08-13-2018 08:30 AM - edited 08-13-2018 08:41 AM
I recently purchased a Thinkpad P52 in the UK and am in the process of moving all my data over from an old macbook pro. I have a 2tb HDD in the MAC Book pro that I would like to move to the new Thinkpad however I need the barcket and cable so I can install the hard drive. How can I get this kit I see there is a kit for the P50 and P71 but I don't see one for the P52. Is it the same kit for the thinkpad P52?
08-13-2018 08:49 AM - edited 08-13-2018 08:51 AM
09-12-2018 05:19 AM
Forget Lenovo. I just order this from Amazon.
It is the same connector for P50, P51 and now P52. You are only missing the railing kit.
Very annoying that Lenovo did not include the connector in the laptop even if you don't order one, or at least have the option on the customize page...
09-12-2018 11:30 AM
@pjg how can I know for sure that this part will work for installing a standard SATAIII 2.5" SSD in my P52 as it does for the P50, P51 etc.?
It doesn't state this explicitily anywhere and I can't seem to find any official response online from Lenovo regarding this issue...
What's the difference between this 4XB0L63274 part (If I order it off ebay or Amazon for example), and the two parts that @sclexman linked to? (btw, what's the difference between these two as well? the 29 and 30? and why are they out of stock for so long?
09-12-2018 02:42 PM
I recently purchased a Thinkpad P52 in the UK and am in the process of moving all my data over from an old macbook pro. I have a 2tb HDD in the MAC Book pro that I would like to move to the new Thinkpad
Assuming you've solved the cable/bracket issues and can actually use the physical drive in the P52, are you planning on just using the drive directly, or are you going to go through a transfer process from some kind of backup or image of the data when it was in the MacBook Pro, to its new location inside the P52 where presmuably you would have first re-formatted the drive to one or more NTFS partitions using MBR or GPT partitioning (MBR would also work since the drive is not larger than 2TB)?
File systems (other than FAT32) on Macs aren't usable on Windows PC. So while the physical drive may be usable as storage after deleting all existing partitions and creating new NTFS one(s) whle running Windows (say using something like MiniTool Partition Wizard) its current Mac-compliant contents are not directly usable as-is.
09-12-2018 08:35 PM