Welcome to our peer-to-peer forums, where owners help owners. Need help now? Visit eSupport here.

English Community

ThinkPad NotebooksThinkPad: T400 / T500 and newer T series Laptops
All Forum Topics
Options

248 Posts

08-24-2010

New york

823 Signins

2655 Page Views

  • Posts: 248
  • Registered: ‎08-24-2010
  • Location: New york
  • Views: 2655
  • Message 1 of 27

Does This Really Support the Thinkpad T510?

2011-07-02, 19:23 PM

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-73170

 

According to this website it does but when I actually got the part, there is a slip of paper saying this can only be installed in the following thinkpad machine types and there was this huge slew of 4 digit numbers where none of them corresponded to the thinkpad TX10 series where X is 4,5 etc which in my case the T510. So if that is the case, the online site the t510 is supported...whats the deal here guys is it or is it not supported

Reply
Options

437 Posts

08-13-2010

Tucson, Arizona

1589 Signins

6792 Page Views

  • Posts: 437
  • Registered: ‎08-13-2010
  • Location: Tucson, Arizona
  • Views: 6792
  • Message 2 of 27

Re: Does This Really Support the Thinkpad T510?

2011-07-02, 21:33 PM

The URL takes me to a site which quickly changes to the current Lenovo support site for the USA.  From that point on, it is the same site one gets to via Googling Lenovo support. What specific part are you dealing with? My short answer to your question is res, but it's an old URL that has to shift.

Reply
Options

248 Posts

08-24-2010

New york

823 Signins

2655 Page Views

  • Posts: 248
  • Registered: ‎08-24-2010
  • Location: New york
  • Views: 2655
  • Message 3 of 27

Re: Does This Really Support the Thinkpad T510?

2011-07-02, 22:04 PM

The specific part which i am referring to is "Thinkpad Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive Bay Adapter III. The part number I think is 43N3419

Reply
Options

9644 Posts

12-27-2009

Canada

3313 Signins

95283 Page Views

  • Posts: 9644
  • Registered: ‎12-27-2009
  • Location: Canada
  • Views: 95283
  • Message 4 of 27

Re: Does This Really Support the Thinkpad T510?

2011-07-02, 22:55 PM

Well, if you connect it, does it work? ;)


W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U
Reply
Options

437 Posts

08-13-2010

Tucson, Arizona

1589 Signins

6792 Page Views

  • Posts: 437
  • Registered: ‎08-13-2010
  • Location: Tucson, Arizona
  • Views: 6792
  • Message 5 of 27

Re: Does This Really Support the Thinkpad T510?

2011-07-03, 4:18 AM

Yes.  I have that very part and use it regularly in my T510.  I also have the UB II in my T60.  They are different and not interchangeable.  This photo shows them both:

 

 

http://pics.bbzzdd.com/users/Corky-G/Ultrabays.jpg

 

http://pics.bbzzdd.com/users/Corky-G/UB2-UB3.JPG

 

I got mine here:

 

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?GroupID=38&Code=43N3412&current-category-id=6D8E5191FB0B45CBB39F45EB5B2B986E&&hide_menu_area=yes

Reply
Options

248 Posts

08-24-2010

New york

823 Signins

2655 Page Views

  • Posts: 248
  • Registered: ‎08-24-2010
  • Location: New york
  • Views: 2655
  • Message 6 of 27

Re: Does This Really Support the Thinkpad T510?

2011-07-03, 15:30 PM

Ok thanks for the response. If you say it works then it works lol. *whew no need to return it to lenovo

Reply
Options

248 Posts

08-24-2010

New york

823 Signins

2655 Page Views

  • Posts: 248
  • Registered: ‎08-24-2010
  • Location: New york
  • Views: 2655
  • Message 7 of 27

Re: Does This Really Support the Thinkpad T510?

2011-07-03, 15:31 PM

Though I got a question....is there a lot of space between the laptop and the hard drive caddy when you installed that harddrive caddy?

Reply
Options

437 Posts

08-13-2010

Tucson, Arizona

1589 Signins

6792 Page Views

  • Posts: 437
  • Registered: ‎08-13-2010
  • Location: Tucson, Arizona
  • Views: 6792
  • Message 8 of 27

Re: Does This Really Support the Thinkpad T510?

2011-07-03, 17:17 PM

See photo below. There is a small space, but it is the same as the optical drive. The Ultrabay III is exactly the same height as the T510 optical drive. Also - make sure there is a plastic projection in the read of the UB III Adapter. If that is not there, you may have the UB II adapter. Here are the two modules side by side - T510 DVD and Ultrabay III Adapter:

 

http://pics.bbzzdd.com/users/Corky-G/Ultrabay2.jpg

 

The are exactly the same height or thickness.

Reply
Options

437 Posts

08-13-2010

Tucson, Arizona

1589 Signins

6792 Page Views

  • Posts: 437
  • Registered: ‎08-13-2010
  • Location: Tucson, Arizona
  • Views: 6792
  • Message 9 of 27

Re: Does This Really Support the Thinkpad T510?

2011-07-03, 17:38 PM

Here are the two adapters side by side. The key differences, the III is slightly thicker, and it has a plastic projection at the rear.

 

http://pics.bbzzdd.com/users/Corky-G/UBIIvsIII.jpg

 

The correct FRU Part Number is 43N3429.  The ASM Part Number is 43N3428.

 

 

And, yes, there is a slight gap above the adapter when seated:

 

http://pics.bbzzdd.com/users/Corky-G/UB3gap.jpg

 

 

 

 

Reply
Options

248 Posts

08-24-2010

New york

823 Signins

2655 Page Views

  • Posts: 248
  • Registered: ‎08-24-2010
  • Location: New york
  • Views: 2655
  • Message 10 of 27

Re: Does This Really Support the Thinkpad T510?

2011-07-06, 20:21 PM

.....did i just buy the wrong one then? lol the one i purchased was the one in my original post... -_-

Reply
Forum Home

Community Guidelines

Please review our Guidelines before posting.

Learn More

Check out current deals!

Go Shop
X

Save

X

Delete

X

No, I don’t want to share ideas Yes, I agree to these terms