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 Post subject: X1 SSD
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:40 pm 
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Anyone know what the form of the SSD is on the X1 Carbon? Is it replaceable? I need more than 256GB for everyday use.

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 Post subject: Re: X1 SSD
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:43 pm 
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awolfe63 wrote:
Is it replaceable?

Not without voiding the warranty.

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 Post subject: Re: X1 SSD
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:21 pm 
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Why is that? It it a warranty violation to open up an X1 Carbon? You can do quite a bit of surgery on most thinkpads without voiding the warranty.

Assuming I don't care about warranty - do we know the drive type? Is it a 7mm drive? Is it uSATA? proprietary?

Is an HMM out yet?

Also - anyone know why you can only get 8GB with an i5? The main spec sheet says as much.

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 Post subject: Re: X1 SSD
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:49 pm 
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awolfe63 wrote:
Why is that? It it a warranty violation to open up an X1 Carbon? You can do quite a bit of surgery on most thinkpads without voiding the warranty.

Assuming I don't care about warranty - do we know the drive type? Is it a 7mm drive? Is it uSATA? proprietary?

Is an HMM out yet?

Also - anyone know why you can only get 8GB with an i5? The main spec sheet says as much.


there are no CRUs, other than the power adapter afaik, for the x1c. therefore any mods will void the warranty.

from what material i've seen, the ssd is not 2.5" 7mm. it oesn't look like standard msata, either, but the pinouts might be the same. whether it's lenovo proprietary, i don't now.

haven't seen any hmm yet.

there is some speculation that the i7 model has less ram because of cooling concerns, but no one is confirming that yet.

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 Post subject: Re: X1 SSD
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:55 am 
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http://www.tomshardware.com/news/ThinkPad-X1-Carbon-Ultrabook-X100-MLC-NAND,17060.html

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 Post subject: Re: X1 SSD
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The Hardware Maintenance Manual for the X1 Carbon has been posted on the Lenovo website

http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/x1carbon_hmm_0b48811.pdf


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 Post subject: Re: X1 SSD
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The Notebookcheck review is out:

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Len ... 288.0.html

They've disassembled the machine and confirmed it's a proprietary SSD.


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 Post subject: Re: X1 SSD
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:15 am 
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awolfe63 wrote:
Anyone know what the form of the SSD is on the X1 Carbon? Is it replaceable? I need more than 256GB for everyday use.



Have you considered using the cloud? I used to keep my files on my laptop but after using Dropbox, it is no longer needed. All of my employees, no matter what platform, can access all of our office files in the field. It simply works great and is CHEAP! 256GB SSD on my X1 is going to be MORE than ample for the purpose I use the X1.

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 Post subject: Re: X1 SSD
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I work with confidential information that for legal reasons cannot be stored in the cloud - even with encryption. I could segregate out the other information and only keep the confidential stuff on an SSD (still encrypted) and get bye with 256G. I'm still thinking about it. My guess is that to get 4G and docking, I'll get a T430S instead and live with the extra pound. That also means I can use a large, FDE, SSD.

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