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Upgrade my Thinkpad X220i with 50mm mSATA SSD

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May 13, 2011 6:28:35 AM

After I checked Renice X3 (SF1222) mSATA SSD User Review, I decided to get one for my X220i, and found that MyDigitalDiscount is out of stock. then contacted Renice and brought this SSD from b2cit.com. Here attached
detailed upgrading process, hope can be useful to u if you don't have this experience before.


RENICE 50mm mSATA


let me take over the back side and disassemble the screws.



Turn back again and take out the keyboard



Be carefully, Keyboard slip connect with blue connector, plug it out lightly!



Keyboard been taken out.


Take over back again and start to disassemble screws in row.





Take out the back shelf.



Now start to replace the SSD.



Good. It rightly match with slot.



Assemble screws to fit the SSD.
May 13, 2011 6:30:26 AM

Done. Assemble back the shelf



Assemble the keyboard back.



assembled done. Switch on the PC, looking for disk....




Find RENICE X3 in the BIOS



Install system now




System installed finished.



Evaluate the SSD score, amazed me again, 7.8 scores. As far as i know, the highest is 7.9.




Test it with CDM, 261MB/249MB, good results!
May 14, 2011 5:19:54 PM

Wow, interesting. Is the purpose of this upgrade because you don't want to install an Intel X25-M or some other SSD? I guess with this mSSD you could continue to use a mechanical drive and have more storage space.
May 17, 2011 3:41:52 AM

pcunite said:
Wow, interesting. Is the purpose of this upgrade because you don't want to install an Intel X25-M or some other SSD? I guess with this mSSD you could continue to use a mechanical drive and have more storage space.



ya, i made the Renice mSATA SSD to be my system disk. the original HDD is for srorage space.
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