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05-07-2013

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I bought I used t61 with a hard drive caddy.

2014-03-09, 22:37 PM

I love this computer, but I would like to use the hard drive caddy and there are no instructions.  I can't find any at the support site either.   Is there a manual somewhere? 

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07-24-2013

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Re: I bought I used t61 with a hard drive caddy.

2014-03-10, 9:46 AM

Hi

 

You can download the manual from here: click me!

 

Check chapter 1020, page #62 (from the manual, not the page number from your pdf viewer). You'll see the instructions to remove/insert the ultrabay device.

 

You can also check this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbVhzmLVtdQ  I'm not sure if it's a T61 for the principle is the same.

 

Hope this helps!


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Re: I bought I used t61 with a hard drive caddy.

2014-03-10, 15:54 PM

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You'll see the instructions to remove/insert the ultrabay device.

 

 


I'm not sure he's asking about using an ultrabay device, his post says harddrive caddy.

 

The caddy is a metal sled with two rubber rails. You attach any 2.5" hdd to the metal sled with four screws  and put the the rubber rails over the ends and slide it into the bay with the harddrive's label facing down, then tuck the black "tongue" in so it's out of the way (it's used to pull the hdd out when needed). 

 

That's all there is to it, and if you don't have any screws you can install the drive without them, the rubber rails will hold the drive in the caddy well enough and you can always add the screws later.

 

ps. if it is an ultrabay device for a 2nd HDD, you install the drive in the device without rubber rails and slide the device in after removing your optical drive.

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Re: I bought I used t61 with a hard drive caddy.

2014-03-10, 16:09 PM

TuuS wrote:

I'm not sure he's asking about using an ultrabay device, his post says harddrive caddy.


Ups... My bad, sorry.... :smileyembarrassed:

 

In that case better check page 64 of the HMM, and then watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAIP-An5Z_k


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Re: I bought I used t61 with a hard drive caddy.

2014-03-22, 9:16 AM
Yep with either HDD caddy or UltraBay adapter you can fit any 9.5mm SATA drive in there. Be sure to screw your drive in properly to the rubber mounts. The Active Protection System is very good in the ThinkPad's. I dropped my (long-gone) T61 on marble when I was walking down the stairs at home and it hit it square on the corner. When I was able to get over the physical blemish I opened the lid and everything was still working, no power loss nothing. I'm telling you it hurt me more than the computer. The newer ThinkPad's aren't built like IBM used to. Enjoy your ThinkPad and take care.
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Motherboard-LENOVO 3347CTO (CPU Socket - U3E1)
Graphics-Wide viewing angle & High density FlexView Display 1366x768 (1366x768@60Hz) Intel HD Graphics 4000 (Lenovo)
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