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ThinkPad 500GB 7200rpm Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s Hard drive - Overview

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Features and specifications

The ThinkPad 500GB 7200 rpm Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive option (43N3423) incorporates the latest technology for enhanced mobile productivity.

Technical information:

  • 2.5-inch diameter, 9.5-mm height MCC compliance
  • Up to 500 GB formatted capacity
  • 512 bytes/sector
  • No-ID recording format
  • Rotary voice coil motor actuator
  • Enhanced ECC simultaneously with another task
  • Load/unload head technology
  • Embedded sector Servo
  • Operating system independent, no OS drivers

Performance specifications:

  • Interface: Serial ATA
  • Formatted capacity: Up to 500 GB
  • Rotational speed: 7200 rpm
  • Number of disks per drive: 2
  • Number of heads: 4
  • Data buffer size: 16 MB
  • Interface transfer rate: 3 Gb/sec (when installed into 3.0 Gb/sec systems)
  • Maximum media transfer rate: 1200MB/sec
  • Average read seek time: 12 ms
  • Latency (average): 4.2 ms

 

 

Physical specifications
  • ThinkPad 500GB 7200rpm Hard Drive (43N3423):
    • Approximate weight: 0.1 kg (0.22 lb)
    • Approximate height: 12 mm (0.5 in)
    • Approximate depth: 105 mm (4.1 in)
    • Approximate width: 74 mm (2.9 in)
  • ThinkPad 500GB 7200rpm Hard Drive (43N3423) packaged in a shipping carton:
    • Approximate weight: 0.40kg (0.9 lb)
    • Approximate height: 90 mm (3.5 in)
    • Approximate depth: 225 mm (8.9 in)
    • Approximate width: 150 mm (5.9 in)

 

Warranty

1 year – Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU)

  • Announce date: 7 Jan 2010 (Worldwide)
  • Availability date: 15 Jan 2010 (Worldwide)

 

Hardware compatibility
Description
Machine - Models
ThinkPad R61, R61i
All (as the primary hard drive)
ThinkPad R400, R500
ThinkPad T61
ThinkPad T400, T410, T420, T500, T510, T520
ThinkPad W500, W510, W520, W700, W701
Thinkpad X61s, X61s, X61 Tablet, X61LS
ThinkPad X200, X201, X200s, X201, X200 Tablet, X201 Tablet
ThinkPad Z60m, Z60t, Z61e, Z61m, Z61t
ThinkPad Serial Hard Drive Bay Adapter III
As a 2nd system hard drive for systems that support the Bay Adapter III
ThinkPad Serial Hard Drive Bay Adapter II
As a 2nd system hard drive for systems that support the Bay Adapter II
ThinkPad Serial Hard Drive Bay Adapter
As a 2nd system hard drive for systems that support the Bay Adapter

Note:

  • R60, R61, T60, T61, X60, X61, Z60m, Z61m, Z60t, Z61t: The data transfer rate will slow to 1.5 GB/sec when using ThinkPad 3.0 GB/sec SATA (Serial ATA) Hard Disk Drive
  • X61, X61s, X61 Tablet: For 2nd HDD support in the ThinkPad X6 UltraBase, the ThinkPad Serial Hard Drive Bay Adapter is required. These drives are also supported as the primary hard drive upgrade for usage in the X60, X61 systems.
  • X200, X201, X200s, X201s, X200 Tablet, X201 Tablet: For 2nd HDD support in the ThinkPad X200 UltraBase, the ThinkPad Serial Hard Drive Bay Adapter III. These drives are also supported as the primary hard drive upgrade for usage in the X200 systems.
Packaging
  • ThinkPad 500GB 7200 rpm Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
  • Publications

 

Agency approvals
  • CE, UL, MIC, TUV, BSMI, C-Tick, CUL, RoHS

 

Additional product information
Service parts - Parts listing for your product
User's guide - Instruction manual for your product
Lenovo Support: Hard Drives: Reference Guide - - A list of other internal and external notebook hard drives
User Handling Tips for Hard Drives
Lenovo Hard Drive Quick Test - Desktops / Notebooks
Troubleshooting Hard Drive Issues - ThinkPad
Avoiding Hard Drive Damage
Personal Systems Reference (PSREF) - Comprehensive information on the features and technical specifications of Lenovo products.


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Document ID : PD014197
Legacy Document ID : MIGR-74519
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