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Will trimmed 26R9246 Ultrabay adapter function in a T410s

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Will trimmed 26R9246 Ultrabay adapter function in a T410s

#1 Post by Brainer » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:29 pm

Hi everyone:

I have a Thinkpad Ultrabay adapter model 26R9246. I bought it because I was told it would work in my T410s. However, it stops near the very end. I read that some people have got these Ultrabay adapters to fit into models for which they weren't designed by trimming off the plastic tab at the rear. Does anyone know if this will be compatible with a T410s? I'm handy with tools, so trimming off the plastic tab would be easy for me.


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Re: Will trimmed 26R9246 Ultrabay adapter function in a T410s

#2 Post by ajkula66 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:51 pm

No.

That adapter is meant for *60/61 series and has a PATA connector. It won't work in the T410/s no matter how you trim it.
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Re: Will trimmed 26R9246 Ultrabay adapter function in a T410s

#3 Post by Brainer » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:53 pm

Colour me skeptical, as right on the drive bay it has the SATA logo, and reads "Serial ATA 1.5GB/s" . Also, I recognize the connectors as SATA, not parallel.

Maybe you're thinking of another model?

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Re: Will trimmed 26R9246 Ultrabay adapter function in a T410s

#4 Post by ajkula66 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:42 pm

Brainer wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:53 pm
Colour me skeptical, as right on the drive bay it has the SATA logo, and reads "Serial ATA 1.5GB/s" . Also, I recognize the connectors as SATA, not parallel.
I should've been more precise in my previous post.

SATA logo refers to the type of drive used. Internal *60/61 architecture is PATA for the UltraBay. That changed in the 400/500 and later series.
Maybe you're thinking of another model?
No, I own that very adapter and use it in my T61p. Here's a ThinkWiki page on it as well:

https://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Ultrabay ... DD_Adapter

This is the adapter that you need:

http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/ThinkPad_ ... dapter_III
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Re: Will trimmed 26R9246 Ultrabay adapter function in a T410s

#5 Post by Brainer » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:14 pm

You are 100% certain of this?

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Re: Will trimmed 26R9246 Ultrabay adapter function in a T410s

#6 Post by ajkula66 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:35 am

Brainer wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:14 pm
You are 100% certain of this?
:roll: :banghead: :roll:
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Re: Will trimmed 26R9246 Ultrabay adapter function in a T410s

#7 Post by axur-delmeria » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:47 am

Brainer wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:14 pm
You are 100% certain of this?
Does your T410s have a CD or DVD drive?

If yes, look at the connector at the back.

Then compare it to the connector on the 26R9246 Ultrabay adapter.
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Re: Will trimmed 26R9246 Ultrabay adapter function in a T410s

#8 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:41 am

Brainer wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:14 pm
You are 100% certain of this?
Are you 100% certain you have the correct username?

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Re: Will trimmed 26R9246 Ultrabay adapter function in a T410s

#9 Post by Brainer » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:25 am

Rudeness was uncalled for. I simply asked for a confirmation. Lots of incorrect claims are made all over the Internet.

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Re: Will trimmed 26R9246 Ultrabay adapter function in a T410s

#10 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:49 am

Brainer wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:25 am
Rudeness was uncalled for. I simply asked for a confirmation. Lots of incorrect claims are made all over the Internet.
Your talking to the two top Thinkpad Forums users, both know just about everything about every Thinkpads and their owner just off the back of their hand. What you did was basically like asking Einstein "are you 100% sure about special relativity"

This ain't 4chan you know.

And yes he is correct. It has a built in SATA to PATA converter, and runs at IDE speeds.
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Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:41 am
Brainer wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:14 pm
You are 100% certain of this?
Are you 100% certain you have the correct username?
Hahaha :lol: . Gotta hand it to you RBS, that was great!
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Re: Will trimmed 26R9246 Ultrabay adapter function in a T410s

#11 Post by dr_st » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:30 pm

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:49 am
Your talking to the two top Thinkpad Forums users, both know just about everything about every Thinkpads and their owner just off the back of their hand. What you did was basically like asking Einstein "are you 100% sure about special relativity"
When you first post on a forum, people's credentials aren't immediately visible under their nicknames, you know. :wink:
Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:49 am
Hahaha :lol: . Gotta hand it to you RBS, that was great!
Funny, maybe, but also rude; I have to agree with the newbie here. Let's cut our new members some slack. :D
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