[ltp] SATA harddisk in ThinkPad T42
Fri, 25 Jun 2010 11:58:14 +0200
Am Freitag 25 Juni 2010 schrieb Martin Steigerwald:
> Thanks Henrique and Mark.
> Am Mittwoch 23 Juni 2010 schrieb Henrique de Moraes Holschuh:
> > On Tue, 22 Jun 2010, Martin Steigerwald wrote:
> > > http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Ultrabay_Slim_SATA_HDD_Adapter
> > >
> > > and that this one can be used in a ThinkPad T42 as well, if that
> > > "black plastic grommet at the back that restricts its use to the 60
> > > series ThinkPads" is removed.
> > Just get one for the T4x... BTW, it has a PATA-SATA bridge inside.
> Indeed, there are some on ebay that take a SATA drive.
> Anyway, I think I am going with this Western Digital WD3200BEVT 320 GB
> PATA drive, only thing is that I do not know whether it has IDLE
Hmmm, according to ThinkWiki  the Western Digital WD1600BEKT-00F3T0
with firmware 11.1A11 has parked (and hdparm reports UNLOAD capability) .
So there is a chance that those new drives have this capability too.
I might just buy one. 160 GB additional capacity is plenty and I can put
the 160 GB into my older ThinkPad T23. I do not know whether it has LBA
48, but Linux should be able to access the 160 GB just well, shouldn't it?
Martin 'Helios' Steigerwald - http://www.Lichtvoll.de
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