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Wired
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Hard drive for t430

Is there a caddy for adding a 2nd hardrive to thinkpad t430?, I need to get an ssd of 500 gig at least and apparently one takes out the DVD player and caddy’s in the drive 

JDGillis
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Re: Hard drive for t430

There are many aftermarket ones available for the T430 for varying prices, of which a few examples are linked below. 

 

Make sure that you get one for the T430 and not the T430s, because they are different.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Nimitz-Drive-Caddy-Lenovo-Thinkpad/dp/B00NAMU8NO

 

https://www.amazon.com/ThinkPad-T420-T430-T510-Newmodeus/dp/B00A2AWBKU

 

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Re: Hard drive for t430

Another option is an mSATA drive in the WWAN slot, assuming you aren't using WWAN.  You would need format 2242


Rich


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Re: Hard drive for t430

That amazon one has 12.5mm, where the thinkpad t430 days 7mm, would that be the one ?, is the 7 mm wrong?

Wired
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Re: Hard drive for t430

7mm for t430S, not t430

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Re: Hard drive for t430

The caddy (officially known as an Ultrabay adapter) for T430 models is 12.5mm high. The one for T430s models is 9.5mm high.

 

Both caddies accept HDD and SSD drives that are either 7mm or 9.5mm thick (but not older drives that are 12.5mm thick.)

 

Yes, I also find this confusing Smiley Wink

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Re: Hard drive for t430

I got this one for my t43

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Re: Hard drive for t430

Which ram does crucial recommend for the t430 thinkpad , not the t430s

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Re: Hard drive for t430

A link to bookmark for general reference: Crucial Advisor tool

 

Which leads to: Lenovo ThinkPad T430 compatible upgrades

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Re: Hard drive for t430

richk wrote:

> Another option is an mSATA drive in the WWAN slot, assuming you aren't using WWAN. You would need format 2242

Richard,

"2242" means m.2 drive while T430 doesn't support it. PCIe mini, 30x51 mm



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