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Second Hard Drive Bay Adapter Compatibility - Ultrabay Drive Bay Adapter III


I am currently using T61 with a second hard drive bay adapter FRU P/N 62P4553. I am going to upgrade the laptop to T410.


I have two questions:

1. Is 62P4553 for PATA or SATA?

2. Can I use 62P4553 for T410?



The HDD adapter used in the T61 is not compatible with the T410 one, regardless of whether it is for the sata HDD or the PATA HDD.   So the answer is that you have to get a new HDD adapter. The 62P4553 is for PATA HDD.

The T410 uses a SATA ultrabay connector, while the T61 uses PATA ultrabay connector. Those T61 HDD adapter that allows you to install a SATA hdd have a SATA to PATA bridge chip.


For the T410, you will want to use Option P/N 43N3412


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The ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter III lets you add a second drive, hard disk drive or solid state drive, to the ThinkPad Ultrabay. With a second drive, you can store more data, and also back-up critical data. The ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter III is supported in the following ThinkPad systems: R400, R500, T400, T400s, T410, T410s, T500, T510, W500, W510, W700, and W701. Using the optional ThinkPad X200 Ultrabase (43R8781), the ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter III is also supported with the following ThinkPad systems: X200, X200s, X200 Tablet, X201, X201s, and X201 Tablet.

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