Archive for the ‘ThinkPad’ Category
Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2013/07/09
Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2013/04/11
Earlier this week, I posted abut ThinkPad W701: Win7 Ultimate x64 suddenly only saw 8GB RAM of 16GB (via: [H]ard|Forum).
One of the search results in my query indicated it would be possible to put 32GB in it.
That’s nice, as the official Lenovo ThinkPad W701 specs and Lenovo ThinkPad W701 2500 Overview & Specs – Laptops – CNET Reviews indicate it should max out with 16GB.
This Google search returns lots of results indicating people actually run it with 32GB RAM using 4x8GB memory modules:
Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2013/04/10
This recently happened to me, but not sure when it started:
My ThinkPad W701 had 16GB of RAM, and everything worked fine for about 2 years, but now the BIOS and Windows only saw 8GB of it.
The odd thing: SpeedFan would see 4 memory modules of 4 gigabyte each for a total of 16 gigabyte.
This solution helped:
the easiest (and most embarrassing) fix worked – just took out the new RAM sticks and re-seated them into different sockets instantly fixed the problem.
The steps I followed: Read the rest of this entry »
HDD market seems recovered, and WD introduced 4 TB 3.5 HDDs: when are 2.5 inch 12.5 mm 1.5+ TB drives coming?
Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2012/09/30
Last week this was in HDD news:
- Hard Drive Shipments Rebound to Record Level in 2012
- The introduction of WD RE SATA 4 TB drives and of WD RE SAS 4 TB drives.
I asked it before 6 months ago, and wonder: how long will it take for 12.5 mm 2.5 inch SATA HDDs to arrive on the market that have 1.5 TB or more capacity?
When are the 12.5mm 1.5 TB and 14.8mm 2 TB notebook drives coming? (via: Marvell 4Q 2012 – Hard Drives Coming Back, SSD Controller Sales Double – Storage Forums)
Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2012/03/09
Since about 9 months, 2.5 inch notebook drives ship that have 500 gigabyte platters.
With that technology, these drives ship:
- 1 platter of 500 gigabyte into the 7 mm thick Hitachy Travelstar Z7K500
- 2 platters of 500 gigabyte into the 9.5 mm thick 1 TB drive: Samsung M8 HN-M101MBB or Western Digital Scorpio Blue 1TB WD10JPVT (both compared at NotebookReview)
they easily could manufacture these configurations:
- 3 platters of 500 gigabyte into a 12.5 mm thick 1.5 TB drive
(the currently only available 1.5 TB notebook drive is 14.8 mm thick: Seagate ST1500LM003)
- 4 platters of 500 gigabyte into a 14.8 mm thick 2 TB drive
this one almost fits a MacBook (people buy an incase cover to make the MacBook even to fit the 14.8 mm thick drive)