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Customer reviews for Lenovo ThinkPad 9.5mm SATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter IV

Average customer rating:
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1 of 4(25%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for ThinkPad 9.5mm SATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter IV
Review 1 for ThinkPad 9.5mm SATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter IV
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Anonymous

made it work

Date:November 13, 2014
"I was able to make it work. Even though Lenovo cannot find the part numbers or help you order the mounting bracket that works in the internal drive bay, you can make do without. To keep the drive from shifting left/right, screw in two mounting screws on the sides. Then use a hacksaw to cut a plastic, single-gang electrical box to an appropriate height (including rounded corner curve) to place at the end to keep the drive from coming unplugged from the SATA socket. You'll need to sculpt the top of the piece of plastic so it is shaped just like the internal mounting bracket. Be sure to include the rounded corner so the plastic doesn't just fall over. For best fit and least bouncing, a rubber bumper (like for a cabinet door) or another strip of electrical box on top of a 7mm drive will fill out the vertical space nicely. (or maybe your 7mm drive comes with a thickness adapter to pad it to 9.5mm)"
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Review 2 for ThinkPad 9.5mm SATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter IV
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TomB

Real cost - too much time

Date:July 8, 2014
"As other reviewers have said, the drives do not fit in this adapter by default. It requires the custom kit that is used to mount the original drive for the drives to be snug in this housing. It does not work with off-the-shelf 2.5" drives without this adapter. A
It also doesn't work with the easy-to-find rubber drive rails.
They gave me a part number that would be $28 +$10 to $13.50 shipping for this piece of plastic. Worse yet, they couldn't guarantee it would be correct and would charge me a 10% restocking fee.
There are drive adapters available on ebay and Amazon for half the cost that actually have the screw mounting holes in them, so you know they don't need the adapter.
The part they gave me in case it is helpful is 04x5421"
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Review 3 for ThinkPad 9.5mm SATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter IV
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LenovoLostItsWay

Doesn't Secure Drive - Waste of Money

Date:July 3, 2014
"When you put a HDD dri