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

    228 vote(s)
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  2. NO

    92 vote(s)
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  1. erikgoranzon

    erikgoranzon Newbie

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  2. YumeD

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    Dear Middleton,

    I flashed my T61(6458-CTO) with your 2.29/1.08 BIOS and nearly everything works fine, except that i must tape my Ericsson F3507g pin 20 down, to get it recognized under misc. opsystems(Ubuntu 11.10, win7x64). HW switch does not works with it(altrough it works with my Intel Wifi-Link 1000 in wlan slot, that's originally not on the "factory whitelist").
    Searched throu' the forum, i found some similar problems(another user with a Gobi2000 card), looks like the bios skips the whitelist checks, but still disables the WWAN unathorized cards. Already tried to add the cards VID/PID to bios(into bioscode5.rom, replacing the supported Sierra Wireless 8775), but still no luck :(
    Any idea? I can help you with the debugging, if you think.
     
  3. luckymouse

    luckymouse Newbie

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    Hi Middleton,
    Thank you for such a cool bios!
    I just want to know if I can install Intel 6300 wifi card on my x61t laptop with your latest bios?
    thank you in advance!!!
     
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  4. middleton

    middleton Notebook Consultant

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    YumeD
    Try to ask here. I can't support this thread anymore.

    luckymouse
    In theory, Intel 6300 wifi should work fine with the modded BIOS.
     
  5. eyeland

    eyeland Notebook Guru

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    Just noticed that a new T61 bios was released recently - highly unexpected :)
    Anyone tried it?
     
  6. PatchySan

    PatchySan Om Noms Kit Kat

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    I don't see how useful it is as it mentions...

    Even though the T61 uses an integrated SoundMax audio chip instead. :s
     
  7. eyeland

    eyeland Notebook Guru

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    I agree, just thought that there could be changes that weren't mentioned :)
     
  8. junkrig

    junkrig Newbie

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    Thanks middleton! Just installed your bios on my thinkpad x61 tablet. Ran the CD version using the ultrabay drive. Only thing I had to do was disable security in the bios to get it to run. Holy wow. Read times went from average of 36 mb/s with my oem drive to 273 mb/s with my new sataIII samsung ssd.

    I'm running the ubuntu 12.04 beta and from the time I hit the power button to desktop is 15 seconds, without any additional software tweaks. Very nice. Thanks!
     
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    pipapaule Newbie

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    Hey, first of all, thanks for making this BIOS! I got one question. I flashed my X300 today using a CD. I guess everything went smooth (said flashing 'done' etc, long beep yada yada yada). Now how do i see if everything is in order?

    The numbers in my BIOS havent changed. So is the BIOS sucessfully flashed, or did i miss anything?

    (before and after flash)
    BIOS Version 1.10 (7TET36WW)
    Embedded COntroller Version 1.01

    Greetings
    Paul
     
  10. luffliffloaf

    luffliffloaf Newbie

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    Most Thinkpad X61 tablets are 1024x768, but they made a few that are 1400x1050 SXGA+.

    There is a Middleton bios for "X61/X61s SXGA+" and a Middleton bios for "X61 Tablet"

    I have an X61 that is both a tablet *and* is SXGA+. Which bios do I use?

    I don't want to use the wrong bios!

    Also, is it best to flash from the CD drive in the Ultrabay, or use a flash drive?

    I have no idea how to create a bootable flash bios usb drive under Ubuntu... Is it hard?

    Thanks

    PS how does the Middleton donation system work?
     
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