08-28-2011 04:11 PM - last edited on 09-01-2011 12:54 PM by Agotthelf
Hello, I have a thinkpad T520 and I recently purchased the "ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter III" from lenovo.com however it didn't come with a hard drive caddy like the internal drive has
This looks like the hard drive caddy it requires.
Without this the drive will rattle/move around in the bay adapter and not have a firm fit.
It seems very odd to me that lenovo didn't include this considering that it seems to be required. I paid $60 for that bay adapter and I see those drive caddies going for as low as $4 on ebay.
Does anyone know a place where I can get one that does not in anyway involve ebay or paypal? I can't seem to find them on lenovo's site other than having to buy one of their hard drives that seem to include one.
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08-28-2011 09:43 PM - edited 08-28-2011 09:49 PM
I also purchased the drive caddy for my T520 and had the same questions and comments you had.
I think Lenovo expects that you purchase the HD from them with the caddy on it.
09-01-2011 10:57 AM
09-02-2011 05:15 PM
Well when i purchased the 500gb hdd and the ultrabay III for the thinkpad t510, the only way which the hdd fits into the ultrabay III is for me to take off the rubber railings and everything else and just put it into the caddy "naked." so far everything has been fine and if you look at the instruction booklet for installing the hdd into the ultrabay III, it specifically states to remove the rubber railings and other stuff and then slide it "naked" into the hdd caddy and then insert it into the thinkpad optical drive area.