ThinkPad 320GB 7200rpm OPAL Hard Drive - Overview

Features and specifications

The ThinkPad 320GB 7200rpm SATA 3.0Gb/s7mm Hard Drive option (0A65636) provides a robust thin design enabling a seamless upgrade from the primary hard drive of supported ThinkPad laptops. OPAL capable, this drive adheres to the OPAL standard providing self encryption capabilities to firmly secure your data. Couple this drive with Winmagic’s Securedoc for a complete data security solution that enables centralized remote encryption management. This option provides good storage size, SATA data transfer capabilities, and 7200rpm disk speeds providing almost desktop like performance.

For additional storage and backup install this drive as a second hard drive using the 9.5mm ThinkPad Serial Hard Drive Bay Adapter III (43N3412) or 12.7" ThinkPad Serial Hard Drive Bay Adapter III (0A65623).

Features include:

  • TCG Opal Compliant Self-Encrypting Drive(SED)
  • 320GB storage capacity
  • 7200rpm rotational speed
  • 512 bytes/sector
  • Serial ATA interface of 3.0Gbps

To use the Opal capability, Lenovo offers: WinMagic's SecureDoc for Lenovo. To purchase, contact your Lenovo sales representative or go to:

For more information on ThinkPad hard drives, FDE and OPAL, go to:


Manuals  Version
 Release Date
Warranty Information (2.9 MB)
Sept 2013 1 Oct 2013


Technical information
  • 2.5-inch diameter, 7-mm height
  • Up to 320 GB formatted capacity
  • 512 bytes/sector
  • No-ID recording format
  • SATA Interface conforming to Serial ATA International Organization:Serial ATA Revision 2.6
  • Intergrated controller
  • Multi zone recording
  • Segmented Buffer with write cache
  • Rotary voice coil motor actuator
  • Enhanced ECC
  • Load/unload mechanism
  • Embedded sector Servo
Performance specifications
  • Interface: Serial ATA
  • Formatted capacity: Up to 320 GB
  • Rotational speed: 7200 rpm
  • Number of disks per drive: 1
  • Number of heads: 2
  • Data buffer size: 16 MB
  • Interface transfer rate: 3 Gb/sec
  • Maximum media transfer rate: 1334MB/sec
  • Average read seek time: 13 ms
  • Power on ready: 4.0sec
Physical specifications
  • Approximate height: 6.8 mm (.27 in)
  • Approximate width: 69.85 mm (2.75 in)
  • Approximate length: 100.2mm (3.95 in)
  • Approximate weight: 95 g (0.209 lb)

1 year – Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU)

  • Announce date: 21 Aug 2012
  • Availability date: 21 Aug 2012
Hardware compatibility
Machine Type Model
ThinkPad T430 All All
ThinkPad T430s All All
ThinkPad T530 All All
ThinkPad W530 All All
ThinkPad X230 All All
ThinkPad X230T All All
ThinkPad Bay Adapter III (43N3412) All All
  • ThinkPad 320GB 7200rpm SATA 3.0Gb/s Self Encrypting (SED) OPAL Capable 7mm Hard Drive
  • Setup Poster
Operating environment
  • Temperature: 0 deg to 60 deg (B) (32 deg to 140 deg (F))
  • Relative humidity: 8% to 90% (non-condensing)
Non-Operating environment
  • Temperature: -40 deg to 65 deg (B) (-40 deg to 149 deg (F))
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95%
Agency approvals
  • CE
  • UL
  • MIC
  • TUV
  • BSMI
  • C-Tick
  • CUL
  • RoHS


Additional product information
Service parts - Parts listing for your product
ThinkPad USB Portable Secure Hard Disk Drive Datasheet and Technical Brief at
Lenovo Support: Hard Drives: Reference Guide - A list of other internal and external notebook hard drives.
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  • Last Updated :17 Jun 2014
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