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How to update ThinkPad X220 with mSATA SSD

Discussion in 'Storage' started by christinekaze, May 13, 2011.

  1. christinekaze New Member

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    After I checked Renice X3 (SF1222) mSATA SSD User Review, I decided to buy Renice X3 mSATA 120GB to update my X220i, but now MyDigitalDiscount is out of stock. I contacted Renice and brought this SSD from b2cit.com. I attached detailed update process, hope it can give you some instruction if you have not update x220i before.
    RENICE 50mm mSATA
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    OK, let me take over the back side and disassemble the screws.
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    3、Turn back again and take out the keypad

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    Be carefully, Keyboard slip connect with blue connector, plug it out lightly!
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    Ok, Keyboard take it out.
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    Take over back again and start to disassemble screws in row.
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    Take out the back shelf.
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    OK, Now, we can start to replace the SSD.
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    Good. It rightly match with slot.
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    Assemble screws to fit the SSD.
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    Done. Assemble back the shelf

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    Assemble the keyboard back.
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    OK, assembled done. Switch on the PC, looking for disk....

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    Haha.. Find RENICE X3 in the BIOS
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    Install system now
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    System installed finished.
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    Evaluate the SSD score, amazed me again, 7.8 scores. As far as i know, the highest is 7.9.
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    At last, test it with CDM, 261MB/249MB, good results!
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