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digdugbug

Member Since 25 Feb 2008
Offline Last Active Oct 28 2011 05:50 AM
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In Topic: Lenovo Thinkpad T420/T520/W520

13 June 2011 - 06:21 AM

Hi, just received the new thinkpad W520, and I wondered if OSX would run on it ?
Has anyone tried ?


I have not tried. But I am very interested. So much so that I am purchasing a GT 430 to test out in my desktop hackintosh to make sure I can get QE QC plus OpenCL to work first before getting a W520. There will be other issues but that looks like the biggest one. I am willing to purchase a W520 from lenovo and return it if is doesn't work. I am willing to go Ubuntu on it, possibly. My fav desktop Unix is still OSX.

Others have reported success with the GT 430 (Quadro 1000M ish) so I am hopeful.

The current MacBook Pros only support 8GB and a single drive which is ridiculous. The W520 supports 32GB of ram and 3 drives! 32GB isn't possible with the DRAM that is in the channel. So the only sane setup is 16GB, that is what I would populate it with. RAID 0 2XX MB SSD with a 1TB backup drive (rsync cron job). Please VMWare port Workstation to the Mac, Fusion is a toy!!

I currently run a MacBook Poly as my main machine with an SSD is the optibay and an 640GB HD in the main slot. The SSD is my main drive.

I haven't used them but look at ##### and #####. It might take some magics to make work. Please report back if the boot discs get very far.

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