[ltp] SSD for X200 Tablet

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Mon, 26 Aug 2013 11:28:58 -0300

On Mon, 26 Aug 2013, Kai Weber wrote:
> ❦ Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@hmh.eng.br>:
> > Except when it has Lenovo firmware.  Avoid Lenovo-issued Intel SSDs like the
> > plague.
> > [...]
> > Intel-issued Intel SSDs work just fine, though.
> I have no idea how to make sure to get a "Intel-issued SSD" when buying a new
> laptop (and I am about to buy a new T430s).
> Any recommendations?

When you select a SSD in Lenovo's shop, you could try to get a size that
Intel doesn't have.

One thing that will work for sure is to customize your thinkpad in the
webshop, print the full configuration, but don't buy it there. Phone Lenovo,
talk it over with them and order an adjusted configuration by phone.  They
often have some extra options over the phone that are not available in the
web shop, and they should be quite able to get you a non-intel SSD
(the Samsung's they're selling are good).

Or buy the SSD from anyone else than Lenovo.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh