Will the T430 (not T430s) accept standard 9.5mm height HDDs? I've read on the Lenovo forums that it will not. If it can, I assume I will need 9.5mm bumpers to put on it? If so, where could I purchase these.
Then seated the SSD's PCB board onto the plastic padded side of the tray supplied for the original 7 mm Hitachi HDD.
Works perfectly but the SSD's warranty is like ZaZ said toast.
i want to share with you my POSITIVE experience in using 1 TeraByte HDD in my T430.
Yes, i read that the disk height for this laptop is 7mm. I have a 1TB spare disk and i try ...
Do not believe it ... see pic here : http://i.imgur.com/rtkhhox.jpg
Looking inside the hdd slot: the space is "huge", and in my opinion enough to fit a 9,5mm drive.
I had to solve 3 problems: extraction, insulation, connection.
The first problem to solve was hdd extraction ... if needed.
I build two little mounting tab - I cut the shutter of an old 3,5in floppy disk that is very thin metal with the right dimensions, and drilled to make an hole for the screw. See picture it's easy then explain.
The tabs are useful for hdd extraction, they are in flexible metal, they lowers when closed under the hdd plastic cover.
Second issue was to insulate the hdd electronic board - a piece of mylar film cutted in right measure.
The mylar will ease insertion and extraction sliding it better.
No problem at all with the connector - it is perfectly aligned.
At the end I cloned the drive and booted from it, all seems ok.
Last, the Temperature: after a couple of hours of standard office work it is 35°C, measured with HDDSCAN (SMART parameters).
Thank you for your attention, and Best whishes to you all !
X61 7673-V2V, T60 2007-QPG, T42 2373-F7G, X32 (IPS Screen), A31p w/ Ultrabay Numpad, A21m 2628-GXU
Pretty sure all "9.5mm" SSDs are really 7mm; just some might have an extra spacer attached that needs to be removed.corvette wrote:I witnessed a friend putting 9.5 mm SSD into T430s (which takes 7 mm). He used a bit more force, but otherwise there were no issues.
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The previous owner of my T430 tried to put a 9.5mm HDD into the bay - broke the SATA connector on the motherboard (I guess it wasn't quite properly aligned)!corvette wrote:I witnessed a friend putting 9.5 mm SSD into T430s (which takes 7 mm). He used a bit more force, but otherwise there were no issues.
Proceed at your own risk!
(Formerly 600E, T40, T41, 2xT42, 2xT61p, T420
Currently 4xT430, 2xT460, H520S, Ideapad K1)
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