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ThinkPad Storage Options - Overview
Files and Drivers - ThinkPad SuperDisk (LS-240) UltraBay 2000 Drive

At a glance

The new ThinkPad storage options offer maximum storage capacity and flexibility for customers with increasing requirements for emerging technologies and new applications.

ThinkPad 15GB* and 30GB HDDS:

  • 2.5-inch form factor, 9.5 mm height
  • Enhanced IDE Interface with Ultra-DMA data transfer mode 2
  • Giant magneto-resistive (GMR) advanced head technology
  • Load/unload heads
  • No-ID sector formatting
  • Advanced power management technology
  • Easy customer installation

    * GB equals one billion bytes when referring to storage capacity; accessible capacity may be less.

ThinkPad SuperDisk (LS-240) UltraBay 2000 Drive:

  • Transfer large files and conserve HDD space
  • Read/write high-capacity SuperDisk (LS-240) media, SuperDisk (LS-120) media, or standard 1.44 or 720KB diskettes
  • Up to 20 times faster than a standard diskette drive
  • Store contents of up to 166 traditional 1.44MB diskettes (240MB) on one SuperDisk media

Enjoy increased data storage capacity for your ThinkPad A, T, or X Series with the new ThinkPad SuperDisk (LS-240) UltraBay 2000 Drive and the 15GB and 30GB Hard Disk Drive (HDD) options. Huge video, audio, and Internet files can easily share space with e-mail, spreadsheets, personal organizers, and graphics presentations.

The ThinkPad SuperDisk (LS-240) Ultrabay 2000 Drive offers twice the capacity of the existing LS-120 drive when using new SuperDisk LS-240 media. This new drive slides easily into the Ultrabay 2000, ThinkPad Dock, UltraBase X2 media slice, and the Portable Drive Bay 2000. The LS-240 drive is read/write backward compatible with 720KB, 1.44MB, and LS-120 media and delivers up to 20 times the performance (data transfer rate) of a standard 1.44MB diskette drive.

The 15GB and 30GB HDD options balance mobile requirements for capacity, performance, size, reliability, and power management to meet the high standards of ThinkPad customers.

These new ThinkPad HDDs can replace your existing ThinkPad A, T or X Series system hard drive. Together with the ThinkPad 2nd HDD Adapter for Ultrabay 2000, they can also be used in the ThinkPad Ultrabay 2000, ThinkPad Dock, UltraBase X2 media slice or Portable Drive Bay 2000 for high-speed backup and increased storage capacity. You can trust your valuable data storage needs to an option designed for the ThinkPad A, T, and X Series laptops.

Warranty

1 year Limited - customer carry-in exchange

This product replaces

  • May replace your existing ThinkPad A, T or X Series system hard drive.

Packaging

You will receive one box containing the following items:

ThinkPad 15GB:

  • 15GB HDD Assembly
  • Publications

ThinkPad 30GB:

  • 30GB HDD Assembly
  • Publications

ThinkPad SuperDisk (LS-240) UltraBay 2000 Drive:

  • SuperDisk (LS-240) Drive
  • Carrying Case
  • SuperDisk (LS-240) Media
  • Diagnostic Diskette
  • User's Guide
  • Driver/Formatter CD
  • Publications

Product marketing and replacement part numbers (FRU)

Worldwide

  • Description: SuperDisk (LS-240) Drive
  • Marketing part number: 08K9616
  • Replacement part number (FRU): 08K9615
  • Description:ThinkPad 15GB HDD
  • Marketing part number: 08K9588
  • Replacement part number (FRU): 08K9585
  • Description:ThinkPad 30GB HDD
  • Marketing part number: 08K9593
  • Replacement part number (FRU): 08K9590

Product dates

Worldwide

  • Announce date: 15 May 2001
  • Planned availability date: 29 Jun 2001
  • Withdrawal date: 29 Mar 2002

Technical specifications

Performance specifications as known at time of announcement

ThinkPad 15GB:

Technical Specifications:

  • 2.5-inch, 9.5-mm height MCC compliance
  • 15 GB formatted capacity
  • 512 bytes/sector
  • No-ID recording format PRML data channel
  • Enhanced ECC
  • On The Fly
  • Advanced GMR heads
  • Load/unload head technology
  • Enhanced IDE Interface with Ultra-DMA 100

    Performance Specifications:
  • Interface: ATA/ATAPI-5
  • Formatted capacity: 15GB
  • Rotational speed: 4200 rpm
  • Number of disks/drive: 1
  • Number of heads: 2
  • Interface transfer rate: 100MB/sec
  • Max. media transfer rate: 235 Mbits/sec
  • Average read seek time: 12 ms
  • Average write seek time: 14 ms
  • Latency (average ms): 7.1

