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T500 Serial Hard Drive Bay Adapter II -- how to install Seagate disk in it

2008-11-23, 18:38 PM

Hi

MY T42 died and I have ordered a T500 with a 64 GB SSD, and got this adapter as well.

The Adapter has come, the T500 has not.

I extracted the 100 GB SATA disk -- Seagate 7200.1 from my T42 and would like to use it as a backup or extra disk in the T500 using this adpater.

However, the adaptor has a relatively short connector whereas the Seagate has a set of pins that run almost the full width of the drive -- they dont seem to be compatible at all.

Surprising.

Any thoughts asto how to solve this problem?

Thx in advance

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Re: T500 Serial Hard Drive Bay Adapter II -- how to install Seagate disk in it

2008-11-23, 19:22 PM

ulall, welcome to the forum,

 

the adapter you received is only suitable for S-ATA hard drives, your T42 has an P-ATA hard drive and is unfortunately not compatible with the adapter.

 

If you wish to use the drive from the T42 you will need to obtain an external USB caddy. An other alternative would be to obtain an S-ATA drive to use in the adapter you have.

 

Hope this helps

 

edit; typo

Message Edited by andyP on 11-23-2008 08:23 PM

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Re: T500 Serial Hard Drive Bay Adapter II -- how to install Seagate disk in it

2008-11-23, 19:28 PM

Thx

Will go buy an external adapter or a SATA SSD then

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