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Question: Harddrive Caddy

What is the best way to shut down a USB hard drive caddy? I have a 120gig hardrive in my caddy and am wondering if after I do the safely remove hardware should I then be shutting down the power on my caddy or should I leave it on until I shut down my computer. Also sometimes it will not shut down that way because it says the system is busy and the only way I can shut it down is to turn off the power switch. Could somebody please tell me the safest way to turn on and off this caddy so I don't do harm to my harddrive. Thank you so much.

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I Know This Might Be Simple For Some.
But Its Got Me Beat.
I Have An External Harddrive Caddy With A 20 Gig Drive In It All I Need To Ask Is, Do I Set The Drive As Slave Or Master.
I Will Be Running This On A Windows 98 System.
Thank's In Advance For Any Advice. Or Help
 

Answer:Harddrive Caddy Setup.

Everyone I have used has the drive set as Master / Single.
 

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Hello,I am looking for an ultrabay harddrive caddy for my t430s.Have been looking around in the internet and only found offers between 30-40?.Do you know any place where I could get a cheap one from? Any recommendations?I would appreciate your help a lot.Thank you,Anasus













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Answer:ultrabay harddrive caddy for t430s

I bought this one: 9.5mm Bezel SATA 2nd HDD Hard Drive caddy bay for T400s T500 T410s X200 43N3412. It's a copy of the real thing but it fits and works perfectly in my T430s. 

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Seagate's Laptop SSHD ST1000LM014, 1TB drive.I am considering this drive for my ultrabay. Is it a good choice? Or are there others that work better?

Answer:ultrabay harddrive caddy for a T430s

are you running an OS or programs off the SSHD?

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Hey folks!I'm totally desperate...I tried everything I can think of, yet my Caddy is still going crazy. Specs:Lenovo G510Windows 7i78GB RamAMD Radeon Graphics1 TB SSHD250 GB Samsung EVO SSD (currently in the caddy)(for more details ask me!) Basically, the Laptop will no longer detect the SSD (or HDD, doesn't make a difference) placedin the caddy anymore. It never worked 100%, but for a long period of time it worked atleast mostof the time. Every 5th boot or so, it wouldn't get recognised - which is why I never put the OSon the SSD, since it was to unreliable. Instead, I put my audio software, plugins and video cachesonto the SSD (I know, that's not really the point... But I feel like it made some difference). For a few weeks now, no harddrive in the caddy whatsoever is recognised at all. Not in the Bios,not in the device manager and not in Windows' harddrive manager. This was more of a gradualthing, i got a bunch of blue screens durring the boot process (usually at the Windows 7 loading bar). Occasionally, it will show up in the boot menu - but as soon as I actually boot, it will once againbe undetectable. The CD drive works just fine when I put it back in, so it can't be the SATA port. I tried three different Caddys, so that can't be the problem either- unless the G510 needs a VERY SPECIAL caddy! I tried two of these: https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B0088WOALW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 And one of these: https://w... Read more

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Holla Amigos!

Long time reader, first time poster... You know how it is!
I'm totally desperate...

I tried everything I can think of, yet my Caddy is still going crazy.
Specs:

Lenovo G510

Windows 7

i7 4700MQ

8GB Ram

AMD Radeon Graphics HD8750 M

1 TB SSHD

250 GB Samsung EVO SSD (currently in the caddy)

(the original build: https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00FQLVHK0/ref=oh_aui_...)
Basically, the Laptop will no longer detect the SSD (or HDD, doesn't make a difference) placed
in the caddy anymore. It never worked 100%, but for a long period of time it worked atleast most
of the time. Every 5th boot or so, it wouldn't get recognised - which is why I never put the OS
on the SSD, since it was to unreliable. Instead, I put my audio software, plugins and video caches
onto the SSD (I know, that's not really the point... But I feel like it made some difference).
For a few weeks now, no harddrive in the caddy whatsoever is recognised at all. Not in the Bios,
not in the device manager and not in Windows' harddrive manager. This was more of a gradual
thing, i got a bunch of blue screens durring the boot process (usually at the Windows 7 loading bar).
Occasionally, it will show up in the boot menu - but as soon as I actually boot, it will once again be undetectable.
The CD drive works just fine when I put it back in, so it can't be the SATA port.
I tried three different Caddys, so that can't be the problem either- unless the G510 need... Read more

Answer:Lenovo G510: Harddrive Caddy not Recognised

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Hi there,

My old Win 8.1 laptop is kaput, but thankfully the harddrive shows up fine in a caddy plugged into the new Win 10 laptop. My problem: I can't find my files. There was a folder on the old laptop's desktop that had most of my junk in, but where that is now on the old harddrive is a mystery.

