[QUOTE=Liggy]If it works this way, don’t change it! How your notebook internally handles drives may differ of course. BTW: What Thinkpad do you have exactly? I might get a new drive soon and I’m not sure if it will fit in my notebook.[QUOTE]
Mine’s 3 or 4 years old – it’s an A31, which they don’t make anymore.
Takes the larger-sized ultrabay devices (not the “ultrabay slim” devices).
There’s a discussion about this on http://www.thinkwiki.org - I had to take the 6650A and attach the ultrabay connector on my existing CD/DVD drive (just screwed right on), and then slice a piece of the faceplace off, since the A31 has a little jag in the ultrabay port that didn’t fit the purely rectangular faceplace of the 6650A. It was pretty easy (bought a nice new Dremel tool to do it), although I can’t say I’ve ever had to hack a chunk of plastic off a piece of computer hardware before to make it work.
Here’s some links (I didn’t have to do any glueing, as some in these threads did):