At a glance
Enjoy increased data storage capacity for your ThinkPad X20, A Series, and T Series with the ThinkPad 20 GB Hard Disk Drive (HDD). Huge video, audio, and Internet files can easily share space with e-mail, spreadsheets, personal organizers, and graphics presentations.
This new ThinkPad HDD can replace your existing ThinkPad X20, A Series, or T Series system hard drive or, together with the ThinkPad Second HDD Adapter for Ultrabay 2000, it can be used in the ThinkPad Ultrabay 2000, ThinkPad Dock, or Portable Drive Bay 2000 for high-speed backup and increased storage capacity.
The 20 GB HDD balances mobile requirements for capacity, performance, size, reliability, and power management to meet the high standards of ThinkPad customers. You can trust your valuable data storage needs to an option designed for the ThinkPad X20, A Series, and T Series laptops.
1 year limited customer carry-in exchange
This product was replaced by
- ThinkPad 30GB Hard Disk Drive
- Marketing part number: 08K9593
- Applicable location(s): worldwide
You will receive one box containing the following items:
Product marketing and replacement part numbers (FRU)
- 20 GB HDD Assembly
- Part numbers applicable to: Worldwide
- Marketing part number: 27L3439
- Replacement part number (FRU): 27L3427
- Announce date: 19 Jun 2000
- Planned availability date: 28 Jul 2000
- Withdrawal date: 25 Jun 2002
Performance specifications as known at time of announcement
Physical, environmental, and compatibility specifications as known at time of announcement
- Interface: ATA-5 (enhanced IDE)
- Formatted capacity: 20 GB
- Rotational speed: 4200 rpm
- Number of disks/drive: 2
- Number of heads: 4
- Interface transfer rate: 66.6 MB/sec
- Data transfer rates: (buffer to/from media) 109 Mbits/sec; 203 Mbits/sec
- Average read seek time: 12 ms
- Average write seek time: 13 ms
- Latency (average ms): 7.1
Weight Height Width Depth Operating temperature
- Between 5 degrees Celsius and 55 degrees Celsius
- Between 41 degrees Fahrenheit and 131 degrees Fahrenheit
Operating: between 8% and 90% (non-condensing)
Agency approvals ENERGY STAR-compliant
No. The ENERGY STAR emblem does not represent EPA endorsement of any product or service.
The ThinkPad 20 GB HDD is supported on the following platforms:
T he 20 GB HDD option is also supported on other ThinkPads with the Portable Drive Bay 2000 and Ultrabay 2000 HDD adapter.
- ThinkPad A Series - 2628, 2629, 2633
- ThinkPad T Series - 2647, 2648
- ThinkPad X20 - 2660, 2661, 2662
NOTE: The 20 GB HDD option is only supported on ThinkPad systems.
Supported operating systems
- Microsoft Windows 95
- Windows 98
- Windows NT 4.0
- Windows 2000
- Windows ME
Some configurations may not be compatible.
Continuous use of the 20 GB HDD, as in reading long video files, will impact battery life.
Installation time is approximately 15 minutes.