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ThinkPad T540p Hard Drive Type.

Q: ThinkPad T540p Hard Drive Type.

Dear all, I have simple question , will the ThinkPad 540p have Western Digital HDD as its primary HDD or someone else before me change the HDD , and if possible any method to check this issuse.

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A: ThinkPad T540p Hard Drive Type.

Hi saherboy,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.

You can use Lenovo Parts Lookup to check the configured parts for your system and also for ThinkPad T540p 1TB and 500GB variants of WD are available according to OEM parts list.

I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!

Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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Hi, A question or two for anyone that has the t540p. I have an SSD purchased for my t510 still and had intended to swap it over. Unfortunately I have met with immediate resistance from the machine itself. Following the instructions on the Lenovo site: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/pd029705 it suggests you: unscrew the back, remove a single screw inside and then slip the old drive out. Suffice to say that although the screws remove easily, the drive itself remains firmly in place. To my questions: has anyone successfully removed a HDD from a t540p? Did you have to apply much pressure to dislodge the drive? Does the piece of black plastic that surrounds the sides of the drive remove with the drive? Please can I see any photos/video of you removing the drive so I can check how you do it? The HDD is covered in a silver sliver, it looks as though there are two extra pieces of silver film covering maybe two screw holes, is the drive actually screwed in with more than the one screw suggested on the Lenovo site? Many thanks to anyone that can assist,Tom













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A:t540p hard drive replace

The plastic sleeve has four nibs that are pressed into the four screw holes on the side of the drive.  That's how it is attached to the drive.  The "silver film" is actually a metal tape.  It's sticky, but removable.  Once you've removed the screw, just lift up on the tab where the screw fastened the drive holder to the base.  With the screw out, the only thing holding the drive to the board is the SATA/power connector on the drive.  Lift by the tab, then pull the whole assembly away from the board. Peel the tape of gently--it will come off--so that you can put it back on the new drive.  The plastic holder pops off, one nib at a time.  Reverse your steps to install the new drive. 

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Hi to everyone. At work I have Lenovo ThinkPad T540p (Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200M, 8 GB DDR3, SanDisk Ultra II 480GB SSD). Yesterday I heard very short "cracking sound", coming from upper right corner where power button is located, while I was restarting laptop. Unfortunately the same sound can be heard when I am turning on my laptop or even after signing out/signing in. Today I heard it having put my USB stick in USB slot. This morning I updated all my drivers via Lenovo support site and even BIOS was flashed too but to no avail. Laptop is functioning very, very well but this sound is so annoying thereby solving this problem would be great news. Can someone help me? Thank you in advance for your help ...

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I had put my laptop in my bag thinking it was on sleep, but it wasn't. When I pulled it up several hours later, it was a little warm and the fan was running but the screen was black. I turned it off on the power button and tried to turn it on again. The keyboard light appeared and the fan started, but only black screen, and the computer gave 4x4 beeps. Then nothing. Tried to turn on and off again and again with the same result. Forth time or so the beeping stopped. Tried to connect to an external display but no signal was passed so it wasn't "just" the laptop. Tried to remove power cable and battery and hold down the power button for 30 secs, which some have reported to solve similar problems. Tried this multiple times with no luck. Then I screwed free the lid inot the RAM and Harddrive on hte back of the laptop. I took my two RAM blocks out and put them back in. I took my Harddrive out and put it back in. After this the computer started normally. I am so relieved and wanted to pass this on so it might help others with a similar problem.

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Hi, I am very very satisfied how my business laptop T540p works (fingers crossed ). Just to be sure I want to ask whether it is normal to see battery status: 98% available (plugged in, not charging). Thx in advance.

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No temperature issues, on ac power. Windows fully patched.Any ideas?

A:Thinkpad T540p Randomly Restarting

Look in the event log.  Run a memory test

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Hi, I have a 3 year old (ish) T540p which all of a sudden is giving me this message when the ac power adapter is plugged in.  I have two adapters as I have the docking station also which I normally use and neither of these adapters are working.  I have read some posts on here and tried all of the suggested actions to rectify this but none seem to be working for some reason. Funnily enough in the Lenovo Vantage application I tried to do the battery gauge reset and as soon as i set that off the laptop started to charge and got up to 100%, i left it for a good couple of hours and didn't seem to move on to the next part in the cycle which is to drain the battery so I cancelled it.  I thought that the fact that it had started to charge might have reset something but alas I'm back in the same position where I'm getting the plugged in but not charging message. I've recently updated to Windows 10 but the chargers have worked fine since, now for some reason they are not. Can anybody give me any help troubleshooting to try and sort the problem out.  Is it likely to be the battery which needs replacing or is there someting else that it could be perhaps? Thanks.

