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panzerjeffrey
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t410 - using the Serial Hard Drive Bay Adapter III

I have been looking into getting more data storage on my t410, and had some questions about adapting the dvd for HDD use. 1)does the t410 definitely support the adapter? 2)will the adapter support any 2.5'' 9.5mm HDD? can i still use a 7200rpm drive? 3)does this setup support shock protection, like the original HDD drive bay? 4)is there anything else i should consider? thx in advance

anarti
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Re: t410 - using the Serial Hard Drive Bay Adapter III

I bought mine off ebay from hongkong for about £15. It's not genuine but works well. 

 

I've got WD Scorpio black 320Gb in there which is 7200 and 9mm thick ( I guessSmiley Happy

 

Do not know if shock protection is included within ultrabay adapter as I use as a desktop replacement. The only problem with my HD in the ultrabay is noise - WD Scorpio Black are quite noisy and vibrate a lot (7200). I suppose if you would use 5400 with higher capacity that would be a nice setup.

jmstuckman
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Re: t410 - using the Serial Hard Drive Bay Adapter III

Regarding the non-genuine adaptors, I bought one and the hard drive wouldn't fit at all, because the plastic piece that holds the drive was out of tolerance. Fortunately, I was able to file the plastic piece down to the point where the drive would fit, and it seemed to work without any problems.

 

Still, I would prefer the genuine adaptor in the future.

 

 

panzerjeffrey
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Re: t410 - using the Serial Hard Drive Bay Adapter III

i think i'm gonna get -- Hitachi Travelstar 2.5 Inch 500 GB 7200 RPM SATA II 16 MB Cache Internal Hard Drive 0S02858 -- or -- Western Digital WD Scorpio Black 500 GB SATA 3 GB/s 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Internal Bulk/OEM 2.5-Inch Mobile Hard Drive -- or -- Western Digital Scorpio Blue 500 GB Bulk/OEM Hard Drive 2.5 Inch, 8 MB Cache, 5400 RPM SATA II WD5000BEVT -- or -- ThinkPad 500GB 7200 rpm Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive. does anyonw know the cache size on the Thinkpad drive? anyone with experience have one of the above to recommend? i plan on getting the thinkpad adapter from the lenovo site
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Re: t410 - using the Serial Hard Drive Bay Adapter III

You may want to consider the: Seagate Momentus XT 500 GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 32 MB Cache 2.5 Inch Solid State Hybrid Drive.

 

My T420 shipped with a  Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500 GB SATA/300 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache drive.

 

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nevermore
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Re: t410 - using the Serial Hard Drive Bay Adapter III


@panzerjeffrey wrote:
anyone with experience have one of the above to recommend?

I would recommend the Hitachi 7k500 500GB for best overall performance (reliability, speed, noise).

 

The Momentus XT unfortunately still seems like an unfinished (beta) product even with the latest series of firmwares. That being said it's a speedy unit perfect for a boot drive when it works!

 

"Source": I do not own any of the afore mentioned drives. All info is based on extensive Internet research.

panzerjeffrey
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Re: t410 - using the Serial Hard Drive Bay Adapter III

yeah... i read extensively about the mometus xt as well... until then it had been my first choice. seems to have some potentially serious problems, judging from all the chatter abroad and on the seagate forum. my t410 came with the Hitatchi, and it is quite solid so far. leaning that way presently...
panzerjeffrey
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Re: t410 - using the Serial Hard Drive Bay Adapter III

ended up getting the Hitachi Travelstar 2.5-Inch 750 GB 7200 RPM SATA II 16 MB Cache Internal Hard Drive - 0S03339 and the Thinkpad Sata HD Bay Adapter 3 , both from Amazon. the model # on the unit from Amazon is the same as that on the one on the Lenovo site, but was $30 cheaper. the 750GB Hitachi ran $89.99, vs $61.17 for the 500GB... i hope it runs as well as the 500GB
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Re: t410 - using the Serial Hard Drive Bay Adapter III

I was unaware of the XT's issues. Seems like anything that is an SSD or hybrid has problems. Its too bad the 2.5" VelociRaptor is probably a bit too tall, a little too loud, and somewhat power hungry to use in a laptop.

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Message 10 of 12

Re: t410 - using the Serial Hard Drive Bay Adapter III

I use one in my T400 with a 320 GB WD Scorpio Black with shock protection built into the drive.  Got the caddy from Lenovo.

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