ThinkPad 128 GB Solid State Drive transforms data storage and offers improved performance and reliability

Lenovo United States Hardware Announcement 108-535
August 26, 2008

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The ThinkPad® 128 GB1 Solid State Drive (SSD) option incorporates nonvolatile flash memory technology for worry-free and speedy storage of your valuable data. Additional features include:

  • Improved performance compared to standard 5400 rpm and 7200 rpm mobile standard hard drives
  • Large 128 GB storage capacity
  • Noiseless operation
  • Improved reliability and system battery life compared to standard hard drives since there are no moving parts
  • Lighter weight than standard hard drives
1Hard drive: GB = billion bytes.  Accessible capacity is less.

For technical support:

  • Call the Support Center at 800-426-7378


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The ThinkPad 128 GB Solid State Drive (SSD) is an ideal data storage solution that offers improved performance and reliability. It uses speedy nonvolatile memory and no moving parts, instead of the standard hard drive's spinning platters and moving heads. This drive is supported on selected ThinkPad systems such as the X301.

This option includes an adaptive cover that can be removed for insertion into the hard drive bay of the ThinkPad X301 system.

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Refer to the Hardware requirements section for a list of supported systems.

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September 2008

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Additional information

All offers are subject to availability. Lenovo® reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice. Lenovo is not responsible for photographic or typographic errors.

Lenovo makes no representation or warranty regarding third-party products or services.

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Description                            Number
ThinkPad 128 GB Solid State Drive      43N3406

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ThinkPad 128 GB Solid State Drive (43N3406)

Technical information

  • 5-mm (1.8-in) hard drive
  • 1.8-inch to 2.5-inch adaptive cover for installation in selected 2.5-inch ThinkPad hard drive bays
  • Up to 128 GB formatted capacity
  • 512 bytes/sector
  • Enhanced ECC
  • High-performance, low power consumption, and small form factor
Performance specifications
  • Interface: Serial ATA
  • Formatted capacity: Up to 128 GB
  • Interface transfer rate: 3.0 Gb/sec
  • Performance of Sequential read sector: 90 MB/s
  • Performance of Sequential write sector: 70 MB/s
Physical specifications
  • Approximate height: 5 mm (.20 in) (when installed inside included adaptive cover)
  • Approximate width: 54 mm (2.13 in) (when installed inside included adaptive cover)
  • Approximate depth: 78 mm (3.07 in) (when installed inside included adaptive cover)
  • Approximate weight (maximum): 40 g (0.088 lb) (when installed inside included adaptive cover)
Operating environment
  • Temperature: 0° to 70° C (32° to 158° F)
  • Relative humidity: 0° to 55° C/90-98% RH, 240 hr
Agency approvals
  • CE
  • UL
  • CSA
  • TUV
  • BSMI
  • C-Tick


Hardware requirements

The ThinkPad 128 GB Solid State Drive is supported on the following ThinkPad systems:

Description                       type                      Model
ThinkPad X301                     All                       All

Note: The ThinkPad 128 GB Solid State Drive option is supported only on selected ThinkPad systems. Also, the 40Y8725 ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter is not supported for usage with the 43N3406 ThinkPad 128 GB Solid State Drive.

Software requirements

The following operating systems are supported:

  • Microsoft® Windows® XP
  • Microsoft Windows Vista

Some configurations may not be compatible.


Continuous use of the ThinkPad 128 GB Solid State Drive, such when reading long video files, will impact system battery life.

Planning information

Cable orders required


Installation time

Approximately 15 minutes


One box

Shipment group
  • ThinkPad 128 GB Solid State Drive assembly
  • Removable adaptive cover
  • Publications

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of the system in which it is installed.

Terms and conditions

Field-installable                             Yes
Customer setup                                Yes 
Warranty period*                              1 year
Service type                                  CRU
Maintenance agreement                         No
Optional upgrade                              No 
Licensed programs                             No

All other terms and conditions are the same as those applicable to the Lenovo machine type in which the feature is installed.

* To obtain copies of the Lenovo Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your reseller or call Lenovo. In the United States, call 800-426-7378, or write to:

Warranty Information
500 Park Offices Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Attn: Dept ZPYA/B500

Help and service information - Features and options

During the warranty period, support for a warranty related issue can be obtained by accessing Lenovo's online services (requires Internet access account, not included) or calling the Support Center, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to answer any questions regarding your new Lenovo option. Response time will vary depending on the number and nature of calls received. If you need warranty service, return or exchange is available. In addition, if your Lenovo option is installed in an Lenovo computer, you may be entitled to service at your location. For general questions related to the use of your options, fee-based support is available. Your technical support representative can help you determine the best alternative.

Accessing Lenovo online services
Placing the call to Lenovo

Use one of the following numbers when calling Lenovo for technical support:

  • Within the United States, call the Support Center at 800-426-7378.
  • Within Canada
    • For support, call HelpPC at 800-565-3344.
    • For more information or to place an order, call 800-465-7999.
  • Outside the United States and Canada, contact your HelpWare® number, your place of purchase, or your local sales office.

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DescriptionPart numberList price*
ThinkPad 128GB Solid State Drive43N3406$1,249.00

* List price does not include tax or shipping and is subject to change without notice. Reseller prices may vary.


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