Lenovo T61P bios mod request - remove the 1.5Gbps SATA-II capping to allow 3Gbps mode

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by nando4, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. nando4

    nando4 MDL Junior Member

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    #1 nando4, Jul 1, 2009
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2010
  2. wiredone

    wiredone MDL Novice

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    bump for this for sure...

    hate it when manufacturers rip people off

    and this is affecting ALOT of people.
     
  3. schwags

    schwags MDL Novice

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    Please? I know this can be done!
     
  4. fabse

    fabse MDL Novice

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    serious paid offer

    hi, we really would like to see this happen. i'd be willing to offer at least $1000 for the one who offers a working bios flash for the lenovo thinkpad t61/t61p where the sata limitation is lifted and we can use sata 2. i guess others would be willing to pay sth. as well and we could raise some money to get this done. if it takes a few days for a serious programmer it should be a fair solution for everybody.

    anybody interested?
     
  5. OldMX

    OldMX MDL Senior Member

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    Relax, i bet the laptop wont even top the sata 1 speed, check it with hdtune.
     
  6. RJARRRPCGP

    RJARRRPCGP MDL Member

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    Unfortunately, there's a chance that it's running at PATA speeds. :(
     
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  7. OldMX

    OldMX MDL Senior Member

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    Download HDTune and run the bench, then post a screenshot please.
     
  8. schwags

    schwags MDL Novice

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    #8 schwags, Mar 31, 2010
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    I am using an SSD and I am getting capped at the SATA-I speed, actually below a little bit, not sure if there is some overhead or what. This drive can go WAAAY faster if the limit was not there. Someone please?!
     
  9. SLICuser

    SLICuser MDL Novice

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    I think you need to re-read the spec sheets from Intel.

    ICH8 = 6 SATA II 3GBS ports Via 4X PCIe interconnects. Max throughput (all ports) 8000 Mb/s.

    ICH8M = 3 SATA Ports VIA 1X PCIe Interconnect. Max throughput (all ports) 2000 Mb/s.
     
  10. nando4

    nando4 MDL Junior Member

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