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ThinkPad 16GB mSATA Solid State Cache Drive - Overview and Service Parts

Features and specifications

The ThinkPad 16GB mSATA Solid State Cache Drive (0B47309) is a technology that increases HDD performance up to 4 times and improves the speed of basic computing operations. (*)

By improving HDD performance up to 4 times, The ThinkPad 16GB mSATA Solid State Cache Drive allows the user to save time on things like system bootup, manipulating large files (e.g., video/photo editing), copying/moving large or fragmented files and virus scans.

Features include:

  • Includes license key to download Express Cache Software.
  • Provides SSD performance while avoiding higher power consumption typically associated with SATA performance.
  • Rugged reliable, light weight, while delivering silent operation.
  • Ideal for all notebook sizes including thin form factors.
  • Fits easily into the Mini PCI-E slot of your machine for a fast quick install.
  • mSATA form factor with SSD technology:
    • Fast boot and application launch time performs up to 4x faster than non-cache drive systems (*)
    • Sequential read/write speeds up to 220 MB/s and 50 MB/s
    • Speedy browsing, emailing and social usage capabilities
    • SATA 6.0 Gb/s interface
    • Endurance of 10 TBW (terabytes written)
    • Enhanced multi tasking capabilities

(*) Measurement configuration

  • System: X230T
  • BIOS: GCET20WW
  • CPU: Intel i7-3520M 2.90GHz
  • Memory: 8GB
  • HDD: HTS725050A7E630 rpm:7200
  • OS: Win7 64bit
  • ThinkPad 16GB mSATA SSD, FW:CS.52.01
  • PCMark Vantage Ver: PCMark_Vantage_v101.0910a
  • Express Cache Ver: V1.0.94

Technical information:

  • mSATA form factor
  • Uses NAND flash memory Multi-level Cell(MLC)components.
  • Serial ATA interface of 6.0Gbps
  • Sophisticated system for error recovery including a powerful error correction code (ECC)
  • Supports ATA register and command set (ATA-8 / ACS2 standard)
  • Support for Trim command
  • NCQ(Native Command Queuing)function supported.
  • Input Voltage: 3.3V± 5%)

Performance Specifications:

  • Interface: Serial ATA
  • Capacity: 16 GB.
  • Sustained Sequential Read up to Up to 220MB/s
  • Sustained Sequential Write Up to 50MB/s
  • Shock: 1500G.
  • Vibration : 5gRMS,10-2000Hz, 3 axes.

Physical Specifications:

  • Approximate height: 3.65 mm (.14 in)
  • Approximate width: 30 mm (1.18 in)
  • Approximate depth: 50.95mm (2.00 in)
  • Approximate weight: 5.6 g (0.012lb)

Full Packaging Size:

  • Approximate height: 53 mm (.14 in)
  • Approximate width: 144 mm (1.18 in)
  • Approximate depth: 177 mm (2.00 in)
  • Approximate weight: 139 g (0.012lb)

Operating Environment:

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

Non-Operating Environment:

  • Temperature: -55°C to 85°C (-67 deg to 185 deg (F))
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)

 

Drivers Operating System Version
 Release Date
Lenovo ExpressCache Software (18.6 MB)
README (2.1 KB)
Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
Windows 8 (64-bit)
Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)
1.3.3 20 May 2014

 

Manuals Version  Release Date
User Guide (English) (1.7 MB)
Sep-13 30-Oct-13
Setup Guide For ThinkPad Edge E430, E530, E330, E130, ThinkPad X131e (1.2 MB)
A 13-Dec-12
Setup Guide For ThinkPad L430, L530, W530, T530 (1.1 MB)
A 13-Dec-12
Setup Guide For ThinkPad S230u, S430 (2.8 MB)
A 13-Dec-12
Setup Guide For ThinkPad T430, T430s, X230, X230T (1.4 MB)
A 13-Dec-12

 

Warranty

1 year – Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU) Service

  • Announce date: 29 January 2013 (Worldwide)
  • Availability date 31 January 2013 (Worldwide)

 

Hardware requirements - Supported Machines
Description Machine Type Models
ThinkPad T430,T430s All with WWAN slot All with WWAN slot
ThinkPad T530 All with WWAN slot All with WWAN slot
ThinkPad W530 All with WWAN slot All with WWAN slot
ThinkPad L430 All with WWAN slot All with WWAN slot
ThinkPad L530 All with WWAN slot All with WWAN slot
ThinkPad X230, X230T All with WWAN slot All with WWAN slot
ThinkPad X131e All with WWAN slot All with WWAN slot
ThinkPad E130 All with WWAN slot All with WWAN slot
ThinkPad E330 All with WWAN slot All with WWAN slot
ThinkPad E430 All with WWAN slot All with WWAN slot
ThinkPad E530 All with WWAN slot All with WWAN slot
ThinkPad S230u All with WWAN slot All with WWAN slot
ThinkPad S430 All with WWAN slot All with WWAN slot

Note: Please refer to the Accessories Compatibility Guide for the complete list of supported systems.

 

Supported systems

The driver package has been approved for use with the following systems:

  • ThinkPad 16GB mSATA Solid State Cache Drive (Please refer to Supported Machines above)
Supported Operating Systems:
  • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8 (64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (64-bit)

Total capacity requirement for Lenovo ExpressCache is around 142 M.

Note:

  • The Lenovo ExpressCache software is ready for use after you install it on your computer. If you are instructed by an earlier-version user guide to enter an activation code for the Lenovo ExpressCache software, please ignore the instruction.
  • The Lenovo ExpressCache software provided is designed only for the ThinkPad 16GB mSATA Solid State Cache Drive (product part number: 0B47309). For the mSATA solid-state drives that come with your computer, use the Lenovo ExpressCache software preinstalled on your computer.
  • If your system was built with the 16GB mSATA drive , but the ExpressCache software was not installed, please refer to the following document
  • If you upgraded your ThinkPad from Windows 7 to Windows 8 and ExpressCache stopped working, refer to the following document

 

Limitations

1. Continuous use of the ThinkPad 16GB mSATA Solid State Cache Drive as in reading long video files, impacts battery life.
2. The WWAN card and mSATA Solid State Drive share the same Mini PCI-E slot, so only one of them can be chosen to install on the systems

 

Cable Orders Required

None.

 

Installation

Time: Approximately 15 minutes

 

Packaging
  • ThinkPad 16GB mSATA Solid State Cache Drive
  • Setup Posters
  • User Guide including activation code
  • Two screws

 

Agency approvals
  • CE, UL, CSA, WEEE, MIC, TUV, BSMI, VCCI, C-Tick, FCC, HF, RoHS

 

Service Parts
  • Description: A description of the product.
  • Geography: The geography where the product is available.
  • Marketing part number: The part number used for purchasing the product.
  • Replacement part number (FRU): The service part number for the product or one of the product's components.
Description Geography
Marketing part number
Replacement part number (FRU)
ThinkPad 16GB Solid State Drive
Worldwide
45N8331 
0B47309      

Additional product information
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)
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.
Learn - How to use a marketing part number or replacement part number (FRU) when placing an order
Personal Systems Reference (PSREF) - Comprehensive information on the features and technical specifications of Lenovo products.

 

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  • Document ID: PD027452
  • Last Updated :24.9.2014
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