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Mod idea: Power DVD by internal USB adapter, free Ultrabay SATA for MSATA.

T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 series specific matters only
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Mod idea: Power DVD by internal USB adapter, free Ultrabay SATA for MSATA.

#1 Post by TPFanatic » Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:07 pm

Inspired by the 51nb mod to convert the dock's Ultrabay SATA into another internal MSATA slot for X220 and X230 laptops.

I like having my T500's DVD drive but see value in another internal storage drive. With a no-whitelist BIOS applied, the WWAN or Turboscam slot could be converted to an internal USB port. This, then, can be used to power the DVD drive using something like this and freeing the Ultrabay's SATA for an internal MSATA device.

Such a mod only has appeal for internal DVD drive users like myself. Otherwise a typical Ultrabay to HDD adapter does the job for increasing storage.
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lenovo T430 i5 3320m, FHD, 8GB
lenovo T500 P9700, WUXGA, 8GB
lenovo T520 i7 2760QM, FHD, 8GB

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