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2102 ultrabay sata iii wd blue hdd not working

2017-11-05, 9:28 AM

Hi,

 

The topic isn't new but I haven't found the solution yet. Some time ago (about 2 months) my sata ii (3gb/s) seagate momentus strated freezing, but since last 3 years it was working fine. I thought it's broken. I boughts new sata iii wd blue 1 tb. And this one is not working at all with my ultrabay (not original) drive. Only works very olg 80gb seagate 1,5gb/s sata I hdd. If I put seagate momentus (the previous one) it shows the disk but system freeze.  The same with the new one. BIOS recognizes new wd blue but tests keeps houres (its veeery slow). What could be the problem? The adapter is broken in some way or wd blue doesnt fits. The same is with another sata ii hdd (nothging at all) and with sata iii samsung 840 ssd (only once it shows in explorer) - then nothing. System doesnt see modern disks at all and freezes.

 

Wd blue of course works fine plugged into hdd0.

 

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Re: 2102 ultrabay sata iii wd blue hdd not working

2017-11-06, 7:47 AM

Hello,

 

Are you using a geniune Lenovo UltraBay adapter?  I have found that the third-party ones bought online don't work nearly as well.  As for the drive, is it installed into a drive caddy that is then plugged into the UltraBay adapter?  The drive caddy has plastic on the bottom to prevent the drive's circuit board from coming into contact with the UltraBay adapter, which can cause intermittent shorts leading to poor drive behavior.

 

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Aryeh Goretsky

 



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Re: 2102 ultrabay sata iii wd blue hdd not working

2017-11-06, 9:14 AM
Thanks for the reply! It sounds wise and I thinks that could be the problem. I've ordered original adapter. Previous one started working after I've shocked it;))) But just for a while:(( So the problem was really the quality of "eBay" type adapters (mean cheap)... It can be an advice for new buyers...
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