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ThinkPad 500GB 5400rpm Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Overview

Hard Drive

Features and specifications

The ThinkPad 500GB 5400 rpm Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (43N3420) option incorporates the latest technology for enhanced mobile productivity

  • Serial ATA (SATA) interface conforming to SATA/High Speed Serialized AT Attachment
  • Low power consumption
  • Quiet operation, fluid dynamic bearing motor
  • State-of-the-art cache and, simultaneously with another task, error- correction algorithms
  • Full-track multiple-sector transfer without local processor inter- vention
  • Non-operating shock at 900 G; operating shock at 350 G
  • Operating system independent, no OS drivers
  • 3 Gb/sec interface transfer rate*

Note: When installed into 3.0 Gb/sec system

 

Physical specifications
  • ThinkPad 500GB 5400rpm Hard Drive (43N3420):
    • Approximate weight: 0.1 kg (0.22 lb)
    • Approximate height: 12 mm (0.5 in)
    • Approximate depth: 105 mm (4.1 in)
    • Approximate width: 74 mm (2.9 in)
  • ThinkPad 500GB 5400rpm Hard Drive (43N3420) packaged in a shipping carton:
    • Approximate weight: 0.40kg (0.9 lb)
    • Approximate height: 90 mm (3.5 in)
    • Approximate depth: 225 mm (8.9 in)
    • Approximate width: 150 mm (5.9 in)

 

Warranty

1 year – Customer Replacement Unit (CRU) Service

  • Announce date: 23 Jun 2009 (Worldwide)
  • Planned availability date: 26 Jun 2009 (Worldwide)

 

Hardware compatibility
Description
Machine - Models
ThinkPad R61, R61i
All (as the primary hard drive)
ThinkPad R400, R500
ThinkPad T60, T60p, T61
ThinkPad T400, T410, T420, T500, T510, T520
ThinkPad W500, W510, W520, W700, W701
Thinkpad X61s, X61s, X61 Tablet, X61LS
ThinkPad X200, X201, X200s, X201s, X200 Tablet, X201 Tablet
ThinkPad Serial Hard Drive Bay Adapter III
As a 2nd system hard drive for systems that support the Bay Adapter III
ThinkPad Serial Hard Drive Bay Adapter II
As a 2nd system hard drive for systems that support the Bay Adapter II
ThinkPad Serial Hard Drive Bay Adapter
As a 2nd system hard drive for systems that support the Bay Adapter

Note:

Packaging
  • ThinkPad 500GB 5400 rpm Serial ATA Hard Drive
  • Users Guide

 

Agency approvals
CE, UL, MIC, TUV, BSMI, C-Tick, CUL, RoHS

 

Limitations
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 ( www.lenovo.com/services/hddretention ) - 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.