Found a piece of history in my parts bin today, this thing may be as old as my father isOld ass hardware thread?
bad bait, all fields
>>81457972You say that to all the OPs don't you?Forgive the handwriting, haven't had to write anything in ages
>>81457945That's a 3,5" FDD, they were making new computers with them as far back as mid 2000s.
>>81458625you sure?it's a lot bigger than the other 3.5"s I have in >>81458219unless I'm just getting my sizes messed around
>>81458625Yeah I'm dead certain that's a 5.25" drive
Looking to upgrade my Thinkpad T440s, but Im not sure what to go with. Should I stick to the thinkpads or try something new? Budget is about $400 and hoping to buy used.
>>81458808Did 3.5" drives even come with the little lever I thought it was an eject button on the 3.5" drive? But I'm also dead certain it's 5.25".
>>81459212I would stick to thinkpads, and honestly, if you have one of the i7 models it should be fine to just slap in a bit more RAM unless you're already hitting 16GBSome of the newer thinkpads have some pretty good hardware though, that said, I still run a T61 for portable needsI did have an HP elitebook for a little while and the thing did a decent job for what it was, the batter didn't live too long howeverCheck the local small scale mom and pop shops, a lot of the ones here will take used hardware, tune it up and resell it for dirt cheap, if you can't find something better than that T440s you may be better sticking to just that or trying to get a desktop
>>81459259From what I recall, 5.25s had a lever while 3.5s had the buttonI kinda prefer the 3.5s just for the solid disc case in all honesty, not that they're much use now with the size limits, was just a cool format