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W530 Hard Drive Bay Adapter disk problem

2014-01-30, 10:01 AM

W530 ordered 1-14-2014. I replaced the 500GB hard drive with an SSD and wanted to use the HGST drive it came with in a Nimitz disk adapter. I can delete the partition and create a new volume but it fails during format. It fails even when it is formatted an ready for use.

 

I have a Hitachi 250GB 5400 RPM drive that works fine in the bay. Using a USB disk bay I can delete the volume and rebuild the 500GB disk. Why am I having an issue with this disk in the drive bay?

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Re: W530 Hard Drive Bay Adapter disk problem

2014-02-05, 0:56 AM
I plugged in the formatted drive hot and it lit right off, I'm backing up to it now. I don't know why I had so much trouble earlier.

Thanks for the reply.
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Re: W530 Hard Drive Bay Adapter disk problem

2014-01-30, 23:14 PM
What OS? I cannot find anything about your adapter. Are you talking about an ultrabay device? USB housing? If it's an ultrabay device, it delends on which FRU it is supposedly compatible with. A T400/T500 ultrabay adapter will not work on a later machine, but an adapter intended for a later machine will work in a T400/T500.

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Re: W530 Hard Drive Bay Adapter disk problem

2014-01-31, 0:24 AM
The OS is Windows 7 Professional, it is this ultrabay device
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2nd-SSD-HDD-hard-drive-Caddy-For-Lenovo-Thinkpad-T430-W530-T530-/221069776771#ht_3000wt_1099

It works with a Hitachi 250 GB 5400 RPM SATA 3.0 Gb/s disk but does not work with the Lenovo 500 GB HGST 500 GB disk the W530 came with.
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Re: W530 Hard Drive Bay Adapter disk problem

2014-02-05, 0:56 AM
I plugged in the formatted drive hot and it lit right off, I'm backing up to it now. I don't know why I had so much trouble earlier.

Thanks for the reply.

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