[ltp] Re: X301 SSD replacement

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Fri, 23 May 2014 14:11:01 -0300

On Fri, 23 May 2014, Paul Bolle wrote:
> On Fri, 2014-05-23 at 09:59 -0300, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> > On Thu, 22 May 2014, Stefan Monnier wrote:
> > > > Is there some BIOS restriction or blacklist that would limit my choices?
> > > > Or can I install any SSD with the right form factor and connectors?
> > > 
> > > AFAIK, in the Thinkpad world, BIOS restrictions on mass storage only
> > > ever existed on the T43.
> > 
> > Yeah, due to both the SATA-PATA bridge, which did dislike a few devices, and
> > the general unavailability at the time for the UNLOAD IMMEDIATE command
> > required by HDAPS and some of the ATA SECURITY SET commands used by the
> > BIOS.
> I'm too lazy to check thinkwiki.org, but the X41 had these BIOS
> restriction too, didn't it? (Or has, as mine still boots.)

I think one of the X-series did, but I never recall which X-series was
closest to the T43 (X41? X60?).   The R52 might also have something of the

  "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