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Swappable Drive Bay/Ultra bay

2010-06-11, 14:00 PM

I'm planning to upgrade from an old R50p and wonder if one of the features I used is available for this or other newer models of Lenovo notebooks. I have a swappable drive bay with which I can remove the DVD drive and insert a bay which holds a second hard drive. On quick check of the order screens here I didn't see this being sold. Is this option available and if so could someone provide a link to where the accessory is sold?

 

I just started shopping so any other information or links to info with comparisions of the various models available would also be appreciated.

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12-20-2008

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Re: Swappable Drive Bay

2010-06-11, 14:17 PM

there is still ultrabay, but the connection has changed, so you would need to buy a new adapter. As the old one uses the PATA connection and the new one uses the SATA connection. 

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Re: Swappable Drive Bay

2010-06-11, 14:40 PM

I figured I'd have to buy a new adapter. I have a number of old hard drives as I gradually upgraded drives in my old R50p. Would a new adapter be able to use these older hard drives in it? Where do they sell such accessories?

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Re: Swappable Drive Bay

2010-06-11, 15:07 PM

the new laptop would only be able to use the SATA hdd. 

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Re: Swappable Drive Bay

2010-06-11, 15:29 PM

I guess I'll have to use those devices which hook up a drive to usb to use the older drives. I tried this in the past but the computer didn't recognize the drive, but I gave up quickly on trying to get this to work since I had the ultrabay to stick the other drives in.

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