IBM ThinkPad T41: Upgrading RAM and HDD
My current laptop is an IBM ThinkPad T41. It replaced the T22 which was stolen.
At the time, many people donated cash to help me replace this unit. It was much
appreciated. I’m reaching the limit of the HDD and the RAM. Some things crawl to
a halt as I run queries on the FreshPorts
The RAM (at 256MB) is slowing me down when I’m running X.
My plan has always been to replace this laptop with an Apple, when it dies. So in the meantime,
I think upgrading the RAM and the HDD is the best approach.
According to Lenovo
The laptop is an IBM ThinkPad T41 (model 2378 DMU). According to the Lenovo website, these are my
The biggest fastest drive is a “100GB 5400rpm hard drive”, which sells for
The hardware options
are clearly laid out.
The RAM options
512MB for US$65
1GB for US$143
Going for the 100GB HDD and the 1GB RAM, that’s roughly US$340 plus shipping and taxes. But let’s look at parts
from elsewhere. I’ll also open up the laptop and see what RAM and HDD is already in there. But, for what it’s worth,
dmesg shows: ad0: 28615MB <IC25N030ATMR04 0 MOAOAD4A> at ata0-master UDMA100
I will post more details