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Does drive caddy include rubber rails?

2014-02-03, 12:58 PM

I'm thinking of getting a drive caddy (0A65623) to install a second hard disk in my W520.

 

I presume the disk needs to be fitted with the small metal tray and rubber bumper rails to fit the caddy.

 

Are the tray and rubber rails included with the caddy?  If not, does anyone know the part number for them.

 

Thanks

 

KD

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Re: Does drive caddy include rubber rails?

2014-02-03, 17:06 PM
It does not use or need a tray or rails

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Re: Does drive caddy include rubber rails?

2014-02-05, 15:59 PM

Don't believe those guys. open your user's guide on page 96. you'll see there's an adaptor for 7mm hard drives only and another for 7mm and 9mm hard drives. The one you've got is the 12.7mm one that supports both 7mm and 9mm thus you need the rubber rails and the caddy (see illustration on user's guide page 96). the part number is 41v9756 for 9mm hard drives found here

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Re: Does drive caddy include rubber rails?

2014-02-05, 16:41 PM
Wait, what? I have a W520, and have used a drive caddy in the Ultrabay since Day 1, and have never heard of anyone using the rubber rails or caddy in it. The drive is not loose at all in the Ultrabay. I would check to make sure you know what you're saying before making such comments about a respected member of this community.
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Re: Does drive caddy include rubber rails?

2014-02-05, 17:04 PM

All one has to do is google the part number originally posted (0A65623). The first item is a picture of the ultra-bay drive caddy.

 

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Re: Does drive caddy include rubber rails?

2014-02-05, 18:14 PM

@combthins:

 

- If you're going to be using your laptop indoors and dust or aesthetics are not a worry, there are bay adaptors on amazon and ebay as low as around 10 bugs, and usually those adaptors have screws in it so you can just place and attach your hdd, no caddy, no rubber rails; But it has the disadvantage that it'll leave some gaps above and below the adaptor which, as mentioned, will affect aesthetics and will allow dust entering into that space.

 

- those w series laptops are machines that are evaluated to very stringent specifications so they can sustain some abuse working in outdoors thus the original adaptor you're looking for (0A65623) fits in perfectly and has a layer (plastic or something) so as to prevent dust entering and as you can see in the original lenovo description (in the third picture) it shows the hdd being placed with an additional and non included caddy, also you can see the reviewers complaining about the fact that the necessary rubber rails are not included, thus the need for the part number. see in Amazon there is an user video that shows the adaptor and the need of rails.

 

the required parts are:

 

for 9.5mm hdd: 41V9756 (description, amazon (caddy indluded))

for 7mm hdd: 04W1640 (description, ebay (caddy included))

 

 

::: In conclusion if you want to configure your computer the way it is meant to, go for the original part and grab the caddy and rails. If you want to save money and stay indoors grab a cheap adaptor and don't complain about gaps.

(However you do have the option of buying an newmodeUS caddy for 45+  (around the same price of the original one) and that one won't leave gaps nor will it require anything else (but it is somehow inferior to the original one for about the same price)

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Re: Does drive caddy include rubber rails?

2014-02-20, 18:35 PM

Thanks all.

 

Ultrabay drive adaptor 0A65623 has arrived and I can confirm that it does need the caddy and rubber rails.

 

Unbeknownst to me, the person ordering my new SSD bought it from Lenovo, so fortunately it came with the caddy and rails.  Seems nonsense that they are included with the disk rather than with the ultrabay adaptor.

 

In case anyone's thinking of getting by without the caddy, it's worth pointing out that there are some metal springs that press on the bottom of the disk, which probably wouldn't be a problem with an SSD, but if you tried to use an HDD without the caddy they would short out the circuit board that is exposed on the bottom of the HDD.

 

 

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