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X230 m sata upgrade and keep hdd?

Q: X230 m sata upgrade and keep hdd?

Hi everybody, I just bought my first IBM (Lenovo) Laptop and I am in love with it! I would liek to upgrade to storage asap and from what I understood, users recommend installing a M Sata SSD. Is it possible to not only install a SSD but also keep the HDD? And would this M sata ssd be compatible with the x230? https://www.kingston.com/eN/ssd/system-builder/sms200s3Thanks in advance!

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A: X230 m sata upgrade and keep hdd?

Yes, you can use SSD and HDD at the same time. Regarding mSATA SSD, many people advised to buy Samsung 850 EVO. Personally, I've tested SATA3 version and it's really good.

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 Hi everyone, I have a question about the RAM in the x230. I bought the base 4gb of RAM with the intention of upgrading it myself later. The stock RAM inside is a Samsung model with this serial: m471b5273dh0-cko However, I cannot find this model RAM to put in another identical stick into the open slot. The closest model available is: http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/memory-storage/MV-3T4G3/US Do you think these two sticks would be compatible? Did anyone else try a different type/model/amount of RAM? My gut feeling is that 8Gb of RAM would be great, and that 16Gb would be overkill. The other option is just to shell out a few more bucks and buy two pieces of matching RAM. I am considering Cruicals and Cosair Vengence RAM. Let me know what you guys think, Thanks, Jah

A:x230 RAM upgrade

hi. if you were to order from Lenovo: http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?...you'd probably get Samsung, Hynix or Nanya, from my experience. most recently, i got Hynix. price may be higher than other places, though. from what i've read, Crucial is good quality, but Corsair may be hit or miss. cheers.

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Hey Hi,  I am planning to upgrade my Thinkpad X230s memory to 8GB. I have few questions, it would be a great help if someone can help me.1) Is it better to use 2x4GB configuration or 1x8GB? What are the advantages? (Does Thinkpad X230 support dual channel configuration?)2) CPU-Z shows that my current RAM is running at 1.5 V. Can I put two 4GB RAM running at 1.35V? (Does Thinkpad X230 support DDR3L type memory?)3) What would happen if I use two RAM having different CAS latency? Thanks in advance.

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Hi all, I am fairly new to owning a laptop (always had a desktop) and having an issue upgrading to windows 10. I have read that the x230 supports windows 10, but when I use the windows 10 upgrade assistant to try and upgrade I am greeted by a message saying the display does not support windows 10 and to contact the manufacturer. I have searched for an answer online and I suspect I am missing drivers or something along those lines? I am currently running windows 7 pro. Thanks a lot. Dan

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My Box config

AMD athlon 64bit 2800+

ASUS K8-VX Mother board

want to upgrade to 500 gigs or if possible to 1tb Sata HDD

Problem is
1) Mother board is old done almost 3 years
2) I don't know what version of SATA will be supported
Please advise

Thanks in advance for your answers


A:Need to upgrade to SATA Not sure if it is sata or sata II which my mobo supports


I don't know why, but everytime I go to asus, they're hving site maintenance
Anyway see if you can click on Specifications there

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Helloi have issue with X230 after upgrade to Windows 10 the issue is after the laptop loadup and enter desktop the screen begin fliker and Explorer crash and restart himself i tryed the fixes that i found by Lenovo but that didn't work it not flicker any more but when you try to open my computer or file exploer it crash the exploere with out any error i updated the laptop before Upgrade to Windows 10 by runing Lenovo system upddate tool for now it happen on 2 Users Laptops I am looking for help  thank you

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The upgarde test says Windows 10 will not run on this PC.CPU, Memory & Disk space are ok.It claims "The display is not compatible with Windows 10" I have updated dosplay drivers. Any suggestions......  

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Hello, A costomer gave us the laptop  because he got a blue screen after the windows 10 upgrade.We found that the bios was outdated and wanted to upgrade the bios. with the .exe from the website. the program says it cannot find the bios.and the .iso does not work from startup. It just jams.the serie number for the laptop is: PK1N5CE please help.

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 hi,i just wanna know if i can to install normal ssd drive and msata card drive in my x230 laptop Many Thanks 

A:x220 and x230 , can i install normal ssd drive and msata card drive in my x230


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Apologies if this is reprising and earlier question on this topic. I have recently acquired an old-ish second-hand ThinkPad X230 [2325SWK build with a G2ET91WW (2.51) BIOS], accompanied by a ThinkPad UltraBase Series 3 docking station [P/N 0B67692] which has an empty 2" bay.I need advice on the following issues:1    The X230 currently has an SSD installed [Samsung 128GB MZ7TD128HAFV-000L1] which will not be large enough for the programs and program data that I have planned to install.  I would like to upgrade to a 1 1TB SSD, and I propose to clone the contents of the existing 128 GB drive to a 1 TB Samsung 850 Evo [MZ-75E1T0B].  Are there any SATA or other firmware issues that I should be aware of before acquiring the 1 TB drive, arranging for its cloning and for the replacement of the current 128 GB drive?2    I would like to populate the empty 2" bay on the UltraBase Series 3 docking station with an HDD, and the model I have in mind is a 2 TB Seagate BarraCuda Hard Drive [ST2000LM015].  Again, I'd like to know if there are any hardware, firmware or other issues before acquisition and installation.I'd be grateful for any help on either of these two issues in an Australian context.

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I have an X230 i5 processor with a 1 TB SSD and I recently picked up a X230 with a i7 processor and a much smaller hard disk.  Can I just swap my big SSD into the new X230 (moving that version of Windows 7 Pro) and then install the smaller hard disk (with its version of Windows 7 Pro) into the i5 machine. (Will be swapping the memory so the i7 has the 16 GB and the i5 has 8 GB).  I know that if they were completely different computers this would not work, but since both are X230 will it work?  I'd rather not have to restall all the programs if I can avoid it!

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Hello, I have a nForce 3 motherboard with built in SATA, i was wondering weather i could simply buy a SATA drive and install it within windows without having to start right from the begining with a fresh install.

I currently have a 20gb and 80gb on IDE and was wondering if i could simply just add a SATA drive to my system as storage (not OS drive).



A:Do you need to install sata during windows install? can i upgrade my pc with sata?

The simple answer-yes.The detailed answer- http://forums.pcworld.co.nz/archive/index.php/t-44095.html (ignore the bit a about drivers on floppies)

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Obvious reliability due to lack of moving parts argument aside, how much of a realistic performance gain (read/write speeds) can I expect by replacing my notebook's 7200 RPM HDD with a SSD? Keep in mind I'm talking SATA II controller not SATA III.

A:Upgrade to SSD? (SATA II)

Even on sata2 you'll be looking at 250-300Mbps read/write speed. So a giant improvement.

its a worth while investment, and you've the bonus of being able to shove your laptops current drive in a caddy and have a portable HHD

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Hi to all, I need to upgrade my laptop with a ssd, as manual say, the mobo have a M.2 sata slot.The question is: this slot is enable to accept a 850evo M.2 sata by Samsung? If not, obviously, i'll buy a "normal" 2.5 sata SSD. Someone could direct me in right direction? Many thanks to all.CloddeItaly  

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Hi Acerists,Just bought my ACER r5 471t, very happy with it  but I thing 128 memory is not enought for this beast.now it has toshiba THNSNJ128G8NY m2sata drive. Can I add second drive? or have to change exsisting? sorry if post doubles but no time now for big searching.

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Just got a 240GB SSD and i'm looking to take an image of the HDD to the SSD