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Question regarding HDD cables

2020-06-29, 19:40 PM

Hi all.

I recently purchased a Lenovo idepad 3 (15ARE05) and I wanted to add an HDD to it (It only came with 256gb SSD, which isn't nearly enough space for my needs). I looked up the parts and they're out of stock with Encompass - but I managed to find similar cables elsewhere that I could order.

 

Which brings me to my question: is it okay to use cables for similar series Lenovo laptops (other NBX0001xxxx series cables) with my ideapad 3? Or should I wait and see if Lenovo restocks the particular cables I need?

 

Thanks in advance!

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Question regarding HDD cables

2020-06-29, 23:10 PM
I forgot to include this in my original post but the MTM is 81W40015CF if that helps!
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Re:Question regarding HDD cables

2020-06-29, 23:48 PM

Hi Towergod,

 

Welcome to the Community Forums.

 

Checking with MTM 81W40015CF shows that you need:

 

PN 5C10S30052 HDD Cable L 81WB

PN 5B40S21982 HDD Bracket L 81WB

 

It would be 30 days wait in Lenovo encompass so it depends on your need.

 

Purchasing from Encompass have OEM guarantee for compatibility and durability.

 

Using the same part number for other resellers online makes compatibility closer but as third party source, we cannot guarantee it.

 

Personally, if its just a cable and bracket for a HDD then it doesn't have specific chips on it and only thing in question is the materials used. 

 

As a practice when we buy online with anything, best to check return options and buyer's review of the product getting good ratings and feedback would make you confident on what you are getting.

 

I hope this helps answer your query and helps you decide on it.

 

Regards

 



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