Jonathan Simpson on 4 Aug 2011 16:24:07 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Thinkpad T42 hard drive replacement
read this first. T4x are particular about their drives due to the active protection system they implement. This shuts down the drive when a change in velocity is detected to attempt to prevent physical damage. Doesn't always work, though, as you found out.

On 8/4/2011 6:08 PM, JP Vossen wrote:
A friend asked me to look at a Thinkpad T42 she dropped
which now hangs just before the WinXP login screen. It looks
like the heads crashed when it hit the floor as a BartPE
chkdsk finds tons of errors and claims to run out of disk
space before it can fix them all.

So replacing the disk then installing Ubuntu may be an
option (so I'm marginally on-topic :), but before I do that
I want to make sure the new drive will work. Replacing that
exact drive is $135 if you go by the IBM part number
(13N6877), $40-60 if you go by the Fujitsu part number
(MHT2060AH), or $54 for a 80G drive that I hope will Just
Work (WD800BEVE

So are these 13N6877/MHT2060AH vs. WD800BEVE 2.5" ATA-6/PATA
drives pin-compatible? I already checked and physically they
are fine. I'm pretty sure this is OK, but just checking...


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