hdd rubber rails and ssd spacers for w530

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  1. clone768

    clone768 Notebook Enthusiast

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    For my w530, I am getting a 9,5mm high hdd, to replace the 7mm high hdd the notebook came with.

    Do I need different rubber rails now :vbconfused:

    Also, the w530 hardware maintenance manual, says rubber rails for hdd, but spacers for ssd. What's the difference between the two?
     
  2. JehutyZeroshift

    JehutyZeroshift Notebook Evangelist

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    Hello clone768, I bought a second hand W530 three days ago and I happened to bump into the same problem as yours. Mine came with the stock 256GB 7mm Samsung SSD with the plastic spacers on it. I think those spacers are really intended for SSDs because it doesn't need any form of shock absorption unlike HDDs.

    Regarding the 9.5mm and 7mm variants of the HDD rubber rails, I was able to find this discussion on the Lenovo forum helpful: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkP...will-work-in-my-T-seriesThinkPad/ta-p/1047969

    I was able to find on eBay a seller from Hong Kong selling a kit including the 9.5mm rubber rails and the caddy/tray that would enable fitting a 9.5mm HDD on a W530: https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-for-Le...rd-Drive-Caddy-Rail-Screws-9-5MM/182026809110

    I'm planning to buy that soon as I'm planning to fit an old 9.5mm Seagate HDD on the primary disk slot of my W530.
     
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    clone768 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks a lot, and sorry for my delayed reply. Have in mind that you can also use some rubber material and make your own, which is what i did with an hdd in the ultrabay.
     
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    JehutyZeroshift Notebook Evangelist

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    Oh it seems like you McGuyvered it :) On my case I'll be buying the ones on Ebay as I lack the metal caddy that's needed for HDD drives in the primary HDD bay. As long as you'll not be using it on the go rugged style, I think a DIY approach would work.
     

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