Lenovo actually uses white-listing so your concern is valid. You need a Lenovo part for that, not just any card.
That is only the case id white-listing is employed by the manufacturer which is rarely the case.
What notebook do you have (brand)?
@woofgoo It probably won't be noticeably different than the original one. You would have to find the specs and see the difference in the CFM at...
What WiFi card does the notebook have?
Most likely not due to a different connector which may and probably be an issue for automatic fan control.
There are no limitations to USB to SATA. I have used such setup to recover data on multiple occasions from other people's drives and had no issues...
All "a", "n" and "ac" are or can be available on 5GHz band. For "a" and "ac" it's compulsory whereas "n" cards can be 2.4Ghz only or 2.4/5 GHz.
I can't confirm any malicious software on that zippyshare site.
I checked on two of my computers with different AVs and used VirusTotal to scan...
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