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[Solved]HDD caddy for t430.

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[Solved]HDD caddy for t430.

#1 Post by rjsrjs » Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:58 pm

I hope some one will point me in the right direction.
I'm looking to replace my CD Rom with a replacement drive caddy to install a 1 or 2 TB HDD for storage, my 180 GB SSD is half full and I need to clean it up. I just need to know what type/size caddy to get. I see a lot of them on Amazon/E bay, but what should I look for as far as size to fit (2.5" HDD) for my T430 Lenovo.

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Re: HDD caddy for t430.

#2 Post by TPFanatic » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:34 pm

T430 has a 12.7mm Ultrabay. Older 9.5mm caddies will work fine but leave a gap. If I were buying a caddy for T430 I'd get a 12.7mm one.
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Re: HDD caddy for t430.

#3 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:09 am

This one fits in the T430/T530 as well: https://www.newmodeus.com/shop/index.ph ... cts_id=392
I have another one of theirs for my T440p, excellent quality!
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Re: HDD caddy for t430.

#4 Post by rjsrjs » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:16 am

Will the lock mechanism on my T430 cd rom ultra-bay work on any HDD/SSD caddy that I purchase or will that be a problem locking it in place? :?

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Re: HDD caddy for t430.

#5 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:05 am

The one I linked uses the T430 DVD(caddy) locking.
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Re: HDD caddy for t430.

#6 Post by rjsrjs » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:22 am

Thanks to all and I will check out and probably order what was shown to me. It looks like what I need. :)

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Re: [Solved]HDD caddy for t430.

#7 Post by Jake.Werecat » Sat May 16, 2020 11:21 pm

I highly recommend using genuine Lenovo caddy. FRU 04W3584
e.g. available here https://www.ebay.com/c/1419245214
Slightly different design then most semi-universal ones, very convenient and toolless HDD installation. Personally I find it a bit more convenient then other options. I'm having two of these in my both T430 and enjoy them for a few years.
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