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This review is from: Lenovo 0B47455 ThinkPad 65W Slim AC Adapter (Slim Tip) - US / Canada / Mexico
Pros: Genuine Lenovo adapter.
Slim and portable
Cons: None yet
Other Thoughts: The pictures need to be updated for this item. Only one shows the actual adapter. The two lower quality pictures are of a different model. I made a guess since the title exactly matches Lenovo's website title for this adapter. And the price isn't cheap like many 3rd party ones are. The cheaper ones might work fine. I've used plenty of 3rd party power adapters over the years that have been fine. But if you want a genuine one, this is it.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Works with our SuperMicro hot-swap caddies.
Cons: As others have noted, it can be a bit touchy on making a good connection with the drive. In the two I got, I had to make two attempts to get the drives in before they showed up. They haven't had any issues since.
Other Thoughts: You definitely need to check the connection after putting your drive in to make sure you have a secure connection before putting it into your system. Tool-less designs can be nice but only if they work well. I would rather take the time to manually screw something in and know it'll hold then have to deal with a tool-less design that might not hold. If I need another one of these in the future, I will pick up something like N82E16817998126 which is simple and manual but looks like it won't have any of these issues.
Unlike other cheap adapters, this one does use the correct hold mounting and threading. So it works in hot-swap server racks and such.
This review is from: AMS DS-111SSBK 2.5" SATA Removable Rack
Pros: Seems solid. Decent price.
Cons: The mounting hole pattern does not match normal desktop drives. The rear holes line up but the middle and front holes are offset. Who measured this? Makes it very difficult to use in places where you need a desktop drive but want to use a latop/SSD drive.
Also, the mounting holes are for M3 screws that laptop drives use, not 6-32 that desktop drives use. So you can't use your normal hard drives screws. Especially bad for rack-mounting where the drive sleds may use custom or hard to find screws.