07-14-2011 02:32 AM - edited 07-14-2011 02:32 AM
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
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07-14-2011 02:47 AM
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 guess )
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.
07-14-2011 08:41 AM
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.
07-14-2011 11:16 PM
07-14-2011 11:45 PM
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.
07-15-2011 05:18 AM
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.
07-15-2011 07:05 PM
07-16-2011 03:33 AM
07-16-2011 10:42 AM
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.