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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:28 am 
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I would like to keep the weight of my W520 to the minimum so I ordered a 6-cell battery and I would like to keep the Ultrabay empty for most of the time. My problem is that I don't want dust to go to the ultrabay, so I am looking for some kind of cover / dummy plastic.

On eBay I found 62P4331 covers very cheap, but I don't know if they are compatible with the W520/T520. The other question is that if they are compatible whether they leave a gap (like the official Ultrabay HDD caddy), or not (like the NewmodeUS / eBay HDD caddy).

Do you know what's the best solution to keep the Ultrabay empty?


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 9:11 am 
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Another possibility you could consider, is to purchase one of those caddies you've already seen on eBay, and leave it empty. The weight difference would be negligible compared to the dummy, and you'd also have the added flexibility of adding in an extra HDD whenever you want.

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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 12:06 pm 
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skie wrote:
Another possibility you could consider, is to purchase one of those caddies you've already seen on eBay, and leave it empty. The weight difference would be negligible compared to the dummy, and you'd also have the added flexibility of adding in an extra HDD whenever you want.


I've actually ended up doing this! It's a really amazing solution, I have a dummy cover, what actually acts like a hot swap HDD slot! Really handy!


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 12:22 pm 
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Yep, it can come in really handy at times, and these caddies aren't too expensive either. Glad you found yourself a solution!

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