A:T540p Thinkpad plugged in but not charging

What about your battery threshold settings? When you're doing battery calibration (gauge reset), it's a common thing that your inducator stucks at some percentage of charging and discharging. I suggest you to turn off any threshold you set, turn off the machine, turn it on with no battery, then turn it off and re-set the battery.What about discharging? Is it normal? Try to discharge it to below 50% and then plug the charger.





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Hi to everyone. At work I have Lenovo ThinkPad T540p (Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200M, 8 GB DDR3, SanDisk Ultra II 480GB SSD). Yesterday I heard very short "cracking sound", coming from upper right corner where power button is located, while I was restarting laptop. Unfortunately the same sound can be heard when I am turning on my laptop or even after signing out/signing in. Today I heard it having put my USB stick in USB slot. This morning I updated all my drivers via Lenovo support site and even BIOS was flashed too but to no avail. Laptop is functioning very, very well but this sound is so annoying thereby solving this problem would be great news. Can someone help me? Thank you in advance for your help ...

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 I have a ThinkPad T540P and decived to install some driver updates using the Lenovo System Update app.  After updating the highlighted list of drivers in the attached image I began having issues with the computer crashing when entering or waking from sleep.   Sometimes it appeared to crash while entering sleep it would hang with the red light still solid on the computer, but wouldn't respond.  Othertimes it would wake, but I would just get a black screen or a cursor.  Sometimes it even hands on restarting. Any suggestions what I can do here?

























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I had a thinkpad t540p model 20be004eus upgraded to windows 10. It seems that my laptop has wwan device (I can insert a sim card in the battery bay), however, I cannot get my laptop reconized the wwan. I already try these following: - Check spec of my wwan device noted here which it turned out to be EM7355- Downloaded EM7355 package from here.- Install the software, but it only add Sierra location sensor- Tried to add device manual and use source from the aboved download.- Windows did add the device which error 10, I then can update the device to newest version.- After that a network adaptor appeared on windows network, but always in disabled status (can NOT enable) Do any body know how to deal with this problem?













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A:Thinkpad T540p cannot recognized wwan device

HiAre you sure laptop has the wwan card em7355 installed? Sim card reader presence doesn't mean laptop has built-in wwan card and even wwan antennas. What's the laptop model code, MTM (Machine-Type-Model)? Is there unknown device in the Device Manager? What description does the device with error 10 have? The same question for network adapter.Note, em7355 doesn't have drivers for win10. The only chance wodem could work is to use OS drivers for modem in the MBIM mode.What's the network type (3G, LTE) and mobile broadband operator name are you trying to connect?

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Since I discovered my Thinkpad T540p has the standard display which is not that great for designing (colours look totally less true and in and escpecially on different angles) I was looking around for an IPS screen. Is it possible to just swap my screen for the IPS 3K version? 

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Just received a "Lenovo ThinkPad T540p 20BE" from a courier, and it?s dead. Power button not responding, and when plugging in the power supply, the power led blinks tree times. Tried another battery?

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I bought a ThinkPad 540p that comes with preloaded Windows 8.1. As I want to dual boot the machine I tried to select the Legacy Boot option in the BIOS/Startup tab, but I can't do anything as the option UEFI/Legacy Book is greyed out and locked in "UEFI Only". Below it there is an option called: -CSM Support that is also greyed out and selected as [No]. (below  these options there is a little note with an asterisk saying "Unselectable for Secure Boot"). How can I enable the UEFI/Legacy Boot option again in order to dual boot the computer? I want to be able to boot from USB or from the CD Drive.   Thank you very much for helping me out!     













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A:Unable to select UEFI/Legacy Boot in BIOS / Startup - ThinkPad T540p

Hello and welcome,
 
I'm not sure where it is in your BIOS (security tab maybe) but there should be an option to turn off secure boot.
 
