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Anyone ever put non OEM hard drive in Lenovo?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by geofri, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. geofri

    geofri Poikilotherm™ Lifetime Member

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    Purchased a new Western Digital Scorpio Black harddrive for my T61 thinkpad(type 6465) and now I've found that its not on an approved list of accepted HDs.

    Apparently I need to dive in somewhere, change this code, hack that one, do some ghosting/mirror thing, make backup CDs, or clone something. :dunno:


    Anyone know a good source for a set-by-step to do this, or have personal experience?


    ( I did just try putting it in, and booting with recovery set CDs but wasn't successful)
     
  2. Linux3

    Linux3

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    I don't understand this.
    I replaced a wifi card in a Lenovo T410 that was not approved and I had to update the firmware but I also replaced the drive with no issues.

    My company has bought many T61s and I have replaced the drive without any kind of updating. But then I was installing Linux now from the backup disks.

    Could this be an issue with your backup CD's?

    http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T61-and-prior-T-series-ThinkPad/Replace-hard-disk-in-T61/m-p/55861

    Disk replacement step by step.
    http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/T61-and-...rd-drive-to-upgrade-my-T61/td-p/177659/page/2
     


  3. What specifically are you referring to; is it a "hardware compatibility list"? Or what?

    What Lenovo is saying is nonsense - that'd be like saying you couldn't put a part from a Colt 1911 into a Springfield 1911. Sure there are some minor differences & incompatibilities (like with the BS safeties) but for the most part, all PC parts are interchangeable.
     
  4. filthy infidel

    filthy infidel 100% Infidel

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    I did not read your links but it's worth going into the BIOS and changing the HDD setting from AHCI to COMPATIBILITY and reload the OS.