[Thinkpad] Newbie question - T20 drive?
Mike at Geary.com
Tue Sep 7 18:08:16 CDT 2004
Bruce, you may not have understood the question. ;-)
I'll bet Richard didn't mean "generic OEM drive" when he said "off the
shelf". He's just asking if newer models of Ultrabay 2000 drives will work
in his machine. The answer is of course yes.
And Richard, in case you don't already know, Bruce is a good guy to buy
stuff from, so drop him a note. :-)
> From: Bruce Markowitz
> Not sure I understand the question. You need a drive
> made for the UltraBay 2000. Off the shelf drives do
> work, but you would need to change both the plug
> and the faceplate. The faceplate can be a problem on
> some drives. I have both IBM new original combo
> drives, and DVD burners up to 4X, for this unit, email
> me off list if interested.
> From: Richard T. Perry
> > Hey folks - I just picked up an older (T20 - model
> > 2647-84U) Thinkpad from a friend for a song. I'd
> > like to upgrade the drive, among other things.
> > Here's my question:
> > It appears to me that ALL Ultrabay 2000 devices
> > should work in this computer. So... I can buy a new
> > CD burner off the shelf even though a burner wasn't
> > available when this computer was originally made -
> > and it should work FB in this older laptop.
> > Correct? Not correct?
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