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Hello. I have followed the directions as mentionned here: https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/gmuj26us.txt I started by trying to install it silently but it didn't work. Then I tried to install it manually and it worked correctly.I grabbed another T540P to try it silently again but the same issue is happening. Here is the content of the Winuptp.log:[2018/1/11 14:8:55]OS = Windows 10 64bitFlash module cannot be found. It obviously cannot see the flash EXE even though I made sure it was in the same folderfyi I am running %filepath%\WINUPTP64.EXE -s Any help would be appreciated.Thanks! 

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I bought a used IBM Thinkpad T20 Thinkpad Type 2647-92U from eBay for use this semester on campus. It is in great shape and has a recent edition of Windows XP but an older version of MS Office which does not boot properly.

This computer was a part of a network and keeps trying to connect to it each time Windows loads. It came with a LinkSys Wireless-G Notebook Adapter 2.4 GHz 802.11g card.

The CD is an official copy; clean and has no scratches or nicks. The DVD/CD-ROM will boot other CD's such as music CD's and DVD films and data discs with MS Word files etc on them.

Any help would be appreciated!

Yours,

Kyklopes
 

A:IBM Thinkpad T20 Thinkpad Type 2647-92U Won't Boot my MS Office 2005 CD

That T-20 is pretty long in the tooth. I suspect your optical drive either needs cleaning, or is worn beyond repair.
Did you try the CD in another drive as a double check?
 

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Hello,
I have a Dell Inspiron 15 N5050.
This unit was having high lag and memory utilization of 100% shown in task manager and resource monitor. Ran Dell Extended Troubleshooting. Results = Hard Drive error. Replace hard drive.
What are the Hard Drive specs for this unit.
This unit runs Win 7. How do I reinstall on new hard drive?
Thank you in advance for your help!

A:Inspiron N5050 Hard Drive Crashed. Drive type and OS Reinstall help

Any 2.5" SATA notebook drive will work that's 9.5 mm or slimmer.
Ideally you prepared a set of recovery media when you received the system -- if you did not, you will need to contact Dell to purchase that now.

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I was reading another post on the sister forum. I am trying to figure out what type of hard drive I have without opening up the computer. Bios reports it as an SATA device, Windows 7 reports it as an ATA device. I am trying to figure out if I have a SSD drive or hybrid hard drive.

If I do have a SSD, how many writes can it handle before it goes kaput?

A:How do you tell what type of hard drive that I have?

Follow this

System Info - See Your System Specs

Click on HD tab

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I have a compaq presario 5352 with a 8.46GB hard drive. The drive was partitioned into 2 sections. A third of the drive was used for a backup utility. The computer just seems slo....I have used a compaq tool and removed that partition to allow me more room. (knowing full well this only leaves me with the restore discs) My computer still seems sluggish. From information I have found online through compaq, one drive that could replace this is 5400rpm and 40GB. They want over 200 bucks for that drive....can't I buy one cheaper than that? I can't seem to obtain much more information on the current drive? A belarc readout says there is an intel 82801b bus master IDE controller. do you keep the same rpm speed? Are there other things that have to match what I now have?? Do I need to take a peek at the current drive and see if more information is on it?
What more do I need to know and what would you all recommend for this computer? I have more belarc specifics if they are needed
thanks
 

A:What Type Hard Drive Do I Buy?

You do not want a 5400rpm drive and you don't need to buy something for outrageously high price from HP.

Go buy the cheapest new IDE (non-SATA) drive from a computer store and it will be twice as fast as your current hard drive.

That said, most likely your speed problems are not caused by the hard disk. You should consider things like disabling unneeded programs, defragmenting the hard disk, buying more RAM..
 

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So recently my laptop has had a hard drive DST failure and juding how I dont have warranty, I need to buy a new hard drive. The problem is I dont know exactly what type I need so any help is greatly appreciated.

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Ok, so I've got the upgrade bug and want to get a larger capacity Hard Drive but I'm looking at the page with them on and looking at my System Properties and I'm confused.

My System Properties say:

Disk drives
--| GENERIC IDE DISK TYPE 47

...and then a bit further down:

Hard disk controllers
--| Intel(r) 82801 BA Ultra ATA storage controller
--| Primary IDE controller (duel fifo)
--| Secondary IDE controller (duel fifo)

Now I'm looking at a site which sells hard drives and they have:

IDE - 10GB - 120GB
IDE - 160GB & Over
IDE - Retail Boxed
Serial ATA - 10GB - 120GB
Serial ATA - 160GB & Over
Serial ATA - Retail Boxed

My question is do I buy an IDE hard drive or an ATA one?

