Do you have any idea if e.g some process(es) are causing a high CPU-load? Try see this post
and download the two free (and very useful!) tools; the Sysinternals/Microsoft "Process Explorer" and "AutoRuns for Windows" and report back here.
Can you confirm that TRIM is enabled on your new SSD? If so, does disabling it cause any change? See this post
about how to check this (run "fsutil behavior set disabledeletenotify 1" with administrator rights, from an elevated command prompt). Also, note the other observations by Xenomorph
in the same post!
Furthermore, notice this post
My experience on T43 with SATA UltraBay and SSD CORSAIR Force 60 GB is more positive. System response and opening programs are very quick. Boot
, same thing of frankiepankie, 30 sec boot delay at the IBM splashscreen: next days i'll try to do some tests with a IDE HDD inserted.
is (probably) aiming at in the above post is based on how to use a very cheap, fast 2.5" SATA SSD (or a 2.5" SATA HDD) as the main boot drive in the T4x/p UltraBay, and WITHOUT
the 30 sec. boot-delay; that which is described in this post
where the following very interesting information is shared by TioFrancotirador
Question: Can this approx. 30 sec. boot-delay be completely avoided/circumvented if a (non-bootable) PATA HDD or SSD, or a "PATA SD card"? (any links to the latter??), is mounted in the main HDD drive bay?
Yes. I do not have 30s delay in boot. I have SSD in UltraBay with Win 7 as main boot. In main IDE drive, where previously I had regular PATA HDD drive, now I have small PATA SD Card reader with an old 1GB card inserted into it. Works great.Note:
TioFrancotirador is using a 2.5" Samsung 830 SATA 128 GB SSD in his T42 UltraBay caddy (and is using this as the main boot drive, running Windows 7).
Additionally, the thread ThinkPad T43 and Windows 8
(and especially this post
) should also be of your interest.... where...
I just wanted to say that I've been running a new SSD in my non-modded T43 for the past few days. So far, so good.
Notice that Xenomorph
is also posting in the thread New SSD opt. for T4x: mSATA-to-IDE adapter ST663FD9 *PICS*
- see especially this page
does not use the UltraBay to hold the (mSATA) SSD; the SSD is mounted in the internal HDD bay (with an adapter).
@ Think43p: What *specific* UltraBay caddy do you use; an original Lenovo part, or some e.g Chinese no-name knock-off?Bottom line
: All the above seems
to indicate to me that you ought
to have a good chance to get your new 2.5" SATA SSD Samsung 840 Pro to work in your T43p, without needing an expensive SATA-modification.
(PS: I just took the liberty of slightly modifying the title of this thread - to make it a bit more precisely descriptive).