There's not much showing up in the old harddrive's admin/users folders.

Thanks in advance,
Darren.

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How to obtain the four screws that secure the caddy to the laptop body?  
(Not the screws that keep the HDD inside the caddy.)
Does anyone know the specification for these screws, and where I can buy them?
Thanks in advance.

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Hello to everybody!I have a HP Pavilion g6-1212sqand I would like to replace the optical drive with a HDD installed inside a caddy/or something similar. My difficulty is to find the right part on the market. I'm confusing because I saw that there is 12,7 mm size and 9,5 mm size. Is there someone that can help me indicating which of this two is good? Will be appreciated any suggestion also where I can buy it, I live in Romania. Thanks in advance to who will answer! Adrian S.













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Answer:HDD Adapter Caddy / Similar to Caddy

Hi, Firstly your machine uses       12.7 mm (0.50-in) fixed SATA tray load Secondary: I don't know they will ship to Romania or not, please try:     http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SATA-2nd-HDD-SSD-Hard-Drive-Caddy-for-12-7mm-Universal-CD-DVD-ROM-Optical-Bay-/280820379708 Regards.

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I have this WD My Passport external portable harddrive which I have used for a couple of years. I was writing something to the drive one day when the USB connection seems to be somewhat loose and the drive disconnected momentarily and reconnected itself but the file I was trying to write ended prematurely...

Now when I try to use the Seagate Harddrive test tool for windows and do a Short Generic test and the result failed.. I am fear it might have been caused by the disconnection and might eventually corrupt the entire drive... I try to run chkdsk but there aren't any errors detected it seems and files seems to be accessible as normal... Is there a way to fix the harddrive without losing data in the drive or confirm the drive is indeed failing?

Answer:Seagate Harddrive test tool fail but harddrive data seems intact

Run the most thorough and extensive test available with the WD hard drive utilities.

If it fails the thorough test, you may have a warranty claim.

Or the Seagate tool. Whatever you have. Your title is confusing.

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My Dell Vostro 1400 Laptop recently quit working. Its only 4 months old.
I turned it on and it came to a screen saying,

"Windows dould not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
"\windows\system32\config\system"
You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM. Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair"

I inserted the setup disc and booted from it, when I got the the Repair option it says,"Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer.
Make sure any hard disk drives are powered on and properly connected to your computer, and that any disk-related hardware configuration is correct. This may involve running a manufacturer-supplied diagnostic or setup program.

Setup cannot continue."

So I took the computer down to the local computer store and they put in a new 130 GB harddrive, ran the setup disk again and it displayed the same missing HDD message.

Anyone have any Ideas of what could be wrong???
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Windows Setup Disk cannot find Harddrive, even with a brand new harddrive installed.

Hi, and welcome to TSF. If it's still under warranty I would take it back to the suppliers.

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I presently have a 40GB....5200RPM...2MBcashe..HARD DRIVE

Will i see much improvement upgrading to a: 60GB.7200rpm..8MBcashe Hard Drive?

I can do it for about $40 ( Or should i wait,i expect to get a 200HD by the end of the year...)
 

Answer:SHOULD I UPGRADE: 40GB/5200 HardDrive-to-60GB/7200 HardDrive?

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Hi,

I recently had a very strong magnet. The magnet was then stuck (By a child) to my laptop. I then had errors on boot. I tried reinstalling Vista with the restore disk, but I recieved "Error - Cannot set temp path".

I today purchased a 250gb harddrive (a upgrade from my 120gb), and then Vista installed fine.

Now it runs fine, but I get bluescreens after random amounts of time, with errors involving a windows file. Unfortunately, I don't have the bluescreen error details at the moment. I have however uploaded the 3 minidumps from the 3 occasions.

