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T400 SSD Upgrade Question Do I need a new drive caddy? My machine shipped with a 1.8" drive.

I'm planning on upgrading to a larger SSD in my T400. It originally shipped with a 1.8" 64GB Samsung SSD and I'm probably going to upgrade it to a 2.5" 7mm Samsung 840 (non-pro) SSD. 

 

I'm not sure if the current caddy in the T400 is going to fit the new SSD, or if I'll need to purchase the 2.5" caddy. If so, does anyone know the FRU # of the caddy I'll need?

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Re: T400 SSD Upgrade Question Do I need a new drive caddy? My machine shipped with a 1.8" drive

you would need a normal 2.5 inch hdd caddy. The one that goes into the T60 and T61 will do, and cost like 4 dollars on ebay.
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Re: T400 SSD Upgrade Question Do I need a new drive caddy? My machine shipped with a 1.8" drive

A couple issues to watch out for (x200/t400 generation)':

a) Sandforce drives (Sata Link Power managerment) issues. b) Samsung drives work well (just don't use bios disk passwords, works but confuses bios).

These are based on my experience upgrading my X200s.
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Re: T400 SSD Upgrade Question Do I need a new drive caddy? My machine shipped with a 1.8" drive

Hi, 

Were you sucessful running the new Samsung 840 Series SSD on  the T400 laptops? I'm considering getting one if it will work for the T400.

 

Thanks,

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