[PLUG-TALK] Lenovo ThinkPad X200 disk drive question

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Fri Dec 27 05:45:09 PST 2019


On Thu, 26 Dec 2019, Keith Lofstrom wrote:

> My ancient Lenovo T60s and X61s use "standard" form-factor 3.5 inch SATA
> drives.

Keith,

The X200 uses 2.5" laptop drives.

> The drive is mounted in a thin metal cage (partly for spacing) with a
> "pull tab" to remove it from the drive bay.

Don't know about the metal cage since I've not opened the door, but there's
supposed to br a pull tab on it.

> There are also a couple of elastomer bumpers on the edges, which cushion
> the drive against vibration. I would expect similar padding for any
> rotating platter laptop drive. For SSD, probably unnecessary.

Except for proper positioning within the space.

> I'll share some spare cages, but I'm keeping the drives and the bumpers.
> When you recycle an old Lenovo laptop, save the old cages and screws and
> bumpers.

Likely unnecessary for the X200 but I'll keep this in mind.

Thanks,

Rich


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