SSD in a ThinkPad T61p

This week I purchased a OCZ Vertex 2 SSD drive for my laptop, a Lenovo ThinkPad T61p. After replacing the old HDD, I was greeted by the following error message, just after the BIOS screen:

ERROR
2100: HDD0 (Hard Disk Drive) initialization error (1)

That does not sound good. Anyway, I searched around and found one simple advice:

Don’t use the ThinkPad HDD cage and the corresponding anti-shock bumpers. The problem lies with the physical connection of the SSD. I inserted the SSD without the bumpers and the bracket and voil√†¬†: It worked flawlessly.

The SSD does not need shock-protection from the rubber bumpers, but in order to stabilise the drive I put some padding at the end of the SSD, so there is no stress on the connectors.