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ThinkPad SL410/510 Series 500GB 5400rpm Serial ATA Hard drive - Overview

Serial ATA Hard Drive

Features and specifications

The ThinkPad SL410/510 Series 500GB 5400rpm Serial ATA Hard drive (43N3422) option makes it easy to upgrade the primary hard drive of supported ThinkPad laptops. This hard drive option incorporates the latest technology for enhanced mobile productivity. Features and benefits include:

  • Serial ATA (SATA) interface conforming to SATA/High Speed Serialized AT Attachment
  • Low power consumption
  • Quiet operation, revolving voice coil motor
  • State-of-the-art cache and error-correction algorithms
  • Full-track multiple-sector transfer without local processor intervention
  • Non-operating shock at 900 G; operating shock at 225 G
  • 2.5-inch diameter, 9.5-mm height MCC compliance
  • Up to 500 GB formatted capacity
  • 512 bytes/sector
  • No-ID recording format
  • Rotary voice coil motor actuator
  • Enhanced ECC simultaneously with another task
  • Load/unload head technology
  • Embedded sector Servo
  • Operating system independent, no OS drivers

Performance specifications
  • Interface: Serial ATA
  • Formatted capacity: Up to 500 GB
  • Rotational speed: 5400 rpm
  • Number of disks/drive: 2
  • Number of heads: 4
  • Data buffer size: 8 MB
  • Interface transfer rate: 3.0 Gb/sec
  • Maximum media transfer rate: 109 MB/sec
  • Average read seek time: 12 ms
  • Latency (average): 5.56 ms

Physical Specifications.
  • Approximate height: 9.5 mm (.37 in)
  • Approximate width: 100.0 mm (3.94 in)
  • Approximate depth: 70 mm (2.76 in)
  • Approximate weight: 101 g (0.223 lb)


1 year – Customer Replacement Unit (CRU) Service

  • Announce date: 22 Oct 2009 (Worldwide)
  • Availability date: 22 Oct 2009 (Worldwide)

Hardware compatibility
Machine Type - Models
ThinkPad Edge 14, Edge 15
ThinkPad L410, L412, L510, L512
ThinkPad SL410, SL510

Note: This option is not supported on ThinkPad Edge 13, ThinkPad SL300, SL400, SL500

  • ThinkPad SL 410/510 Series 500GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive assembly
  • Publications

Agency approvals

Continuous use of Serial ATA Hard Drives, as in reading long video files, impacts 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.
User Handling Tips for Hard Drives
Lenovo Hard Drive Quick Test - Desktops / Notebooks
Troubleshooting Hard Drive Issues - ThinkPad
Avoiding Hard Drive Damage
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.

  • Alias ID: MIGR-73698
  • Document ID: PD003029
  • Last Updated :17 Jun 2014
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