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sebhuarte1
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NEW THINKPAD P SERIES

I'm going to buy this Thinkpad P Series (below is the configuration). I want to know if I can add an extra HDD (Seagate 2 TB laptop HDD SATA III 2.5" Internal Bare Drive 9,5 mm). It comes with a 500 GB HDD, but it's too small and the SSD's still are too expensive. So my question is if can have the original 500 GB HDD and add an extra 2 TB HDD.

 

 

  • Processor: Intel Core i7-6700HQ Processor (6MB Cache, up to 3.50GHz)
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64
  • Operating System Language: Windows 10 Pro 64 English
  • Display: 15.6 FHD(1920x1080) IPS Non-Touch
  • Memory: 16GB DDR4-2133MHz SODIMM
  • Graphic Card: NVIDIA Quadro M1000M 4GB
  • Base: NVIDIA Quadro M1000M 4GB
  • Camera: 720p HD Camera with Microphone
  • Keyboard: Keyboard with Number Pad - English
  • Security Features: Integrated Fingerprint Reader
  • Security Chip: Software TPM Enabled
  • First Hard Disk Drive: 500GB HD 7200RPM
  • Total Hard Drive Capacity: 500GB
  • Power Cord: 170W AC Adapter - US(2pin)
  • Battery: 6 Cell Li-Polymer Battery 90Wh
  • Wireless: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC(2x2) 8260, Bluetooth Version 4.1 No vPro
  • Display Panel: 15.6" FHD(1920x1080),no Touch,2D Camera,with Mic,no Color Sensor,with WLAN and WWAN antenna
  • Language Pack: Publication - English
  • Warranty: 1 Year Depot or Carry-in
  • Business cases : ThinkPad Professional Slim Topload Case - Up to 15.6"

 

THANKS!!!

DAVader
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Re: NEW THINKPAD P SERIES


 

Max acceptable height for an HDD is 7mm (P50/P70) in the 2.5" bay:

 

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But the P70 has a 9.5 mm optical drive that can be replaced with an HDD. Hopefully, somebody who has actually replaced the DVD with an HDD can confirm that a 9.5 mm HDD can indeed be installed there.

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jdrodrig
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Re: NEW THINKPAD P SERIES

someone posted the psref link already, which I think it has the answer you are looking for. I just wanted to add, that if in a budget, it could make sense to look at the outlet website, http://outlet.lenovo.com/outlet_us/, from time to time they have good prices for refurbished units, if that is something you are willing to consider (same warranty as brand new I believe).

rvcjew
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Re: NEW THINKPAD P SERIES

You can fit a 9.5mm in there if you alter the tabs on the back panel but this is not advised (the 7mm already is a tight fit), I just put this 2TB 7mm HDD in mine with the storage kit no issue. You will need the storage kit to add another drive as the laptop will only come with one cable and drive padding.

http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/itemdetails/4XB0L63274/460/A1CE2C117ED94C518F7BE3531B18514C

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LX13P71/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Malcolm
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sebhuarte1
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Re: NEW THINKPAD P SERIES

Sorry, I'm confused, did you put the 2 TB HDD 7 mm where the original one (500 GB in my configuration) fit? Or did you install it in another bay? Sorry, I didn't get where you put the extra HDD.

 

Thanks!

sebhuarte1
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Re: NEW THINKPAD P SERIES

Thanks for the advice!

practical
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Re: NEW THINKPAD P SERIES

BTW:  The latest Seagate 2 TB Barracuda drives are supposed to be 7mm in depth therefore, ought to work fine as a replacement for the hard drive shipped with your unit.

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P70, Xeon 1505 CPU, 64 GB ECC RAM, Samsung 970 Pro 1 TB + 512 GB NVMe Drives, 1 TB HDD, DVD-RW, 4 K Display, NVIDIA Quadro M4000
W700 model 2757-CTO (8 GB RAM, Crucial MX-100 SSD + Hitachi TravelStar 1 TB 7200 RPM Drives, Bluray R/W, NVIDIA Quadro FX3700M, WUXGA); Windows 7 Ultimate SP-1, W700 Mini-Dock
rvcjew
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Re: NEW THINKPAD P SERIES


@practical wrote:

BTW:  The latest Seagate 2 TB Barracuda drives are supposed to be 7mm in depth therefore, ought to work fine as a replacement for the hard drive shipped with your unit.


That is what I linked too FYI.

 

Malcolm

I own a Y510p SLI (retired), Yoga 2 Pro, X220T, P50 4K (sold), X1C5
rvcjew
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Re: NEW THINKPAD P SERIES


@sebhuarte1 wrote:

Sorry, I'm confused, did you put the 2 TB HDD 7 mm where the original one (500 GB in my configuration) fit? Or did you install it in another bay? Sorry, I didn't get where you put the extra HDD.

 

Thanks!


I have the 2TB in the second bay as my first is using the oem 256GB m.2 .

 

Malcolm

I own a Y510p SLI (retired), Yoga 2 Pro, X220T, P50 4K (sold), X1C5
sebhuarte1
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Re: NEW THINKPAD P SERIES

If I configure the Thinkpad P50 with 500 GB, using the P/N 4XB0L63274 can I put an extra 2 TB Seagate 2 mm Barracuda? I've been trying to figure out it in the maintainance manual and it's not so clear, but it seems it should be like that m2 "slots" (or bays, named as "slot 2" and "slot 3") can be used as "slot 1" and put a SATA HDD (and the first "slot 0" would be the original 500 GB). The question is if I need an extra cable or P/N besides the P/N 4XB0L63274 and if my guess is right :-) regarding that slots "2" and "3" can be used as "slot 1" for a SATA HDD.

 

 

Thanks for helping!!!

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