The memory upgrade for my old T41 arrived today – an extra 1GB of RAM to take it to a total of 1.5GB. It’s a small module (less than 5cm long and only a couple of millimetres thick) … ThinkPad memory typically comes in a 10cm long cardboard box, and they had packed this in a 30cm long box – and it was delivered by a truck large enough for us to move house with – talk about overkill!
Anyway, only took a couple of minutes to upgrade and the performance boost was immediately noticable – I think the T41 will do well (although I would have loved to get a new X61!). Now I just have to load all the software I’ll need and make sure I’ve got it set up to handle the data requirements. I also need to make sure I can download the photos and have a backup drive available. I’ve already upgraded the internal hard drive to 80GB, and I’ll take one of two spare 80GB 2.5″ hard drives as backups – paranoia is a good data management strategy I find.