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== IBM UltraBase X2 ==
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== X2 UltraBase ==
The IBM UltraBase X2 is a portable dock for the X20 to X24 series ThinkPads providing extra ports as well as the originally missing drives and a set of stereo speakers. Together with the ThinkPad it forms a solid unit approximately double the height of the ThinkPad alone. Containing a builtin floppy drive and a [[UltraBay|UltraBay 2000]] slot, it provides flexibility in drive choice. It's important to note that the Ultrabay 2000 slot is not compatible with the secondary battery. Also, the UltraBase X2 doesn't provide a second docking port as the original [[UltraBase]] did, hence you can't dock the UltraBase to any of the other docking solutions.
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The X2 UltraBase is a portable dock for the X20 to X24 series ThinkPads providing extra ports as well as the originally missing drives and a set of stereo speakers. Together with the ThinkPad it forms a solid unit approximately double the height of the ThinkPad alone. Containing a builtin floppy drive and a [[Ultrabay|Ultrabay 2000]] slot, it provides flexibility in drive choice. It's important to note that the Ultrabay 2000 slot is not compatible with the secondary battery. Also, the UltraBase X2 doesn't provide a second docking port as the original [[UltraBase]] did, hence you can't dock the UltraBase to any of the other docking solutions.
  
 
=== Features ===
 
=== Features ===
 
* Passthrough ports:
 
* Passthrough ports:
** Serial (DB9-M)
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** [[Serial Port|Serial (DB9-M)]]
** Parallel (DB25-F)
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** [[Parallel Port|Parallel (DB25-F)]]
** PS2-mouse
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** [[PS/2 Port|Combined PS/2 Mouse + Keyboard]]
* Floppy disk drive (1.44MB)
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* DC Power - in
* UltraBay 2000 slot
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* Floppy disk drive (1.44 MB)
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* [[Ultrabay|Ultrabay 2000]] slot
 
* Stereo speakers
 
* Stereo speakers
 
* Kensington security hole
 
* Kensington security hole
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* Weight ~1.0 kg
  
 
===Pros & Cons===
 
===Pros & Cons===
* Positives: Expansion capability, portable
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* Positives: Expansion capability, portable, hot-docking support
 
* Negatives: makes the ThinkPad quite thick, no extra docking port
 
* Negatives: makes the ThinkPad quite thick, no extra docking port
 
* Compatibility: {{X20}}, {{X21}}, {{X22}}, {{X23}}, {{X24}}
 
* Compatibility: {{X20}}, {{X21}}, {{X22}}, {{X23}}, {{X24}}
* Warranty: Three Years
 
 
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* [http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-43701 IBM Website for UltraBase X2]
 
* [http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-43701 IBM Website for UltraBase X2]
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==UltraBay 2000==
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==Ultrabay 2000==
The UltraBay 2000 slot in this dock is a full featured one and supports hot swapping with all UltraBay 2000 drives. However, the Ultrabay 2000 battery pack is NOT supported.
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The Ultrabay 2000 slot in this dock is a full featured one and supports hot swapping with all Ultrabay 2000 drives. However, the Ultrabay 2000 battery pack is NOT supported.
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==Configuration for ejecting and inserting the UltraBase==
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Here are some scripts to [[How_to_hotswap_the_UltraBase|hotswap the UltraBase]].
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[[Category:Docking Solutions]]

Latest revision as of 19:24, 24 March 2020

UltraBase X2

X2 UltraBase

The X2 UltraBase is a portable dock for the X20 to X24 series ThinkPads providing extra ports as well as the originally missing drives and a set of stereo speakers. Together with the ThinkPad it forms a solid unit approximately double the height of the ThinkPad alone. Containing a builtin floppy drive and a Ultrabay 2000 slot, it provides flexibility in drive choice. It's important to note that the Ultrabay 2000 slot is not compatible with the secondary battery. Also, the UltraBase X2 doesn't provide a second docking port as the original UltraBase did, hence you can't dock the UltraBase to any of the other docking solutions.

Features

Pros & Cons

  • Positives: Expansion capability, portable, hot-docking support
  • Negatives: makes the ThinkPad quite thick, no extra docking port
  • Compatibility: X20, X21, X22, X23, X24

Ultrabay 2000

The Ultrabay 2000 slot in this dock is a full featured one and supports hot swapping with all Ultrabay 2000 drives. However, the Ultrabay 2000 battery pack is NOT supported.


Configuration for ejecting and inserting the UltraBase

Here are some scripts to hotswap the UltraBase.