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EFrancis
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ThinkPad P52 storage kit

Hi,

 

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?

sclexman
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Re: ThinkPad P52 storage kit

EFrancis
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Re: ThinkPad P52 storage kit

Many thx, looks like the parts are out of stock until October so will have to wait until then.

pjg
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Re: ThinkPad P52 storage kit

Forget Lenovo.  I just order this from Amazon.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-4XB0L63274-HDD_bo-Thinkpad-Storage/dp/B01DXK5PAS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qi...

 

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...

nlandau
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Re: ThinkPad P52 storage kit

@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?

 

Thanks!

 

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Re: ThinkPad P52 storage kit


@EFrancis wrote:

Hi,

 

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.

pjg
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Re: ThinkPad P52 storage kit

@nlandau - Well, if you wait a few days, I will be able to confirm that this cable works. I don't know what the difference is but knowing how Lenovo works, I believe this is the same part.
EFrancis
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Re: ThinkPad P52 storage kit

I'm running Fedora on the P52 my intention is to the move the data of the 2tb drive onto another one and then reformat the drive once installed in the Fedora machine . 

nlandau
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Re: ThinkPad P52 storage kit

So, any luck confirming?

 

I'm thinking of getting the 4XB0L63274 part but not sure it'll work.

 

Thanks

pjg
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Message 10 of 13

Re: ThinkPad P52 storage kit

It has not arrived yet. I will post as soon as I get it... (I didn't pay for fast shipping!)

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