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macbeth4397
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T420 Hard drive Caddy

Hi Guys,

 

   So Recently I purchased a ThinkPad T420 with 16 gb RAM and 240 gb SSD. I am Planning to swap the hard drive with a anopther HDD opr a ssd. I was wondering if someone can help me with suggestions. I know i ahve to buy a 12.7mm bay for hdd. But does the hard drive bay has to have a eject button ? with a SATA III hard drive bay work?

 

I was looking at this one :

 

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Notebook-12-7mm-SATA-CD-ROM-Optical-Drive-Bay-for-2nd-HDD-Hard-Drive-Cadd...

Will this work?

 

Also should I get a normal rotational HDD for the 2nd Hard drive or a ssd ?

 

Cheers

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Re: T420 Hard drive Caddy

Welcome to the forum!

 

I would rather go for a ThinkPad caddy like this: click me! (it's an example of the caddy only, I have no affiliation with that seller)

 

Regarding the HDD vs SDD question, both technically will work without issues. It's more a question of budget/storage size, speeds will be much faster with SSD's, but HDD's are cheaper, this price difference gets bigger for larger capacity models from 1TB on...

 

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Re: T420 Hard drive Caddy

I can see the difference is : you ad does specify it is compatible with T420 mine isnt.. hmm tough decission
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Re: T420 Hard drive Caddy

Those look good! Smiley Happy

 

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