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ThinkPad 160GB Intel X25-M Solid State Drive - Overview
Features and specifications

The ThinkPad 160GB Intel X25-M Solid State Drive (43N3435) option incorporates nonvolatile flash memory technology for worry-free and speedy storage of your valuable data. Features include:

  • When compared to standard 5400 rpm or 7200 rpm hard disk drives:
    • Faster system responsiveness, including system boot-up and shutdown
    • No-moving parts rugged, noiseless operation design to withstand bumps and shocks with losing precious data increases reliability and longer product life-span
    • Lower power consumption allows users to stay mobile longer
    • Approximately 15% lighter weight
    • Eliminate "defragment" task by disabling automatic or scheduled defragmentation utilities
  • Supports SATA II features:
    • 3.0Gbps SATA devices, supporting NCQ, hot-plug with asynchronous signal recovery, software settings preservation, and device initiated power management

Technical information:

  • 7 mm height x 2.5-inch form factor with Micro SATA connector
  • Up to 160GB formatted capacity
  • TRIM of the ATA Data Set Management Command
    • TRIM requires: Windows 7 or later, BIOS set in AHCI mode, and using either the Windows native AHCI driver or Intel Rapid Storage Technology (IRST) AHCI driver version 9.6 or higher
  • NAND Flash Components:
    • Intel® Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND Flash Memory
    • 10 Parallel Channel Architecture with 34nm MLC ONFI 1.0 NAND
    • Enhanced ECC

Performance specifications:

  • Active: 150 mW (typical)
  • Idle: 75 mW (typical)
  • Interface: Serial ATA
  • Formatted capacity: Up to 160GB
  • Interface transfer rate: 3.0 Gb/sec
  • Performance of Sequential read sector: 250MB/s
  • Performance of Sequential write sector: 100 MB/s
  • Operating Shock: 1,500G / 0.5 ms
  • Product Health Monitoring: Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) commands, plus additional SSD monitoring

Physical specifications:

  • Approximate height: 7 mm (0.3 in)
  • Approximate width: 70 mm (2.8 in)
  • Approximate depth: 101 mm (4.0 in)
  • Approximate weight: 76g (0.17 lb)

Operating environment:

  • Temperature: 0 deg to 70 deg C (32 deg to 158 deg F)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95%


1 year - Customer Replacement Unit (CRU) Service

  • Announce date: 22 Jun 2010 (Worldwide)
  • Availability date: 25 Jun 2010 (Worldwide)
  • Effective withdrawal date: April 2011

Hardware Compatibility - As a ThinkPad primary storage drive
Machine - Models
ThinkPad T400, T410, T500, T510
ThinkPad W510
ThinkPad W701, W701ds
ThinkPad X200
ThinkPad X201, X201s, X201 Tablet

Hardware Compatibility - Installed into ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter III as a ThinkPad secondary storage drive
Machine - Models
ThinkPad T400, T410, T500, T510
ThinkPad W510
ThinkPad W701, W701ds
ThinkPad X200, X200 Tablet, X201, X201 Tablet via the ThinkPad X200 UltraBase

  • ThinkPad 160GB Intel X25-M Solid State Drive
  • Removable adaptive cover
  • Publications

Agency approvals

Continuous use of solid state drives (SSD), such when reading long video files, will impact system battery life.

Additional product information
Publications - Instruction manual and flyer for your product
Service parts - Parts listing for your product
BIOS Setup Menu Extension Ultility for Resetting the Cryptographic Key and the Erasing of the Solid State Drive - Describes how to reset the Cryptographic Key (for FDE Hard Drives and FDE SSD) and how to erase the Solid State Drive (SSD)
Lenovo Support: Hard Drives: Reference Guide - A list of other internal and external notebook hard drives. Also has additional information which includes: User Handling Tips for Hard Drives, Lenovo Hard Drive Quick Test, Avoiding Hard Drive Damage, and Lenovo Hard Disk Drive Retention program information.
Hard Disk Drive Retention ( - Describes Lenovo Hard Disk Drive Retention service offering. If the internal hard disk drive (HDD) or internal solid state drive (SSD) fails during warranty, Hard Disk Drive Retention lets customers keep the old drive and hold on to personal or business data.
Personal Systems Reference (PSREF) - Comprehensive information on the features and technical specifications of Lenovo products.

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Document ID : PD009632
Legacy Document ID : MIGR-75702
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