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Re: P50 Hard disk drive cable

2016-04-11, 18:42 PM

This is what the kit looks like if someone's interested :smileyhappy:

 

http://oi63.tinypic.com/23lbl13.jpg

 

Brgds...   /Thomas

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Re: P50 Hard disk drive cable

2016-04-11, 19:22 PM

So, screws are needed?

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Re: P50 Hard disk drive cable

2016-04-15, 16:24 PM

My order was shipped according to the email this morning. I first ordered on April 7th (or 6th on my local time), then the order was cancelled by some glitch. I reordered on April 11th, and now the email shows it was shipped on April 15th. 

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Re: P50 Hard disk drive cable

2016-04-15, 16:26 PM

I received my order at the beginning of this week. No screws are needed. Honestly, actually seeing what this kit is comprised of, I still can't understand why they wouldn't just include the parts with the laptop.

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Re: P50 Hard disk drive cable

2016-04-15, 16:38 PM

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I received my order at the beginning of this week. No screws are needed. Honestly, actually seeing what this kit is comprised of, I still can't understand why they wouldn't just include the parts with the laptop.

 

 


Possibly because of the freedom of configuring the storage usage. One can use three or two disks, or maybe most people won't upgrade the storage after purchasing. As you said, it should be cheaper if one order this cables while ordering the system as they are saving shipping fees I guess. I am not sure if my storage kit and system are shipped together in my case though.

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Re: P50 Hard disk drive cable

2016-04-21, 19:18 PM

Mine ordered on April 6th and got cancelled by a system glitch later, and then I reordered on April 11st with the P50. Now it is delivered on April 21st. See the shipment time line: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/P50-P70-shipping-thread/td-p/2251961/highlight/false/page/2

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Re: P50 Hard disk drive cable

2016-05-10, 15:02 PM

I just ordered a P50 yesterday 5/9/16, based on this forum I called customer service to see if or which part I needed to add the 2nd SSD but they said I don;t need anything. Has anyone received theirs recently? does it include the kit already? I'd like to know if I need to order it before my laptop arrives. Thanks!

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Re: P50 Hard disk drive cable

2016-05-10, 17:24 PM

There have been enough information in the recent discussions that you can find the part numbers for either a SATA SSD cable or the m.2 card thing. From my last order last month, I do have to order the cable thing separately. But things may change. Could you just chat with another CSR of Lenovo online with the part number to see if they really have the extra cable included? I really doubt it.

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Re: P50 Hard disk drive cable

2016-05-10, 20:41 PM

In response to requests from customers for assistance modifying P50 and P70 ThinkPad systems, Lenovo has made configuration information and drive kits available.

 

For more information, please see this Knowledge Base article: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/System-Configuration-Information-for-P50-and-P70-ThinkPads/ta-p/3324829

 

Thank you,

 

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Re: P50 Hard disk drive cable

2016-05-10, 22:20 PM

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For more information, please see this Knowledge Base article: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/System-Configuration-Information-for-P50-and-P70-ThinkPads/ta-p/3324829


Amy,

 

I posted a feedback comment on that KB article.  I think it would be very helpful if you could also provide actual ordering part numbers for the other items mentioned in the article, like you've done for the "storage kit".

 

Specifically, I think the article should provide the actual ordering part # for (a) P70 optical bay adapter for use as second 2.5" HDD/SDD, (b) P50 M.2 bay plastic trays, and (c) P70 M.2 bay thermal insulation pad (if that is different from the "sponge" included with the storage kit).

 

Having these other ordering part #'s available would be very helpful when doing a "search" to buy the right part on the Accessories site.

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