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ThinkPad SuperDisk (LS-120) Ultrabay 2000 Drive - Overview

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Conserve hard disk drive (HDD) space, transfer large files using SuperDisk (LS-120) media, and read/write industry standard 1.44 MB diskettes using the ThinkPad SuperDisk (LS-120) Ultrabay 2000 Drive. One SuperDisk (LS-120) diskette holds 120MB of data, the equivalent of over 83 traditional 3.5-inch diskettes. An outstanding feature of the ThinkPad SuperDisk (LS-120) Ultrabay 2000 Drive is read/write backward compatibility with the vast library of 1.44 MB and 720 KB diskettes. Whether the requirement is to read/write traditional diskettes or save/transport larger files, the ThinkPad SuperDisk (LS-120) Ultrabay 2000 Drive is the appropriate storage device for the job.

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This product replaces

This product was replaced by
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You will receive one box containing...

  • SuperDisk (LS-120) Drive
  • Carrying Case
  • SuperDisk (LS-120) Media
  • Diagnostic Diskette
  • User's Guide
  • Publications

Product marketing and replacement part numbers (FRU)
Part numbers applicable to

  • Marketing part number: 05K9236
  • Replacement part number (FRU): 05K9235

Product dates
Asia Pacific, Canada, Latin America, United States

  • Announce date: 05/01/2000
  • Planned availability date: 05/01/2000
  • Withdrawal date: Not Applicable
  • Effective withdrawal date: Not Applicable

Europe/Middle East/Africa

  • Announce date: 05/02/2000
  • Planned availability date: 05/02/2000
  • Withdrawal date: Not Applicable
  • Effective withdrawal date: Not Applicable

Technical specifications
Performance specifications as known at time of announcement

  • 400-665 KB/s (Disk to buffer, 120MB mode)
  • 150 KB/s (Disk to buffer, 1.44MB mode)
  • 75 KB/s (Disk to buffer, 720KB mode)
  • Average access time: 112 ms
  • Data buffer: 8KB

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


  • 0.51 lbs
  • 233 g


  • 0.56 inches
  • 14.2 mm


  • 5.13 inches
  • 130.4 mm


  • 5.68 inches
  • 144.3 mm

Operating temperature

  • Between 10 degrees Celsius and 50 degrees Celsius
  • Between 50 degrees Fahrenheit and 122 degrees Fahrenheit

Relative humidity
Operating: between 8% and 80% (non-condensing)

Agency approvals

  • UL
  • CSA
  • CE
  • C-Tick

ENERGY STAR-compliant
No . The ENERGY STAR emblem does not represent EPA endorsement of any product or service.

Hardware requirements for IBM systems
The ThinkPad SuperDisk (LS-120) Ultrabay 2000 Drive is supported on the following IBM systems:

  • A Series ThinkPad - 2628, 2629, 2633
  • T Series ThinkPad - 2647, 2648

Software requirements
Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows ME, or Windows NT 4.0

Some configurations may not be compatible.


Installation time is approximately 10 minutes.

Document notes:

  1. The symbol * means that the information is currently unavailable for this product.
  2. All dates are represented in the US English format of mm/dd/yyyy (where mm=month, dd=day, yyyy=year).
  3. FRU stands for Field Replacement Unit. It is the part number used for ordering service/replacement parts.
  4. Effective Withdrawal means that on the given date IBM will have withdrawn the products from marketing. After that date, the product can not be obtained directly from IBM.

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