ThinkPad 30GB:

Technical Specifications:

  • 2.5-inch, 9.5-mm height MCC compliance
  • 30GB formatted capacity
  • 512 bytes/sector
  • No-ID recording format
  • PRML data channel
  • Enhanced ECC On The Fly
  • Advanced GMR heads
  • Load/unload head technology
  • Enhanced IDE Interface with Ultra-DMA 100

    Performance Specifications:
  • Interface: ATA/ATAPI-5
  • Formatted capacity: 30GB
  • Rotational speed: 4200 rpm
  • Number of disks/drive: 2
  • Number of heads: 4
  • Interface transfer rate: 100 MB/sec
  • Max Media transfer rate: 235 Mbits/sec
  • Average read seek time: 12 ms
  • Average write seek time: 14 ms
  • Latency (average ms): 7.1

ThinkPad SuperDisk (LS-240) UltraBay 2000 Drive:

Performance Specifications:

  • 1.06-1.91MB/sec transfer rate (Diskette to buffer, 240MB mode)
  • 0.55-1.00MB/sec transfer rate (Diskette to buffer, 120MB mode)
  • 230KB/sec (Read), 77KB/sec (Write) transfer rate (Diskette to buffer, 1.44MB mode)
  • 115KB/sec (Read), 38KB/sec (Write) transfer rate (Diskette to buffer, 720KB mode)
  • Average seek time: 65 ms
  • Rotational speed: 1500 rpm
  • IDE/ATAPI Interface

Physical, environmental, and compatibility specifications as known at time of announcement

Environmental specifications

Temperature (F)
Temperature (C)Relative Humidity
ThinkPad 15GB
41 to 1315 to 355% to 85% (non-condensing)
ThinkPad 30GB
41 to 1315 to 355% to 85% (non-condensing)
ThinkPad SuperDisk UltraBay 2000 Drive50 to 1225 to 5020% to 80% (non-condensing)

Physical specifications

 

Height
WeightWidthDepth
ThinkPad 15GB

.37 in
9.5 mm

99 g
.22 lb

2.75 in
69.85 mm

3.94 in
100.2 mm

ThinkPad 30GB

.37 in
9.5 mm

135 g
.29 lb

2.75 in
69.85 mm

3.94 in
100.2 mm
ThinkPad SuperDisk UltraBay 2000 Drive

.56 in
14.2 mm

233 g
.51 lb

5.13 in
130.4 mm

5.68 in
144.3 mm

Agency approvals

ThinkPad 15GBCE, UL, CSA, TUV, BSMI, C-Tick
ThinkPad 30GBCE, UL, CSA, TUV, BSMI, C-Tick
ThinkPad SuperDisk UltraBay 2000 DriveCE, UL, CSA, TUV, BSMI, C-Tick

ENERGY STAR-Compliant

No

Hardware requirements

 

Machine Type
Model
ThinkPad 15GB
ThinkPad A Series
2628, 2629, 2633, 2655 All
ThinkPad T Series
2647, 2648 All
ThinkPad X Series
2660, 2661, 2662 All
ThinkPad 30GB
ThinkPad A Series
2628, 2629, 2633, 2655 All
ThinkPad T Series
2647, 2648 All
ThinkPad X Series
2660, 2661, 2662 All
ThinkPad SuperDisk UltraBay 2000 Drive
ThinkPad A Series
2628, 2629, 2633, 2655 All
ThinkPad T Series
2647, 2648 All
ThinkPad X Series
2660, 2661, 2662 All *

* Requires UltraBase X2 media slice

Software requirements

ThinkPad 15GBMicrosoft Windows 95, 98
Windows NT 4.0
Windows 2000
Windows Me
ThinkPad 30GBWindows 95, 98
Windows NT 4.0
Windows 2000
Windows Me
ThinkPad SuperDisk UltraBay 2000 DriveWindows 98
Windows 2000
Windows NT 4.0
Windows Me

Compatibility

Some configurations may not be compatible.

Limitations

ThinkPad 15GB

Continuous use of the 15GB HDD, as in reading long video files, will impact battery life.

ThinkPad 30GBContinuous use of the 30GB HDD, as in reading long video files, will impact battery life.
ThinkPad SuperDisk UltraBay 2000 DriveNone

Other

Cable Orders Required
Installation Time
ThinkPad 15GBNone15 minutes approximately
ThinkPad 30GBNone15 minutes approximately
ThinkPad SuperDisk UltraBay 2000 DriveNone10 minutes approximately


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