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I don't think you will be disappointed, the only downside you've alluded to above, is that this is not a lightweight laptop, but welcome to the club!So blindly following the sage advice of @AndyMH - I bit the bullet and bought this crapshoot instead for $245:
* Lenovo Thinkpad T430 Refurbished/Certified, i5-3320m (2.60 GHz, 3MB L3, 1600MHz FSB), Integrated Intel HD Graphics, 8GB SoDIMM DDR3 SDRAM, 128GB SSD, 14" 1366x768HD Anti-Glare Display, DVD/RW, WiFi, Mini-DisplayPort w/Audio, VGA, 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, 3.5mm HP/MIC, SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC Slot, 720p WebCam, Backlit Keyboard, Express Card 34mm, 6 Cell 2.6 Ah Battery, Windows 10 Pro 64-bit.
I also bought a Mini-DisplayPort to HDMI dongle to go with the laptop. It was $9 bucks. Fingers crossed - it'll work.
The monstrosity is supposed to be delivered next Thursday (two days), but where I live 2-Day delivery promises are not temporally reliable.
I'm concerned about the SSD that lives in the machine. Not only is it old, I read somewhere the mSATA port on the T430 is SATA-II but there is mention of a SATA port that's rated SATA-III (twice as fast I think?). I dunno.
Thinkwiki is pretty great.
Difference between 256GB and 512GB nowadays is just $20-30. For that small a premium, I think it's worth it to go with the larger drive.AndyMH wrote: ⤴Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:41 pmFrom the spec, I think your SSD will be in the HDD slot not mSATA. I wouldn't change it for its age, you can get away with 128G, but might be more comfortable with 256G (I only upgraded to 500G cos I wanted to play around with more distros in VMs). You can certainly live with 128G. If you change the SSD make sure that you get one that is 7mm thick, some are 9mm and won't fit.
Hmmm.... Well so much for the tamper-proof claim.rui no onna wrote: ⤴Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:32 amHardware flashing:
https://www.bios-mods.com/forum/Thread- ... 1#pid74571
Hmm, might that be SIM card and not uSD? Glad you're enjoying yourself.377Ohms wrote: ⤴Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:48 am6. QUESTION: I just noticed what looks like a uSD card sticking out from the battery compartment. It has a blue label sticking out of the card slot. What is this uSD card for? What is the blue label for? Here's a picture of the card still in the slot:
This is fun, so far...
Max memory is 16G, and I only upgraded to 16G because I had to do some heavy duty number crunching in excel (running win7 in a VM) and wanted to give win plenty of room, so allocated 8G to virtualbox when running win. But you probably need to replace both DIMMs on the basis you've probably got 2x4G. And I could set that upgrade off as a business expenseTwo new 16GB sticks will run at-least $150 alone
You've done what I did with a 1TB drive in the ultrabay, I don't bother to spin it down when not in use, given that I've had a couple of 2TB HDD running 24/7 in a NAS for well over a year without problem, I wouldn't worry about this.I'll just need to find a script or utility to spin the HDD down when it is not being used.
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# mount point for HDD in ultrabay, added 3 feb 18 UUID=5cdf25ee-93ed-41a0-96f5-31ff2f85862c /media/Ultrabay ext4 defaults,nofail 0 2
Oops, thanks for pointing out my mistake. I corrected the post: 16GB should read 8GB.Two new 16GB sticks will run at-least $150 alone