Is it possible that another part of the computer was damaged by the magnet? Ram?

Thank's,

Tom

Minidump: http://rapidshare.com/files/196073665/minidump.rar

Answer:Magnet damaged my harddrive. Replace harddrive but now bluescreens? (with minidump)

hi have you tried running your av and malware progs to eliminate this as a possible

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do to sever problems i was having with my pc i decided to do a fdisk and reformat...... i thought i was doing a smart thing by using my slave drive to backup the things i didnt want to lose .... after backing it all up to the slave drive i erased my harddrive and installed a new operating system... was win98 and now is winxp............ everything is going great now except all them programs and files i backed i can no longer access.... if anyone has a solution to this it would be greatly appreciated...
 

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I have pretty old secondary hard drive (11 years) and currently in power settings there is an option to put hard drive in sleep mode if it's been idle for X minutes. Is it a good idea to disable this setting and let the harddrive spin all the time, since as I know, frequently enabling/disabling hard drives makes more damage than never putting harddrive to sleep.

Answer:Harddrive health with harddrive auto-stop in idle

Is the drive going to sleep now ?

You should consider buying a new drive to replace that one, then copy your data over before it dies

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My T400 (bought last July) harddrive dead on me Sunday. I called helpcenter and received a replacement harddrive today. It was very fast. They asked me to return the old one. I have a concern about the security of my old harddrive. There are lots of personal information (data and files) on the old harddrive. If I return the old one, is there a chance my personal data be leaked? Is there any way I can delete the data and file on the old harddrive? I have no access to my old harddrive now. Any comments and suggestions will be appreciated greatly. Thank you for your time.

Answer:New harddrive from lenovo to replace my dead old harddrive

It will almost certainly be trashed, but you can't be 100% sure.  If you have a big magnet around, you could set the old one on it for a while - that should do the trick.





T61p, T400formerly x23, x40

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Hi all!

I recently purchased a new WD Cavier Black with the 32 MB cache. I would like to transfer all my HD contents [including windows vista ultimate] from my older WD 16MB cache HD to this brand spanking new WD Cavier Black HD.

Is it possible to do this without flaws and so that it will work exactly as before?

If yes, can you direct me to the correct information to do this please?

Any help on this issue would be greatly appreciated.

The system in which I would like to do this has these components:

Thermaltake M9 Cool Case
Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit w/SP1
Gigabyte GA-EP43-DS3L
Intel Q6600
Arctic Cooler Freezer 7 Pro
Infinity ATX PSU 600W
4GB DDR2 Crucial 800 MHz
E-GeForce 8600GTS DDR3 256MB
Memorex X16 Dual Layer DVD
Western Digital SATA 320 GB
Maxtor SATAII 1TB

Thank you,

Soar

Answer:How can I transfer my entire harddrive contents to another harddrive?

You can use norton ghost (paid program)
or you can use clonzilla which is free.
Clonezilla

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I am currently backing up weekly to a small external drive.. it is a small 20gigger. It has taken about 1 year or so to fill up. Now i am thinking long term.. i am considering purchasing a "network harddrive", one that is between 500gigz to 1tb. There is a smaller/more affordable Seagate external drive.. but it is not a "network harddrive".. it has 1.5tb.. versus a network drive that is about 2tb but it cost about 314.

My question is, thinking long term.. and considering the setup i have.. which is a regular PC acting as a server.. what should i get?

Your suggestions are appreciated

Thank you
 

Answer:Solved: Network Harddrive Vs Portable Harddrive

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Hello,
I'm planning on doing a complete harddrive back up with a another internal harddrive. Will I need any special software to do this?
Also, since I'm backing up my entire harddrive which contains my operating system windows vista premium will this conflict with any license agreement?
 

Answer:Solved: Backing up harddrive with another internal harddrive

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I realize one is just an enclosure and you provide the harddrive, and one is a true harddrive, but which is better and whats really the difference?
 

Answer:usb harddrive enclosure -vs- usb external harddrive

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I currently have a laptop that is a few years old, anyhow I am building my own computer with a friend of mine. I have a external 120 gig Western Digital External Harddrive hooked up to my laptop now. (The external harddrive is brand new) I need a harddrive for the new computer I am building and was wondering would it work if i opened up the external harddrive casing and removed it from there and installed it in my computer i am building. Whats your thoughts on the change in power supply and could it work and what?

