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Re: P50 Hard disk drive cable

2016-03-22, 20:47 PM

Again, very dissapointed with Lenovo.

 

I contacted IBM parts, and they informed me that the 00UR836 cable is unavailable, and they have no idea when it will be available. They also couldn't give me a price on the parts. In additon, If I hadn't upgraded (at a rediculous price) to the M.2 SSD (solid state Harddrive), the computer would have come standard with both the 00UR835 and 00UR836 cables.

 

I already paid for the upgrade, which excluded these parts, they had better give these out for free!

 

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Re: P50 Hard disk drive cable

2016-03-23, 19:16 PM

They seem to be doing the opposite of giving this cable out for free...

 

A couple of weeks ago, I contacted IBM Spare Parts and was quoted 4.92€ for the 00UR835 cable. I did not order at that time because delivery was estimated to be around 6 weeks, so I figured I'd wait until Lenovo sorted out their supply chain issues.

 

Now I hear the cable can be ordered for 94€, a 20 fold increase in price and then I'd still have to somehow find the accompanying bracket!

 

If anyone from Lenovo is reading this, I feel we're entitled to a clear update. At this point I'm downright insulted.

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Re: P50 Hard disk drive cable

2016-03-23, 20:36 PM

That is insane!

 

I guess they would call it supply and demand pricing.

 

That $105US dollars!

 

At that price it's cheaper to do what I did, return the laptop without the 512GB hard  disk and order one with it, and then throw away the hard drive!

 

The cost to them would be much higher for all the shipping and processing of returned laptops.

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Re: P50 Hard disk drive cable

2016-03-24, 13:52 PM

Hello! I just received my Lenovo P50 with an SSD. I'd like to put an HDD on the second bay and add a smartcard reader, however, According to the Maintenance Manual, I need a cable to connect to the HDD sata port, where can I get the part numbers and the components themselves? Best Regards Roosembert Palacios

 

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Re: P50 Hard disk drive cable

2016-03-24, 14:33 PM

remove the cover and see if the hdd cable is there, video there to help you 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cQvx4FO_N0

 

i dont know the part no but hope the video will help you

 

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Re: P50 Hard disk drive cable

2016-03-24, 15:53 PM
Oh man, welcome to the party.

Your best bet is contacting IBM Parts CH, you need HDD cable CRU 00UR835, estimated delivery time 3 to 6 weeks IF you can get it.

Price, who knows. It was 4.9€ at one point, now it's 94€. You'll also need some sort of HDD bracket which is simply not available at this time or MacGyver your own solution with a few strips of rubber to steady the HDD.

Good luck...
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Re: P50 Hard disk drive cable

2016-03-26, 17:45 PM

The caddy is listed on acution site now.

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Re: P50 Hard disk drive cable

2016-03-26, 17:53 PM

Yes! that would be great if the system came with the required cable in you video. When I picked the M.2 type drive and paid extra for the upgrade, It didn't tell me that the 2.5" propietary cable was required now as it would have just been included without the upgrade, This would now need to be ordered. Which you cannot even order.. and even if you could the price has been dramatically increased! Shame on you guys at Lenovo.. Very dissapointed

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Solutions! And an extra to sell

2016-03-27, 21:38 PM

I went pillar to post on this issue in order to install a second drive in my P50.  First I have a 00UR798 drive caddy to sell.  Tech support suggested I needed this and definitely do not for a 2.5" ssd.  I now have this but dont need it.  IBM charged more to ship the thing than it cost.  will sell at my cost.  Second, the 00UR835 cables are available in Germany.  Price shipped it 43.99 Euro.  They will ship to the US.  Please PM me if you want to buy the unneeded drive caddy (which is needed if you are installing the small form factor ssds, but not the 2.5").

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Re: P50 Hard disk drive cable

2016-03-31, 15:26 PM

Hope this helps

 

It appears somone in lenovo was listening as a new part just appeared in the US store

ThinkPad Mobile Workstation Storage Kit Part number: 4XB0L63274

http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/itemdetails/4XB0L63274/460/7EF7D50A5A7047049A355BF42AAF3C5C#overview

Is $14:99 and contains 

Sponge with sticker for Hard Drive for P50
SATA Data cables for P50
Hard Driver Bracket for both P50 and P70

 

Techsheet https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/options_iso/tp_mobile_ws_storage_kit_4xb0l63274.pdf

kudos to the listening ones, whom ever they may be.

 

As is tradition neither the support technician, parts or customer support reps were aware it was available.

I stumbled on to it as I was searching for options.

The cable 00UR835 is still a ridiculous $127 on the parts site and contained within this $14.99 kit. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

 

Hope this saves others some frustration ;)

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