Thanks
 

A:Which type of Hard Drive?

Actually they are all IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics), the serial are SATA IDE and parallel are PATA IDE to be precise. Naming systems have gone astray somewhat since Serial (SATA) recently came to the fore as new motherboards supported it.

Looks like you need the (PATA) type, commonly just referred to as IDE, your system does not appear to support Serial.

But I hope it reports as "Dual" FIFO, not "Duel" FIFO !

A duel is a fight. Don't want that in the PC...!
 

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I have an old pc (hp A409.uk) and need more hard drive room, i dont want to replace my old harddrive, but i dont know what type of hard drive i will need and if i can input a slave as i dont have the xp disks.. any help i will be thankful
cheers /Falce
 

A:What type of hard drive i will need?

First, call HP to see if they still have the discs for that model... the phone number is on the www.hp.com tech support site. If so, they will sell them to you for less than $23 to $30 including shipping...
If they don't have the discs any longer (they don't restock when they run out) you can buy an OEM version of Windows XP Home for $64 to $89, then download all the drivers you need from the HP site.
The rest is simple, although it is a pain to get the case apart if you have never done one before.
Then buy a Seagate with a five year warranty from www.tigerdirect.com, www.directron.com, or www.zipzoomfly.com where you can often get a 250 GB drive for under $100, or an 80 GB for $60 or less. Samsung, Fujitsu, and Western Digital are also good but with a lower warranty.
 

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I opened my computer and noted that the hard drive main connector is a small black half round connector with a small wire coming out of it, instead of the standard connector. Are these interchangable? There is only room for one hard drive so if I need to repleace what should I get?
 

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I'm buying a new HD. This is the one I want to get:

200 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 Plus ATA-100 7200RPM 8Mb 8.5ms OEM

The hard drive I just took out says ATA-133.

Can I put this one in my computer? How can I find out? Thanks a bunch.
 

A:Hard Drive type

If it fits, and it should since they are almost all the same size, it should be fine. You'll only have ATA-100 access speed, but the difference will be unnoticeable.
 

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I am using an older computer with an I D E hard drive . What type external adapter should I use for a external hard drive. I see SATA units listed but being a newbie I'm not sure what to use. I am guessing the newer computers use SATA.
 

A:XP pro external hard drive type?

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I want to back up files ,pictures using an extrnal hard drive. After researching this matter I'm now more confused. I know what size I want but not sure if I need a Sata or usb or what. Please explain what I need and the difference. Thanks.

Pepsi

A:What type of external hard drive do I need

eSATA will require that your computer has an eSATA port on it.
This is generally still a rather premium option and the majority of computers do not support it properly.

Many external drives support both eSATA and USB. I would suggest one of them if it's in your budget.

A quick check of your motherboard specs doesn't reveal support for eSATA. So you will want to stay away from any that connect only using that method.
I think if you look closely you will find many support both though, making it less of an issue.
eSATA IS FASTER, noticeably so. Without a proper port for it though, you're pretty much stuck using the USB.

If it says SATA, and not eSATA this is not the way it connects to the system but rather the type of hard drive inside. I don't think they even offer the older ide ones anymore so the vast majority will be SATA.

...I hope I'm not confusing you even more.

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Specs: 700m with additional 512mb of ram.

Problem:

Computer is so slow that it is unusable (10 min for startup/shutdown, 3 min for new folder creation), especially in opening and creating files, anything that remotely uses the hard drive.

Description:

The computer was running fine a few days ago, but just all of a sudden decided to run a dead crawl, so much so that the computer is unusable. Error messages constantly pop up saying, 'The instruction at "______" referenced memory at "______". The required data > was not placed into memory because of an I/O error status of "_______".' with multiple applications. Copying, creating new files, and even accessing files from the hard drive take on average of 3-5! min and every application that has to access the hard drive crashes with the above error message (such as streaming video, email client, etc). Startup and Shutdown take about 10! min to complete (compared to the 30 secs from before). If multiple applications are open, everything basically freezes for a few min (except for the cursor) because I think its trying to use the page file. The only thing that is strange is that, in Safe Mode, I can open "My Computer" and open folders as normal, access start menu, and use browsers at normal speed.

