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 Post subject: Z61 hdd upgrade
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:20 pm 
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I have a Z61m,9450-45U.I want to upgrade from a 80gb hdd to a 500gb hdd.Will it work.If not how big can i go?


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 Post subject: Re: Z61 hdd upgrade
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:43 pm 
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Any 2.5" SATA drive will work. The only limit is your budget.

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 Post subject: Re: Z61 hdd upgrade
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:53 pm 
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Thanks,but does the bios make any difference?


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 Post subject: Re: Z61 hdd upgrade
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:57 pm 
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No, any BIOS version should be OK.

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 Post subject: Re: Z61 hdd upgrade
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:21 am 
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Just be careful to buy a hard drive which is 9.5mm high, some are bigger (12.5mm) and won't fit!

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 Post subject: Re: Z61 hdd upgrade
PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:18 pm 
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Tasurinchi wrote:
Just be careful to buy a hard drive which is 9.5mm high, some are bigger (12.5mm) and won't fit!



I've been able to make the 12.5mm 1Tb drives work in a Z61p ultrabay caddy/2nd drive. Little bit tight, but works fine.

I haven't tried one of these in the Z61p primary drive slot(I use SSD there), but if you have any extra space at all, it might be worth a try.

Last 1T drive I picked up was ~$90; not bad...

I probably formatted/setup the drive on a W700/Win7 box, so I don't know if there are limitations formatting a 1T drive on older/XP systems.


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 Post subject: Re: Z61 hdd upgrade
PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:21 am 
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Thanks to everyone for your tips,i helps.I've decided to get a 500 or 320gb hdd.I have EZ upgrade kit,I also have Acronic True Image.What i want to do is put the new hdd (i haven't purchased yet) in the carrage that come with the kit plug it in the usb connection and clone laptop hdd to the new one,then swap them out.Will this work,and has anyone used this methed before (dumb question)? Staples store tech said this would not work.I would like to get the hdd today because tax free.some one,everyone help,it's my first time with this.


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 Post subject: Re: Z61 hdd upgrade
PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:33 am 
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liquid93 wrote:
What i want to do is put the new hdd (i haven't purchased yet) in the carrage that come with the kit plug it in the usb connection and clone laptop hdd to the new one,then swap them out.

Not likely to work. Put the new drive in the laptop hard drive bay and attach the old drive via USB. Use an Acronis boot CD and clone the old to the new ...


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 Post subject: Re: Z61 hdd upgrade
PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:50 pm 
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If you buy a Seagate or WD hard drive, they've got free versions True Image that are downloadable via their websites. The Seagate Momentus XT might be worth a look. It's a platter drive with a 4GB flash drive attached. It can speed boot times and commonly used applications.

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 Post subject: Re: Z61 hdd upgrade
PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:04 pm 
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Different thinkpad,this is a R61i (wifes).I was going to restore to facktory settings,thinkvantage botton then F11.This come on the screen, Line 1 of the INFFile\minint\txtsetup.Sip is invalid.setup cannot continue.press any key to exit.
Rescue and recovery is not listed in add remove programs.I have tried to download the latest version of RR but it wont let me.
How can i fix this mess?


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 Post subject: Re: Z61 hdd upgrade
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:53 am 
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liquid93 wrote:
I have tried to download the latest version of RR but it wont let me.
Say again?


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 Post subject: Re: Z61 hdd upgrade
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:44 am 
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@liquid93:
Just wondering, are you the same as, or in cahoots with dream1649?
viewtopic.php?f=31&t=98445
Exactly the same error message.
Exactly the same location (Jonesville, NC).
Coincidence???

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 Post subject: Re: Z61 hdd upgrade
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:15 am 
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