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 Post subject: KingSpec SSD into x41
PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:36 pm 
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My notes from successfully installing a Kingspec 128 GB 1.8” SSD into a standard x41, and installing Windows 7.1 Pro concurrently:

Came with wrong screws – IBM ones are quite short and have correct diameter. (No cage or bezel of course, if you aren’t transferring a cage you can buy one with correct screws from someone in HK/Taiwan, via eBay, I purchased a few from them.)

Be thorough about getting cage on correct orientation.
(Use old drive as sample, observe the connector in computer is offset to give room for jumper pins.
Use computer orientation so that new drive slides along slot as this SSD drive is thinner than Hitachi conventional)

The usual 2010 error, press ESC to proceed (can set BIOS to not pause but it will still notify with a beep), I’ve even seen that with a used 30GB Hitachi conventional drive.

Seems to work fine, certainly boots fast compared to conventional HD with same SW load, very fast scanning by ESET security suite.

(Note huge thread viewtopic.php?f=3&t=41568, I'm here starting a fresh one for SSD only.

(I’ll cover Windows 7 installation in a different thread.)


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