Well, I cleaned around a little (hd 10% free), ran virus scan, but it freezes on "compacting files" of defrag. I thought it might be memory failure so I took out the extra r... Read more

A:Is this a type of hard drive failure?

Welcome,

Could you tell us again what you tried with the memory.

And are all the fans running, including the one on the power supply?

Try for any updates to your video card also re install you video card driver

As if it works in safemode points to your video card slightly
 

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I want to buy a second internal hard drive. The primary one says it is an ATA/IDE. Will this one work in my system, eMachine, T2798, XP Pro?
Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 400GB UDMA/100 7200RPM 8MB IDE Hard Drive - ST3400832A-NDW-R

Will XXclone make an exact copy of the existing drive that is bootable with all the system and program files on it?

 

A:Solved: New hard drive, type?

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Hello, I have an old Dell Inspiron 1200 model number PP10S and it has an ATA IDE Hard Drive, It is an Hitachi Travelstar. It has the prongs, not a smooth 2 part connector that you just slide the pieces on like most hard drive readers have. Is there a hard drive reader out there that will read these type of hard drives? I can send a picture of the prongs if this doesn't make enough sense. I go cross eyed when I try counting them but it appears to be 23 prongs on the bottom row and 24 prongs on the top row. Thank You in advance if you can help me. I would really like to get all of my old documents and pictures off of the old hard drive since the computer no longer works.
 

A:Hard Drive Reader, What type do I need?

sounds like an IDE drive. You can purchase an IDE enclosure, take the HD out of hte pc, put it in the enclosure, it will read it like a usb drive. Then just copy over what you want.
 

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My hard drive was recently damaged and i need to know, what hard drive i shud use for my compaq presario M2000.. also, what is the difference between IDE and SATA?
 

A:Need to know wat type of hard drive to buy for my notebook

Look for your model or serial number go to www.hp.com type in your model and see what the type of HDD is uses or can handle. How old is it? Is it 3 years or less. You might be able to use 160GB or 80GB. Check on the HP site first.
 

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Hi, I just picked up a few computers at an auction. They are without hard drives. I was wondering how I determine what type of hard drive to put in. The one I'm working on now is a Compaq Presario 6415c1 with a AM37 mobo. A 60 or 80gb would be sufficient. I'm just not sure about compatibility.
For future reference how do you determine what type of hard drive to use?
 

A:What type of Hard Drive should I install?

looks like they originaly had 40 gig (ide) http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...713&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=240127&lang=en
heres how to replace drives

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...c=us&dlc=en&product=240127&rule=30587&lang=en
 

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I believe I need a new hard drive for my computer. What hard drive would work best for my laptop?Any help would be much appreciated.

A:What type of hard drive should I buy for my laptop?

You can install any 2.5 inch wide 7mm or 9.5 mm thick SATA laptop form factor hard drive. They are interchangeable, industry standard, generic. You could also install a hybrid or solid state drive for better and way, way better performance, respectively. The only limit is your budget. The 2000 series is fully user-accessible for hard drive replacement and it is well within the capability of the end user to do so. Software migration/reinstall can be a bit of a problem but we have helped many, many people through that. Where do you live (country)? Post back with what I am sure are additional questions. We can find you a video tutorial, a replacement drive and a manual if needed. 

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I've decided I have to buy a new hard drive for my computer. What hard drive exactly would work best for my laptop?Any help would be much appreciated.

A:What type of hard drive should I buy for my computer?

Hello KB43021,  Storage Support for 32-GB embedded MultiMedia Controller (eMMC) version 5.0 Everything is soldered to the motherboard....the CPU, RAM and hdd all three so the only way to upgrade would be to replace the motherboard which will cost more than the computer did. Nothing is end-user serviceable...it is a closed system.  Go through this Guide : http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04491261 Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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Hello,

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad X301 with 48-gig hard drive that is insufficient for my needs. Lenovo says that it has a part that would allow me to increase the size of the hard drive but that it is difficult to install.

This is the part: 43N3406. This would replace the current hard drive and cost per $380.

If I am going to open up the ThinkPad I would also like to increase the RAM, which is now 3 gig.

