My x60s laptops come with about 1-2mm higher 2.5" HDD than newer x220 models. This is totally stupid when one would like to reuse the old drive in the newer laptops. I bought newer 2.5" 320 Intel SSDs and they seem to have such 1-2mm gap to unscrew but I am unsure whether it is meant for opening.
Could someone instruct what to do here? Look the manufacturer has started changing the old good 2.5" drives into slightly different versions, now it means slow compability issues to fix or totally new 2.5" drives.
Ideas how to proceed?
A) Is there any way of Unscrewing newer 320 drives or are some other versions of 2.5" drives meant for x220? Does there exist some sort of racks to get drives working between different comps?
B) Perhaps booting from laplink is currently the easiest solution to get things working when changing harddrives between comps? More about laplinks' usage in backuping the fresh W-OS here to your server.
Intel 320 SSD and X220 related issues
Some hacks here, shop here, more screws here, a physical hack here to the x220 slot and perhaps related marketing (it looks like my ultra SLIM Seagate in X220, stupid idea -- reuse to the best, I would have chosen different laptop if I have known this...)
Summary M2 3mm screw with an OEM head of less than 3.5mm wide -- to get the Intel 320 SSDs to X220 which voids your warranty (or avoid the monopolies).