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maxxxpayne
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Registered: ‎07-22-2011
Location: UK
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Message 1 of 8

UltraBay/Caddy for W520?

Assuming that Levovo still hasn't got a ultrabasy specifically designed for the w520, which is a shame...

See, there are plenty of caddies on eBay, like:


1. NEW SATA hard drive Bay LENOVO Thinkpad T520 W520 DV16 | eBay from ny-compu-tek
2. 2nd hard drive Caddy F Lenovo Thinkpad T420 W520 T520 | eBay from xijiaokeji
3. eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace from partslot-aus and
4. 2nd HDD hard drive Caddy F Lenovo Thinkpad T420 W520 | eBay from uq511

And then there are more expensive ones at $47 like the one from NewmodeUS: 2nd HDD or SSD Caddy - Lenovo ThinkPad W520, W510, T510 [TP-W510-T510] - $46.75 : NewmodeUS, Hard Dr...

Question is which one would you recommend. I'm looking for one that not only lives up to the full SATA III potential, but also something that fits well and matches W520's external color and texture too.

Thanks.

stackz07
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Registered: ‎07-26-2011
Location: United States
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Re: UltraBay/Caddy for W520?

I bought the first one you listed off of e-bay. The adaptor seems rock solid so far. The hard drive I put it in are giving me some problems though!

 

You can see this thread about the problem in W Series I put a Crucial C300 in it and I am occasionally get some stuttering. But I can't imagine this has anything to do with the adaptor, and I believe the smart people here have already provided me with a solution. I am just waiting one more day before I marked it "solved"

 

maxxxpayne
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Re: UltraBay/Caddy for W520?

Hi,

Thanks for the information.

 

Just to clarify, the adaptor fits your w520 without any visible gap and the texture matches the w520 texture and color?

 

Thanks!

eos
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Re: UltraBay/Caddy for W520?

I bought one from ebay, and no HD will fit in it,

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/220774879623?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

Basically, the HD wont slide over the SATA connectors as they are at a very slight angle.

I sent the seller a complaint that neither the original HD nor a new HD will fit in the caddy, but they did not reply.

When put in the W520, there is a gap.

maxxxpayne
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Re: UltraBay/Caddy for W520?

Ouch! Seems that you were unlucky as the caddy is 9.5mm... I believe that the w520 takes a 12.5mm caddy.

 

Cheers.

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Re: UltraBay/Caddy for W520?

This one works properly. Too much discussion for such a small cost item.

 

http://www.newmodeus.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_7&products_id=400


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eos
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Re: UltraBay/Caddy for W520?

If you are in Europe, the shipping is almost as much as the product.  Then if there is a problem, and you have to ship it back.  Anyone know of a european distributor for a decent caddy?

shan_mcarthur
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Message 8 of 8

Re: UltraBay/Caddy for W520?

I have the newmodus caddy too.  Rock solid, fits nicely, no issues at all.  I highly recommend that Lenovo goes and buys that design since their existing engineers can't come up with a caddy given a year and a half.

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