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Old April 11, 2008, 08:58 PM
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Default looks like a higher capacity/faster drive is a viable option

Reviewing the IBM specs and options (as they have defined the acceptable parameters through the 440BX chipset) - this guide indicates:

Hard-disk drive
T20
6.0 GB, 2.5-inch, IDE interface
12.0 GB, 2.5-inch, IDE interface
18.0 GB, 2.5-inch, IDE interface
20.0 GB, 2.5-inch, IDE interface
T21, T22
10.0 GB, 2.5-inch, IDE interface
20.0 GB, 2.5-inch, IDE interface
32.0 GB, 2.5-inch, IDE interface
T23
15.0 GB, 2.5-inch, IDE interface
20.0 GB, 2.5-inch, IDE interface
30.0 GB, 2.5-inch, IDE interface
40.0 GB, 2.5-inch, IDE interface
48.0 GB, 2.5-inch, IDE interface
60.0 GB, 2.5-inch, IDE interface


The T21 & T22 have the 440BX chipset.
The T23 has the Intel 830MP System Chipset

Search/review/post to this forum for responses from many experienced users. For example I've come across this statement here :

I have a T20 and it recognizes 40gb & 80gb Hitachi HDDs alright. I have not tested it with a Seagate, but I think it should work.

and here :

> what's the Max size that can be fitted.
1. Virtually all current drives will work. (Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006)

Hardware removal and installation - ThinkPad T20, T21, T22, T23

There is also much talk about noticeable performance boosts using 7200RPM drives.
2.5" drives can vary in thickness - be sure the drive bay can accommodate the size you choose.

Last edited by bushwhacker; April 11, 2008 at 09:03 PM.
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