My questions are, how difficult would it be to install the hard drive? Would it be better to get an external hard drive, which would mean carrying around another part? Do you have any general instructions if you think it can be done?

Thanks.
 

A:need more hard drive for a ThinkPad

i would not be spending $380 on a harddrive
and if you are running a 32bit operating system it wont use much more than 3GB of memory anyway
 

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I just switched the hard drive in my thinkpad laptop, thinking that the bootable recovery disc would boot up... but it didn't. The screen comes up for other settings, but I don't know what I need to do, no instructions. Anyone know where I could find some?
Thanks.
Debby
 

A:New Hard drive in Thinkpad

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I just bought a new Thinkpad P71 which came with 2 drives: - 1TB SSD PCIe TLC OPAL2- 500GB 7200rpm HDD I'm looking to replace the 500GB with a SSD drive. Would the following SSD be a good option, or would you recommend another SSD? https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B078211KBB Thanks!

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I have a old Thinkpad 600 laptop which is in good working order. It has a 3.1 GB hard drive. I want to put a larger one in. How would I find out the maximum GBs that would work in it? Thank you.
 

A:Thinkpad Hard Drive

Contact IBM.
 

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I've been having issues with bad sectors on my hdd, and have been putting off getting a replacement. After a couple of near-misses, I'm finally getting around to replacing it.

I'm having issues figuring out what type of drive I need. It's marked ATA/IDE, which by my understanding might mean any number of different standards.

I've posted pics below of the info label on the HDD, as well as the male and female connections on the HDD and my laptop. My computer's an acer TravelMate 4222WLMi if that's helpful at all.

Any help's greatly appreciated.


 

A:Solved: Need replacement hard drive -- what type?

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Hi,
We have a Dell Inspirion 531 and I need to know what kind of hard drives it has, without opening the case, if possible.
Where can I look? In the system info, or device manager to see what type hard drives it has? I guess I'm looking for SATA vs. PATA ( IDE? )?
This is a Windows Vista Home Premium machine.
Thanks
 

A:Solved: How To Determine Hard Drive Type

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Hi Guys,

I'm currently at work and one of my family members called me telling me her machine is not booting. I work in IT and her computer is a HP pavillion 503n... I would like to setup a hard drive here for, the thing is i do not know which type of hard drive this machine suuports example IDE, SCSI, SATA....if anyone can let me know or a link would be greatly appreciated..Hp Pavilion 503n.

Thanks.
 

A:Hp pavillion 503N hard drive type...

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Hi All,

I have an old Thinkpad R31. The screen no longer works but I believe the hard drive is in working order. I've bought a new Thinkpad R52.

Can I make the hard drive from my old Thinkpad an additional external drive to my new Thinkpad, so that I can access the old files? If so, how do I do it? Is there some external drive container I can buy and just plug in the old drive??

Any advice on this would be very much appreciated as there are some vital old files on my old machine that I really need to recover.

Many Thanks
 

A:Can I access the Hard Drive in my old Thinkpad?

That should not present a problem Journo have a look here.
You can see it's powered by USB which was my main concern.
 

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My Thinkpad L450 came with a 500GB drive (Seagate I think). The OS was Win7 pro which I upgraded to Win10 pro. I would like to upgrade the HD to a much larger capacity (not really care about performance, so not considering SSD). From the document for L450, it supports 500GB to 1TB HD. I want to know whether I can replace the original 500GB HD with a 2TB HD (same speed, 7200rpm). Thanks in advance.Sorcerer

A:Hard drive for Thinkpad L450

Hi sorcererstone,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.As I understand that you have query regarding Hard drive upgrade for ThinkPad L450.
2TB should work fine IMO as a primary storage but still suggestion will be to order from vendor with good return policy. 
 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,

