[PLUG-TALK] Lenovo ThinkPad X200 disk drive question

wes plug at the-wes.com
Thu Dec 26 17:49:51 PST 2019


On Thu, Dec 26, 2019 at 4:57 PM Rich Shepard <rshepard at appl-ecosys.com>
wrote:

> On Thu, 26 Dec 2019, wes wrote:
>
> > The SSD you ordered is probably the same size and shape as the mechanical
> > drive*.
>
> Wes,
>
> The ThinkPad manual shows rubber pads on each long side of the default HDD.
> Lenovo also sold the X200 (and other X models) with SSDs installed and they
> have a frame instead.
>
>
The rubber pads will work just fine on the SSD as well.

> The adapter it refers to could be meant either for all drives to be used
> > in that bay, ... it's hard to say without seeing the actual text you're
> > referring to.
>
> Here you go:
>
> <
> http://www.fileconvoy.com/dfl.php?id=g42691324bd3b362d1000216827c5f4dc5f5ff708c8
> >
>
> Page 39.
>

If you look in the parts list, find the part numbers for all of the SSD
options listed, and then look up those part numbers, you'll find that they
are mostly 1.8" drives. This is why they refer to a "storage converter" -
it is used to hold the 1.8" drive in the space intended for a 2.5" drive.
Now that we have 2.5" SSDs, this no longer applies.

See for example:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/264146062295


> > *HDD is an ambiguous term;
>
> Apparently not for most of us. :-) It refers to a mechanical drive with
> magnetic platters that spin, afaik.
>
>
I will attempt to constrain my consternation at this contamination of
communication.

-wes
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