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I'm currently using a Lenovo x200s laptop, which I am very happy with. I have Linux installed, and I would like to upgrade the existing HD to use a solid state drive. I was wondering how I could find a good compatible SSD for this laptop.

Is there some standard size/configuration HD that this laptop supports?

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Any standard SATA SSD in the same form factor (I believe that laptop uses a 2.5" hard drive) should work fine. You could also use a 1.8" if you get a caddy.

More generally, there are next to no laptops on the market that aren't using standard drives. Any drive that is the same connection bus and form factor should work in place of any removable (that is, not soldered or otherwise fixed in place) hard drive on any laptop except in the extremely unlikely event the laptop is BIOS locked to only accept certain ones.

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Would SATA II or III also work with this laptop? – oneself Mar 31 '11 at 14:39
@oneself - It's SATA II. Nobody's shipped laptops with SATA I for years (maybe some cheap netbooks are using it) and I don't think anybody's shipping SATA III. That said, all SATA is supposed to be both backwards and forwards compatible - SATA is SATA. – Shinrai Mar 31 '11 at 14:52
Thank you very much, sir. – oneself Mar 31 '11 at 15:36
Agree - I've changed the HDD of my X200s to an intel Postville SSD, and it runs nicely! – Sam Apr 1 '11 at 8:06

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