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My friend recently gave me a laptop of his that was having problems, telling me that I can have the computer if I can fix the problems with it. It is a Thinkpad, and I believe 8891 would be the model number, but I can't be certain. After looking into it, and speaking with a gentleman at Best Buy's Geek Squad, and searching the internet, we decided that the hard drive had been fried. I was getting a blue screen that said Unmountable Boot Volume. So I purchased a new hard drive for it. I am quite certain that it is the correct drive for it because I brought my old one into Best Buy the next day, and they helped me choose the one I needed for it. A WD Scorpio Blue. Model number WD2500BEVT. When I replaced the hard drive and put in the disc to reload the O.S. on it, I got to the first part of the blue screen that I was supposed to choose an option. After waiting a few minutes for it to read the computer or whatever it is doing at that point. The computer tells me that it doesn't recognize, or didn't find the hard drive. The new drive did not come with any disc to load this drive onto the computer. I am by no means a computer expert, but I have reloaded O.S. on my parents P.C. after it crashed, but never had these problems. But then again, I never had to replace the hard drive. I'm asking for any advise, because I don't feel like the money I would spend on this older (2005-ish) computer to take it in and have it worked on professionally would be worth... Read more

A:My Thinkpad Will Not Recognize New Hard Drive

What is the OS and the model of the drive?
What disk are you using to load the OS?
More paragraphs, please.
 

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I have two identical (except for user-added programs and files) ThinkPad T61s. One stopped working, so I pulled the hard drive from it and seated it into the second one. It booted right up, no problems whatsoever. I've interchanged the hard drives multiple times with no issues but feel it's only a matter of time before the constant switching damages one of the drives or the working laptop. I decided to purchase another ThinkPad to prevent that and found a T500 minus the hard drive. Given I could swap hard drives in and out on the T61, I stupidly assumed if I seated one of the T61 hard drives into the T500, it too would boot with no problem and I'd have two working ThinkPads once again. Unfortunately during the boot, the BSCD made an appearance. I ran System Repair but it could not fix the issue. I removed that drive and seated the second T61 hard drive into the T500 and the same thing happened.
 
The T61 and T500 are very close to identical, but I'm guessing that they use very different drivers. Hence the BSOD. I don't want to format the T61 drive, but prefer to be able to boot from the T61 hard drive with all the files and settings on it intact.
 
I thought perhaps I could download and install the T500 drivers onto the T61 hard drive, then try booting the T500 again. Or maybe download the drivers to a flash drive and install them through SETUP (F2 or F12) without the hard drive, then reseating the T61 hard drive and attempt booting from it again.
 
Another thi... Read more

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Dear Lenovo: I would like to clone the aging, impacted hard drive in my ThinkPad R60 9456CTO (80 GB, 5400 RPM) to a new, larger hard drive (1TB, 7200 RPM). [full system details below]I?ve read posts in the Lenovo forum as well as other sources but I have a couple questions to fill in gaps:Before I even think about going farther, the most basic question: will the 1TB, 7200 RPM hard drive work in this computer?Regarding the Security Chip and the Predesktop Area (PDA): There is a statement in another post* to the effect that disabling the PDA is not necessary in models later than, say, R52. Can I successfully clone this R60 hard drive without disabling the PDA, or should I still disable it?. * https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T61-and-prior-T-series/Cloning-Hard-Drive-Including-The-Predes...In the event that I do need to disable the PDA: I previously made one false start on cloning. I went into the BIOS set-up to disable the Security Chip and Predesktop Area as instructed in procedures for cloning that I?ve found in various sources. But stopped when I encountered the warning below in the Options area for the Predesktop, about the PDA being ?reclaimed? and ?overridden? [over-written?] by OS tools. I appreciate the warning, but I would like to know what actions/ events might cause that, and how to prevent it.  Thank you very much ?CMarkey System DetailsCOMPUTER: IBM / Lenovo ThinkPad R60, Type 9456CTO, S/N LV-AW630 07/01, with original hard dr... Read more

A:Cloning Hard Drive, ThinkPad R60

Rather than waiting for answers, I went ahead and tried it. Shirt answer: it worked. New 1TB 7200 HD running smoothly. Did NOT need to disable PDA. / CMarkey

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Red box appears which reads:

Hard drive not installed: If operating system not found, reinstall hard drive.
Hit any key to exit.

Then it reads: Operating System not found

WHAT? WHAT HAPPENED????The system worked fine yesterday

Any suggestions? Or did I fry the machine
 

A:IBM ThinkPad t-20- Hard drive not installed

So if you enter the BIOS setup it doesn't see the hard drive either?

Try finding the hard drive on the laptop and make sure its is securely connected. Try pulling it out and then putting it back in to reseat the connection. On IBM's this generally isn't too hard to do, just look for an access panel on the back, side, or bottom.
 

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