Purchasing a Thinkpad t530 with extras


Aug 25, 2012
I'm buying a Thinkpad t530 from Lenovo's website. I'm also buying some parts from amazon to install myself to reduce the cost.

The Thinkpad t530 I'm ordering has these specs.

• Intel Core i5-3320M Processor (3M Cache, up to 3.30 GHz)
• Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
• Windows 7 Home Premium 64 - English
• 15.6" HD+ (1600 x 900) LED Backlit AntiGlare Display, Mobile Broadband Ready
• NVIDIA NVS 5400M Graphics with Optimus Technology, 1GB DDR3 Memory
• 4 GB DDR3 - 1600MHz (1 DIMM)
• Keyboard Backlit - US English
• UltraNav without Fingerprint Reader
• 720p HD Camera with Microphone
• 320GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm
• DVD Recordable
• Express Card Slot & 4-in-1 Card Reader & Bezel
• 9 Cell Li-Ion TWL 70++
• 90W AC Adapter - US (2pin)
• ThinkPad 1x1 b/g/n
• Mobile Broadband upgradable
• Publication - US English

Now I plan on purchasing the following items from amazon and installing them myself. My question is would all of these parts work inside my T530?

Western Digital WD Scorpio Black 750 GB SATA 3 GB/s 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Internal Bulk/OEM 2.5-Inch Mobile Hard Drive (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004I9J5OG/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A23NVCSO4PYH3S)

SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7PC128B/WW

Kingston ValueRAM 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 (PC3-12800) Non-ECC CL11 SODIMM Notebook Memory (KVR16S11/8)

NEW SATA 2nd HDD caddy for 12.7mm Universal CD/DVD-ROM

I'm going to install the 8gb of ram. Would I be able to use the 4gb stick in the other slot aswell?

I'm going to put the SSD in the hard drive slot. The 750gb HDD will go in to the caddy and replace the DVD drive. Would these hard drives work the t530?

Thanks a lot.