YES

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  2. NO

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  1. middleton

    middleton Notebook Consultant

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    1) Windows way:

    - Run WinPhlash.exe;
    - Select $01AF000.FL1 file;
    - Click "Flash BIOS" button.

    2) DOS way:

    - Create a bootable USB flash drive;
    - Copy all the content of BIOS update CD to the USB flash drive;
    - Create flash.bat file with the following content:

    @echo off
    echo.
    echo.
    echo Updating BIOS. Please wait...
    PHLASH16 /mode=2 /mb /vcpu /p /s /cs /x /exit /i /vbl $01AF000.FL1
    echo BIOS flash completed. Reboot your machine now.

    - Copy flash.bat to the USB flash drive.
    - Boot from the USB stick.
    - Type "flash" and press ENTER.
     
  2. d.zine

    d.zine Newbie

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    hi,

    I flashed my t61 with the sata-II bios using the cd image.
    it beeped twice during flashing and afterwards it stuck in the
    thinkpad boot screen.

    I powered it down and since then am unable to power it up again.
    (no reaction pressing the power button, no matter what combination of battery i use)

    anyone got an idea? i'm clueless what to do now...
     
  3. Singtoh

    Singtoh Newbie

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    Check out the posts on page 59. I dit it just as stated in my posts and it went straight thru with no problems. Hope this helps you.

    Cheers,

    Singtoh
     
  4. Helveticus

    Helveticus Newbie

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    Hello

    I have a T61p and I have four questions. I hope you can help me.

    1. I've heard that the middleton bios have an virus inside, something like dos.junkie. Is this true?

    2. Is the newest middleton bios recommended and does it also enable SATAII on T61p?

    3. What's the difference between zender and middleton bios or which one is better?

    4. With the bios mod one loose the guarantee, but how is it handled in practice by lenovo that means do they check it? Has somebody experience with it? Before sending the notebook to lenovo for repairing it, one could flash the bios with the official bios from lenovo but It could be the case that the notebook is in a way damaged that a flashing is no more possible.
     
  5. Singtoh

    Singtoh Newbie

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    Helloo All,

    Just read a comment posted by Helvectius about a virus in the modded bios 2.27-2.08 and I would like to confirm that my antivirus clamav, runing on ubuntu/linux has indeed picked it out of that file. I was wondering if others can confrim this as well and also what effect it will have if any??? I quarentined the file and just for grins downloaded the bios again from page 8, and scanned it again and sure enough clamav flagged it again as infected with DOS.junkie-1. Any comments or ideas, maybe another bios update to re-flash and hopefully get rid of this virus??? Not sure how this virus works other than it sticks itself into the MBR. Can anyone offer some advice on this one?? On a higher note, middletons modded bios is working on my machine with no problems, just a bit of a worry with this virus??? Pleas advise and thanks in advance for any comments or advice :)

    Cheers,

    Singtoh
     
  6. middleton

    middleton Notebook Consultant

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    Oh my God! Guys, why don't you use search before posting here? Just type in Google:

    DOS.junkie-1 site:http://forum.notebookreview.com/lenovo-ibm/459591-t61-x61-sata-ii-1-5-gb-s-cap-willing-pay-solution
     
  7. eyeland

    eyeland Notebook Guru

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  8. Helveticus

    Helveticus Newbie

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    Sorry middleton. Can you quickly look at my other questions?

    1. Is the newest middleton bios recommended and does it also enable SATAII on T61p?

    2. With the bios mod one loose the guarantee, but how is it handled in practice by lenovo that means do they check it? Has somebody experience with it? Before sending the notebook to lenovo for repairing it, one could flash the bios with the official bios from lenovo but It could be the case that the notebook is in a way damaged that a flashing is no more possible.
     
  9. middleton

    middleton Notebook Consultant

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    If you mean the patch based on the latest 1.29-1.08 BIOS (see here), then it's on beta testing at the moment. There are messages in this thread about some issues with the patches based on the latest official BIOS. So I decided to extend the test period before new patches will replace the old ones and become recommended.

    You can use either old stable 1.27-1.08 version (see here) or the new 1.29-1.08 version. It's up to you. All of them enable the full SATA-II speed.

    Don't know what to answer. I've never had a lenovo notebook. You'd better ask real owners in this thread. Anyway you use the patched BIOS at your own risk because my BIOS mods are unofficial. Read disclaimer on page 8.
     
  10. Singtoh

    Singtoh Newbie

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    Thanks for the link Middleton and for clearing this up. Sorry, didn't mean to offend anyone, just wanted to make sure of things. My google searches didn't show me that link, or I missed it. Anyway all is good and thanks again.

    Cheers,

    Singtoh
     
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