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500GB 7200 rpm Serial ATA (SATA) Hard Drive - Overview

Hard drive

Features and specifications

The 500GB Serial ATA (SATA) Hard Disk Drive (HDD) (43R1990) includes upgrade features selected from the highest-quality hard drives available. Features include:

  • 500GB formatted capacity
  • 8 MB adaptive buffer
  • 4.16 ms average latency
  • Less than 8.5 ms typical average read seek time
  • S-ATA interface capability enabling up to 300 MB/s instantaneous interface data transfers
  • S.M.A.R.T. included
  • Slim, one-inch-high profile
  • Formatted capacity bytes: 500GB
  • Rotational speed: 7,200 rpm
  • Average latency: 4.16 ms (nominal)
  • Typical average read seek time: 8.5 ms
  • Data buffer (adaptive segmented): 8 MB
  • Interface performance:
    • Burst transfer rate (maximum): 300 MB/s
  • Add multiple ThinkStation hard drives to help improve system performance and reliability in a ThinkStation RAID Configuration

Note: Up to 384 KB reserved for drive firmware



3 years - customer replaceable (CRU)

  • Announce date: 6 Nov 2007 (Worldwide)
  • Planned availability date: 9 Nov 2007 (Worldwide)


Hardware compatibility
Machine - Models
Lenovo 3000 J100, J105, J110, J115
Lenovo 3000 J200, J200p, J205
Lenovo 3000 S200, S200p, S205
ThinkCentre A55, A57, A58, A60, A61, A61e, A62, A63, A70, A70z, A85
ThinkCentre M52, M55, M55e, M55p, M57, M57e, M57p, M58, M58e, M58p, M70e, M70z, M75e, M80, M81, M90, M90p, M90z, M91, M91p
ThinkStation S10*, D10*
ThinkStation E20, E30
ThinkStation C20, C20x
ThinkStation S20, D20


  • ThinkStation S10, D10: Mixing of Serial ATA and SAS Hard Drives is not recommended. Most S-Series models are configured with Serial ATA Hard Drives, and most D-Series models are configured with SAS Hard Drives.
  • For the latest updates on the compatible systems, please refer to the Accessories Compatibility Guide.
  • 500GB 7200 rpm Serial ATA Hard Drive
  • Cable
  • User's Guide
  • Warranty supplement


Agency approvals
UL, CSA, TUV, IEC, C-Tick, CE Mark, BSMI


Additional product information
Service parts - Parts listing for your product
Lenovo Support: Desktop Hard Drives - Reference Guide - A list of other internal and external deskto hard drives. Also has additional information which includes: Lenovo Hard Drive Quick Test, and Lenovo Hard Disk Drive Retention program information.
Lenovo Support: ThinkStation Accessories - Reference Guide - A list of other ThinkStation accessories.
Lenovo Support: ThinkStation RAID Configurations - Supported RAID levels for each ThinkStation system
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.
Lenovo Hard Drive Quick Test - Desktops / Notebooks
Personal Systems Reference (PSREF) - Comprehensive information on the features and technical specifications of Lenovo products.

  • Alias ID: MIGR-68903
  • Document ID: PD008621
  • Last Updated :17 Jun 2014
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