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robodelfy
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Ultrabay for hard drive in T510, help please!

Hey guys

 

I want to buy the official lenovo Ultrabay, so I can use it for an SSD and have my second drive in the other slot.

 

here is the link to the only place I can find it in the UK, and it doesnt say what models its fits :

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/LENOVO-0A65623-Adaptor-ThinkPad-Notebooks/dp/B007QWGSCY

 

And here on the Lenovo site, it doesnt say it fits the T510, but does lots of otehr models.  is this right, will it not fit my T510?

 

http://support.lenovo.com/en_GB/product-and-parts/detail.page?&DocID=PD022801

 

 

Thanks

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Re: Ultrabay for hard drive in T510, help please!

The T510 accepts a 12.7mm thick Ultrabay adapter so yes the ones you've linked will work, i.e. part number 0A65623.

 

See also: 9.5mm or 12.7mm? What Serial ATA Adapter do I need for my Lenovo Thinkpad

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robodelfy
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Re: Ultrabay for hard drive in T510, help please!

Ok thanks

 

Its a bit strange it doesnt say it on the lenovo site?  I am just a bit afraid of spending that much if it doesnt work

 

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Re: Ultrabay for hard drive in T510, help please!


@robodelfy wrote:

 

Its a bit strange it doesnt say it on the lenovo site?  I am just a bit afraid of spending that much if it doesnt work


It must be a near impossible task for Lenovo to update the list of supported devices for every accessory as new models come out.

 

Perhaps these pages will help reassure you.

Post from Lenovo Support Specialist: T510/520 Drive Bay Adapter III and SSD compatibility

Amazon listing by Lenovo Canada: Lenovo 0A65623 THINKPAD SATA DRIVE 12.7MM BAY ADAPTER III ("Compatible with: T430, T530, W530 T420, T520, W520 T510, W510 W700, W701")

 

In any case if it doesn't fit you should be able to return it for refund.

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Kaso
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Re: Ultrabay for hard drive in T510, help please!

You don't have to use Lenovo part for UltraBay HDD caddy adapter.

I bought mine (plural) from NewModeUS and various sellers on eBay. Less expensive, shipped faster, and equally functional and reliable.
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Re: Ultrabay for hard drive in T510, help please!


@Kaso wrote:
You don't have to use Lenovo part for UltraBay HDD caddy adapter.

I bought mine (plural) from NewModeUS and various sellers on eBay. Less expensive, shipped faster, and equally functional and reliable.

Absolutely! The OP started with "I want to buy the official lenovo Ultrabay..." so that's what I responded to.

 

But FWIW I too have bought and used the clone Ultrabay adapters without any problems.

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robodelfy
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Re: Ultrabay for hard drive in T510, help please!

Hi guys

Thanks for the help.

i was going to use the 3rd party ones from ebay, but then I read that sometimes they have been known to have connections [problems or damage the pins on the laptop.

The thing is, Im using it for music production/djing etc. So i need it to be rock solid, because if something goes down during a gig, thats not good!

Surely the official lenovo one has got to be made to a higher standard?
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Re: Ultrabay for hard drive in T510, help please!


@robodelfy wrote:

Surely the official lenovo one has got to be made to a higher standard?

It is, but at several times the price.

 

In my experience the clone adapters don't have the same "polish" and fit of the genuine article. I don't insert/remove the adapter very often. I also have spare ThinkPads and parts, including external enclosures, available. So in the event my primary system or the adapter fails I have lots of options. But if you the highest possible reliability you'll probably be better served with a genuine Lenovo adapter. 

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Message 9 of 23

Re: Ultrabay for hard drive in T510, help please!

>> i was going to use the 3rd party ones from ebay, but then I read that sometimes they have been known to have connections [problems or damage the pins on the laptop.

My experiences are not in line with such evaluations.

>> Surely the official lenovo one has got to be made to a higher standard?

Hmm, same Chinese suppliers as those parts on eBay.


Anyway, check NewModeUS. Fine quality, lightweight construction.
robodelfy
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Re: Ultrabay for hard drive in T510, help please!

hmm its tough.

But rather than take a risk i think I will get the original Lenovo one, as I said, cant have anything go wrong ever! Its too critical

thanks for your help

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