I’m using a T61 since 2007, that cost me 13000RMB(2000$). Though it still works fine after I insert a SSD inside, but the CPU fan started to make uncomfortable noises half year ago. I’m sensitive to noise, So, I purchased a ThinkPad X220 5 days ago. the machine is excellent except the 16:9 screen… whatever, my favorite red track point is there
The X220 come with a Seagate 350GB 7200rpm hard disk, almost silent when it works, but R/W performance can not match to my SSD of course *_*
I start to disassemble my new X220. I was shocked that the Seagate hard disk inside is so thin, it’s a 7mm hard disk! I never seen this model before. And in my memory, my Intel X25-M is in a standard size that fit for all laptops, 2.5’’. OMG…
I disassembled my T61 with despair. but after I pull it out, I found there’s a washer above the SSD. I tried to remove it. the thickness of SSD decreased to 7mm, seems nice hah, but the screw is too long to put back without the washer… finally I gave it , because there’s a rubber ring to encase entire SSD, protect against it fall to pieces.
After replaced with my SSD, here’s the windows 7 experience score . I can use it in the following 5 years at least~~