Portable Drive Bay - Product Overview
At a glance

The Portable Drive Bay is designed for maximum flexibility and usability. It offers an UltraslimBay enclosure in an attractive portable package that can be attached to the ThinkPad PCMCIA slot via the included PC card. The UltraslimBay CD-ROM, DVD, Zip, SuperDisk (LS-120), and second hard disk drives (HDDs) can be easily inserted into the Portable Drive Bay for use with most ThinkPads including the popular ThinkPad i series, 240, 390, 560, 570, 600, and 770 models.

The Portable Drive Bay, with the appropriate IDE device, provides portable and convenient:
  • CD-ROM software installation
  • Multimedia CD-ROM audio playback
  • DVD movie playback
  • Access to CD-ROM and DVD based applications and databases
  • Large file storage
  • HDD backup
The Portable Drive Bay includes a stand for space-saving vertical mounting of an UltraslimBay CD-ROM, DVD, Zip, and second HDD (vertical mounting of the LS-120 drive is not supported).

Power for the Portable Drive Bay is obtained via the PC card port. No power adapter is required. The three AA batteries included with the drive bay supply supplemental power when needed.

Key prerequisites:
  • Available Type II or Type III PCMCIA slot
  • Second HDD UltraslimBay Adapter for installing second HDD
The Portable Drive Bay features:
  • Small, lightweight, portable UltraslimBay enclosure for UltraslimBay IDE devices
  • Industry standard PCMCIA (PC card) attachment
  • PC card holder for storage of included PC card when traveling
  • Audio line out and cable for CD-ROM audio playback through ThinkPad speakers or headphones
  • Two status LEDs
  • Three AA batteries for supplemental power
  • Stand for optional vertical mounting

1 year limited Customer Carry-In Exchange


One box containing
  • Portable Drive Bay
  • PCMCIA IDE card and cable
  • Audio cable
  • Device Bay stand
  • Three AA batteries
  • Option diskette
  • Publications
  • Upgrade CD for DVD movie playback
Product Marketing and FRU Part Number(s)

Part numbers applicable to World Wide
Marketing part number: 37L1511
FRU part number:
Drive Bay: 37L1513
Drive Bay PC Card: 33L5033
Drive Bay Audio Cable: 33L5034
Drive Bay Stand: 00N8212

UPC Code: 0-87944-50935-6
EAN Code: 50-19170-50935-5

Product Dates

World Wide

Announce Date: 20 Sep 1999
Planned Availability Date: 22 Oct 1999
Withdrawal date: 26 Mar 2002

Technical Specifications
Performance Specifications as known at time of announcement
  • UltraslimBay enclosure for UltraslimBay IDE devices
  • PCMCIA attachment to PCMCIA Type II slot via PCMCIA IDE card
  • PCMCIA card compartment
  • Audio line out and cable for stereo sound
  • Two status LEDs
  • Three AA batteries for supplemental power
  • Stand for optional vertical mounting
  • Driver diskette

Physical, Environmental, and Compatibility
Specifications as known at time of announcement

Weight: 0.94 lbs (425 g)
Height: 1.14 inches (29 mm)
Width: 6.5 inches (165 mm)
Depth: 7.2 inches (183 mm)

Operating Temperature

  • between 10 degrees Celcius and 40 degrees Celcius
  • between 50 degrees Fahrenheit and 104 degrees Fahrenheit
Relative Humidity
  • Operating: between 15% and 80%
Agency Approvals
  • CE Mark
  • UL
  • C-UL
  • FCCI
  • VCCI
  • C-TICK
No. The ENERGY STAR emblem does not represent EPA endorsement of any product or service.

Hardware Requirements

The Portable Drive Bay is supported on the following platforms.

Description Machine type
ThinkPad 770 9548/9549
ThinkPad 600 2645/2646
ThinkPad 570 2644
ThinkPad 560 2640
ThinkPad 390 2626
ThinkPad 240 2609
ThinkPad i Series 1400 2611
ThinkPad i Series 1500 2611
ThinkPad i Series 172x 2627

The Portable Drive Bay supports PCMCIA/ATA standard interface for easy plug-and-play installation. An available PCMCIA Type II or Type III slot is required for installation.

Supported Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, or later
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
Click here for additional driver information .
The following UltraslimBay IDE Devices are supported in the Portable Drive Bay:
  • CD-ROM UltraslimBay Drive (05K9122 or 12J2471)
  • DVD UltraslimBay Drive (05K8890)
  • Zip 100MB UltraslimBay Drive (37L1504 or 37L1507)
  • SuperDisk (LS-120) UltraslimBay Drive (20L1929)
  • Second hard disk drive (HDD) UltraslimBay Adapter (05K5336)
  • Some configurations may not be supported.
  • Pentium II 300 MHz, or faster, required for quality DVD movie playback
  • DVD movie playback not supported in Microsoft Windows NT
  • DVD movie playback requires installation of DVD software (included with the DVD UltraslimBay Drive) and included DVD Express upgrade CD
Withdrawal means that on the given date the product will have been withdrawn from marketing. After that date, the product can not be obtained directly.

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Document ID : PD002574
Legacy Document ID : MIGR-4BYJ5T
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