07-11-2012 07:11 PM
Hi I was wondering if anyone knows how or even if it's possible. I'd like to have two hard drives one solid state for my OS and programs I used daily and one for storage purposes. I don't think my T510 has to drive bays so I was thinking maybe I could get rid of the CD drive and make it into a drive bay with another drive?
Is it possible and how would I go about the process...
Thanks any help is appreciated!
07-11-2012 07:34 PM
T510 can support one HDD in the internal HDD bay, and another one in the ultrabay using this adapter (instead of the CD/DVD drive): http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/ThinkPad_Serial_ATA_Hard_Drive_Bay_Adapter_III
There are also aftermarket adapters that will work.
T510 does not support mSATA SSD like T520 and T530 do.
07-11-2012 08:35 PM
I have two HDDs (Momentus XT) in my T510 - a 320GB and a 500GB. The OS drive is the 320, and it is mounted in the internal drive bay. The 300GB is mounted in the Ultrabay adapter - the newer 12.5mm size that leaves no gap.
I carry the optical drive in a padded bag in case it is needed - hasn't been used in over a year!
Works great. Either drive can be an SSD - just a matter of affordability. The two hybrids do me just fine.
07-11-2017 04:49 PM
I haven't worked on a T510 in a while, but here's what I remember. Both T520 and T510 machines that have a connector for an optional WWAN card. On the T520, you can replace the WWAN card by an mSATA SSD. On the T510, it just won't work.
07-11-2017 06:40 PM