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ThinkPad 160GB 2.5" Intel Solid State Drive II - Overview
Features and specifications

The ThinkPad 160GB 2.5" Intel Solid State Drive II (0A33983) is an ideal data storage solution that offers improved performance and reliability. It uses speedy non-volatile memory and no moving parts, instead of the standard hard drive's spinning platters and moving heads. This drive is supported on selected ThinkPad systems as the primary drive, also when used with the ThinkPad Serial Hard Drive Bay Adapter III (43N3412) is supported for usage of this drive as a second hard drive.

Features include:

  • Improved read/write performance compared to standard 5400 rpm and 7200 rpm mobile standard hard drive 160 GB storage capacity
  • Noiseless operation
  • Improved reliability compared to standard mobile hard drives there are no moving parts
  • Lower power consumption than standard mobile hard drive increasing system battery life
  • Lighter weight than standard notebook hard disk drives
  • 3.0 GB/sec interface transfer rate
  • Operating and Non-operating shock at 1500 G

Technical information:

  • 2.5" diameter, 7-mm height
  • Uses Intel NAND flash memory Multi-level Cell (MLC) components
  • Compatibility:
    • Intel SSD ToolBox, Intel SSD Optimizer
    • Intel Matrix Sorage Manager
    • SATA revision 2.6 compliant compatible with SATA 1.5Gb/s and 3Gb/s interface rates
    • ATA/ATAPI-7 compliant
  • SSD Enhanced S.M.A.R.T. ATA feature set
    • Native Command Queuing (NCQ) command set
  • 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
  • Power specification
    • Active: 150mW TYP
    • Idle: 75mW TYP

Performance specifications:

  • Interface: Serial ATA
  • Capacity: 160GB
  • Sustained Sequential Read up to 250MB/S
  • Sustained Sequential Write 100MB/S plus
  • Latency Read: 65us
  • Latency Write: 85us.
  • Shock: Operating and Non-operating 1500G/0.5msec.
  • Vibration: Operating 2.17Grms (5~700Hz), Non-operating 3.13Grms (5~800Hz)
  • MTBF: 1,200,000 hours
  • Power on/off cycles: 50,000cycles
  • Minimum useful life: 5years
  • Insertion cycles: 250cycles

Physical specifications:

  • Approximate height: 7.0 mm (0.27 in)
  • Approximate width: 69.85 mm (2.75 in)
  • Approximate depth: 100.45mm (3.95 in)
  • Approximate weight: 76 g (0.167 lb)

Operating environment:

  • Temperature: 0 deg to 70 deg C (32 deg to 158 deg F)
  • Relative humidity: 8% to 95% (non-condensing)

Non-operating environment:

  • Temperature: -55 deg to 95 deg C (-67 deg to 203 deg F)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95%



1 year - Customer Replacement Unit (CRU) Service

  • Announce date: 1 Mar 2011 (Worldwide)
  • Availability date: 8 Mar 2011 (Worldwide)

Hardware Compatibility
Machine - Models
ThinkPad R400, R500
ThinkPad T400, T410, T420, T420s, T500, T510, T520
ThinkPad W500, W510, W520
ThinkPad W700, W700ds, W701, W701ds
ThinkPad X200, X201, X200s, X201s, X220, X200 Tablet, X201 Tablet
ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter III
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  • ThinkPad 160GB 2.5" Intel Solid State Drive II
  • Setup Poster
  • Legacy bracket/rubber kits

Agency approvals

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

Additional product information
Service parts - Parts listing for your product
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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