thinkpad with 2 harddrive bays.

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  1. aintz

    aintz Notebook Evangelist

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    can somebody link me a model that has 2 harddrive bays. i want to use 1 hdd for storage and a sdd for applications. thanks. anysize is fine.
     
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    thinkpad knows best Notebook Deity

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    Less expensive+almost as much power=Refurb ThinkPad W700/ds (dual screen)
    Updated with i series processors+much more money=W701/ds (dual screen)

    They are both 17" and are the only produced ThinkPad models to feature 2 separate HDD bays, but this was possible with most ThinkPads with an UltraBay HDD caddy.
     
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    sgogeta4 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    As stated, if you don't care for the ODD, every model with an ODD can be replaced with a secondary HDD/SSD.
     
  4. aintz

    aintz Notebook Evangelist

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    whats a ODD?
     
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    somaguy Notebook Enthusiast

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    Optical disk drive.

    CD/DVD drive.
     
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    aintz Notebook Evangelist

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    i see. w701 it is. thanks for the help.
     
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    Wow... no more consultation is needed? Just going to pull the trigger on a big W701????
     
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    LegendaryKA8 Nutty ThinkPad Guy

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    It's about the only game in town if the OP needs two drive bays as well as an optical drive.

    Personally, I have very little use for an optical drive anymore. Since I need space more than blazing speed(so no SSD for me yet), I've got a 500GB HDD and a 640GB HDD in my main bay as well as the Ultrabay. Plenty of space in a T400 for me to be happy with.
     
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    useroflaptops Notebook Evangelist

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    The T series can do it. THe X series can do it also with the ultrabase, but the T series will get you the most compact 2 HDD option.

    And this is yet another reason why manufacturers need to get rid of expresscard slots ASAP. A 2nd HDD will fit in its place very nicely.
     
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    wilse Notebook Evangelist

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    um no? i use my expresscard all the time and i can't wait until expresscard 2.0
     
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