1.8 to 2.5in drive adapter DOES NOT fit in the X220t

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    And the 'contraption' you're using is the only one that will do the job? No other (shorter) 'contraption' available?
     
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    There are lots of adapters, there are even 2.5" to 1.8" adapters that were used in previous Thinkpads. These are made for 9mm height drive bays, but the X220t is a 7mm height bay, so they would probably have to be modified (ie: have some of the plastic shaved off) 1.8" MicroSATA SSD HDD to 2.5" SATA Converter Adaptor | eBay and Lenovo ThinkPad 1.8" to 2.5" SATA HDD converter 42W7888 | eBay those look exactly like a adapter I saw used in a X200t before, and a tiny bit of modification would make it fit the X220t

    and there do appear to be shorter variants of what you got, like these: Micro SATA 1.8 Inch to 2.5 Inch SATA Adapter | eBay and this SATA to Micro SATA adapter for 1.8 inch SSD 3.3V or 5V | eBay


    Personally I think it is worth it to get a 'real' SSD working (ie your crucial) instead of mucking about with a mSATA drive that isn't exactly tried and true technology (not to mention more money out)

    oh, and to ask the stupid question: you have actually tried putting the 1.8" with adapter into the X220t haven't you?
     
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    Thank you very much for your thoughts and the links.

    Indeed it seems that the first one you mentioned is sufficiently shorter that it should fit well. I would still have to attach it (somehow) to the original caddy so it does not bounce around.

    Yes, I did insert the drive with the adapter in the x220 and I could not fit the latch back into position. It was sticking out a few mm too much.

    Thanks again for your help. I'll post back once the adapter arrives.
     
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    Thanks for posting back, its good to know that adapter works because I ordered 2 of the shorter adapters a few hours before you posted (one for my Intel SSD to try it in my M4, and one to swap between the 90 GB and 250 GB 1.8" HDDs I have)
     
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