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ThinkPad 30GB Hard Disk Drive - Overview
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This storage option can upgrade the primary hard disk drive of ThinkPad A, T, R, and X Series systems. For additional storage and backup capability, use the optional 2nd hard disk drive adapter for Ultrabay 2000 or Ultrabay Slim to insert the ThinkPad 30GB Hard Disk Drive in the:

  • Ultrabay of the ThinkPad A, T, and R Series systems
  • UltraBase X2/X3 media slice for the X Series laptop
  • ThinkPad Dock or ThinkPad Dock II

Features:

  • Drive Noise Suppression System (DNSS), to reduce noise levels, improve shock tolerance, and increase reliability
  • 2.5-inch form factor, 9.5-mm height
  • Enhanced IDE interface with Ultra-DMA transfer mode 2
  • Easy customer installation
  • Advanced power management technology
  • Rotational speed: 4200 rpm

Warranty

1 year Limited - customer carry-in exchange

Packaging

You will receive one box containing the following items:

  • ThinkPad 30GB Hard Disk Drive assembly
  • Publications

Product dates

Worldwide

  • Announce date: 7 Oct 2003
  • Planned availability date: 24 Oct 2003

Technical specifications

Performance specifications as known at time of announcement

  • 2.5-inch, 9.5-mm height MCC compliance
  • Up to 30GB(1) formatted capacity
  • 512 bytes/sector
  • No-ID recording format
  • PRML data channel
  • Enhanced ECC On The Fly
  • Advanced GMR heads with optimization writer enhancement
  • Load/unload head technology
  • Enhanced IDE Interface with Ultra-DMA transfer mode 2

(1) GB equals one billion bytes when referring to storage capacity; accessible capacity is less.

  • Interface: ATA/ATAPI-5
  • Formatted capacity: Up to 30GB
  • Rotational speed: 4,200 rpm
  • Number of disks/drive: 1
  • Number of heads: 2
  • Interface transfer rate: 100 MB/sec
  • Maximum media transfer rate: 297 Mbits/sec
  • Average read seek time: 12 ms
  • Average write seek time: 14 ms
  • Latency (average ms): 5.5

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

Weight

  • 0.34 lbs
  • 155 g

Height

  • 0.37 inches
  • 9.5 mm

Width

  • 2.75 inches
  • 69.85 mm

Depth

  • 3.94 inches
  • 100.2 mm

Operating temperature

  • Between 5 degrees Celsius and 35 degrees Celsius
  • Between 41 degrees Fahrenheit and 95 degrees Fahrenheit

Relative humidity

  • Operating: between 5% and 85% (non-condensing)

Agency approvals

  • CE
  • UL
  • CSA
  • TUV
  • BSMI
  • C-Tick

Hardware compatibility

The ThinkPad 30GB Hard Disk Drive is supported on the following systems:

Description Machine TypeModel
ThinkPad A30, A30p, A31, A31p 2652, 2653, 2654 All
ThinkPad A20, A21, A22, A20p, A21p, 22p 2628, 2629, 2633 All
ThinkPad A20e, A21e 2655, 2663, 2664 All
ThinkPad R30, R31 2656, 2657, 2676 All
ThinkPad R32 2658, 2659, 2677 All
ThinkPad R40 2681, 2682, 2683, 2722, 2723, 2724 All
ThinkPad R40e 2684, 2685 All
ThinkPad R50 1829, 1830, 1831, 1836 All
ThinkPad T20, T21, T22, T23 2647, 2648 All
ThinkPad T30 2366, 2367 All
ThinkPad T40, T41 2373, 2374, 2378, 2379 All
ThinkPad X20, X21, X22, X23, X242660, 2661, 2662 All
ThinkPad X30, X31 2672, 2673 All

NOTE: The ThinkPad 30GB Hard Disk Drive option is only supported on ThinkPad systems.

Supported operating systems

  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP

Compatibility

Some configurations may not be compatible

Limitations

Continuous use of the ThinkPad 30GB Hard Disk Drive, such as reading long video files, will impact battery life.

Other

Cable orders required

No

Installation time

Approximately 15 minutes



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Document ID : PD009462
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