[ltp] ssd for X220
Fri, 21 Dec 2012 13:09:10 -0800
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Theodore Ts'o wrote, On 2012-12-21 10:17:
> The trick is to make sure you use a 7mm hard drive. I'm using a
> Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500, which is a 5400rpm, 500G drive, which is
> available for around $60. The reason why I'm using the older 5400rpm
> drive is because I care more about battery lifetime than performance
> --- 80G is plenty of room for the stuff that requires low latency
> access, which in my case is my system binaries, my home directory, and
> my source trees. I keep my A/V media files, build trees with the
> object files, and less frequently used bulk data on the 5400pm HDD.
There's also this list which isn't updated anymore, but I'm sure there's
info in the thread, somewhere...
Some of the 9.5mm tricks include removing pieces of the drives, the
mother board wedge thing I spoke about, and dremeling out the "teeth"
that are at the entrance of the drive bay.
Pick a drive that has quiet and fast spin up, becuase that's the most
obnoxious thing about this setup.
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