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Looking for a hard drive caddy for a Lenovo T400 (6473-E1U) that can accept the new 12.5 mm SATA hard drives.

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Looking for a hard drive caddy for a Lenovo T400 (6473-E1U) that can accept the new 12.5 mm SATA hard drives.

The standard hard drive caddy for the Lenovo T400 (6473-E1U) accepts only the older 9.5 mm SATA hard drives.

I have purchased a new 1 TB 12.5 mm SATA hard drive and would like to be able to put it inside of my Lenovo T400's DVD-ROM bay inside of a hard drive caddy.

Are there any hard drive caddies designed for a Lenovo T400 (6473-E1U) laptop that will accept the new 12.5 mm SATA laptop hard drives?

Please post the URL addresses of where I can purchase such a caddy for a Lenovo T400 (6473-E1U) from if there are any such caddies that accept the new 12.5 mm SATA laptop hard drives
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This one for the 420 may do the job

http://www.newmodeus.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_7&products_id=392

They don't post detailed specs but it may fit the bay.  Not sure how much difference in the chassis between the 400 and 420 models.  Probably worth checking.
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Does anyone know if this hard drive caddy for a Lenovo T420 will also fit in a Lenovo T400 laptop?
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Probably want to measure your bay or existing CD drive height.  

I did see comments about using the slim bay for the T400 in a T420 that said it fits BUT there is a 3 mm gap.  Leads me to think that the bay on the T400 may simply be too small for a 12.5 mm drive/caddy.

The listing for the caddy for the T400 from Lenovo shows specs of 9.5 mm height.  So if that fills the bay space there is no way a 12.5 mm drive will fit properly.

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?GroupID=38&Code=43N3412¤t-category-id=2478535BAB3C417CA9D77F5867D31462&tab=1

I checked my T60 and its bay is only about 10 mm high.

There are a couple 1 TB 2.5 drives on the market that are only 9.5 mm,  a WD Scorpio blue and a Samsung Spinpoint model,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007605%20600030600%20600003341&IsNodeId=1&name=5400%20RPM

Only 5400 rpm drives though.

The prices on the drive caddies through Amazon were much better also.
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