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imbur
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T440p Replacing optical drive with ODD caddy 9.5mm - not working

Hi Everyone,

 

My issue is the following: I replaced my optical drive, and insert an additional HDD to my ThinkPad T440p computer using and ODD caddy ICY-BOX AC640. However, the replaced unit seems to blink the activity led for a short time (~1 sec) only when powering on and powering off the machine, and is not detected neither in the BIOS or by the OS.

Additionally, the most recent BIOS version (GLET81WW (2.35 )) has only limited settings available compared to the previous versions, so that options regarding the handling of disks is unavailable.

I run LinuxMint 17.2.

 

Any hints/helps regarding the topic is welcome.

Regards,

Marton

 

Arnaldo86
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Re: T440p Replacing optical drive with ODD caddy 9.5mm - not working

Hi,

I'm having the same problem with the B50-80. I replaced the original HD with an SSD and it worked fine. But when I insert the second HD in the optical bay with the proper caddy neighter the BIOS nor Windows recognize the hd.

 

The only application that reads the hd is Device Manager that detects an unknown device with the right name of the hd (toshiba).

 

I am running Windows 10 and the 3.0 bios version.

 

Does anyone have an idea?

 

Thanks

antosmilan86
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Re: T440p Replacing optical drive with ODD caddy 9.5mm - not working

Hi,

I have same problem...

ICY BOX IB-AC640 blink for cca one second and its not working

 

Any solution?

Community SeniorMod
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Re: T440p Replacing optical drive with ODD caddy 9.5mm - not working

THe caddy in question in not a Lenovo product.  The answer may be that it simply isn't compatible


Rich


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Arnaldo86
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Re: T440p Replacing optical drive with ODD caddy 9.5mm - not working

Hi,

I tried with more than 3 caddy with the same negative result, but in the end I found this caddy which, to my best knowledge, is the closest to the orginal component:

http://hddcaddy.com/en/lenovo-ibm-hdd-caddy/1232-lenovo-b50-80-hdd-caddy.html

 

I could not find anything better. If you know where to get the original lenovo caddy which ensures 100% success please let us know.

 

Anyway, with the caddy of the linked I managed to see the second hard disk in the windows device manager as a disk unit, but it is impossible to use it. The disk manager sees the unit but cannot initialize it.

Moreover the BIOS do not see the unit at all.

 

If you have any suggestion, please let me know.

Thanks

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Re: T440p Replacing optical drive with ODD caddy 9.5mm - not working

What is the message when you try to initialize?


Rich


I do not respond to requests for private, one-on-one help. Your questions should be posted in the appropriate forum where they may help others as well.

If a response answers your question, please mark it as the accepted solution.

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