Pat

Answer:External Harddrive into Interal Harddrive

if you are building a laptop... no. it is built completely differently.
with a desktop computer you would not be able to either because the connection inside its casing is different. its better to keep your external the way it is and get an internal. you could then use your external as a backup.

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I just purchased these two items:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817146063

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822153012

and the problem is that the coolmax enclosure wont read the harddrive. I installed it correctly (this is not my first 2.5 external hdd), and the computer detects the harddrive. It says that it is installed and ready to use, but now drive is popping up in "my computer". I dont think that the harddrive is to big for the enclosure, its only 40gb and most enclosures maxes out at 40gb. I could not find out what this enclosure's max compatibility is, so i hope that this is not the problem.

It is not the enclosure that is broken, because i put a different harddrive in the coolmax enclosure and it works. And i tried the Fujitsu hdd in another enclosure and it does not work. So it is definitly the hdd

The harddrive is a ATA-6 and the coolmax enclosure is a IDE ATA 100. I dont know what the 100 stands for, but i dont think that is the problem.

any help would be greatly appreciated. This is a gift for my girlfriend and i really want this to work.
 

Answer:2.5 harddrive enclosure will not read the harddrive

Have you foratted the drive? . . Windows will not "see" a drive until it has been formated.

Right click on My Computer . . select Manage . . disc management . . right click on the drive and select format
 

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My grandma needed more harddrive space on her pc so I installed an 80 gb harddrive on her pc. Right now it's just her slave drive. Her c harddrive is only 20gb, so could I just copy everything on that harddrive to the 80gb and make that the master hard drive and the old one the slave? Or would that cause problems? I want to do this so she can continue saving files to her c harddrive instead of a different harddrive.
 

Answer:Is it posible to change the c harddrive to another harddrive?

You would need to create an image of the the current 20GB drive and map it onto the 80GB drive (most ghosting/imaging utilities allow you to expand the 20GB partition to the full size of the drive without issue). The most common way to go about doing this is with Norton Ghost, but it's not free. There's a few Linux boot disks that can do it as well I believe, but I don't know any off the top of my head. Hopefully someone will have a suggestion for a free boot disc.
 

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I just recently bought a used computer to replace the one I had which died on me. For some reason, my old harddrive isn't being recognized as the main hard drive when I remove the new one and plug my old one in. Both harddrives are recognized when I have my old one plugged up with the extra power and IDE cable, so I was wondering if it is possible to copy the contents of my old drive to the new one and have it where it transfers all of my installed software over without having to reinstall everything?
 

Answer:Harddrive to harddrive data transfer?

So what you tried to do is get WinXP to boot after it was installed on a different computer. This usually does not work well unless the Motherboard onthe new computer is almost identical to the old one. At the very least you would want to uninstall all drivers that were istalled as part of the old motherboard then do a repair installation of Windows XP. Then again if your installation of Windows is an OEM version of Windows it is not legal to use it on a second computer even if the second computer is a replacement for the first. If this is a retail copy of Windows then you can do it. You would need also the drivers for the new system.. As far as transfering installed programs from one hard drive to another and have them work properly if at all, it is not likely that you will succeed in doing so as installed programs make changes to the registry so that windows will know where to go look for the files to operate these programs. Just transferring the programs will not make the changes needed to your registry that an installation would make.
 

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hey everyone, my mom's computer isnt working correctly. it turns on but it doesnt boot up. nothing shows up on the monitor. she has very important files and links that are saved to her computer that she needs asap.

my first thought was maybe i could access her computer through the router that we share but other websites told me its impossible without remote connection. and we cannot setup connects or access her computer at the moment.

i would like to know if it would be a good idea to take her harddrive out and put it into another computer. id rather not put it into my computer (just in case something goes wrong) but my brother has a laptop and could we put her harddrive in his? just temporarily so we can get to those files.

is that the best idea? to transfer her harddrive? if so is it okay that its going into a laptop and not a desktop computer....
 

Answer:transfering harddrive (harddrive problem)

You're best bet it to get a 2.5 Adapter for laptop HDDs then you would take that adapter and connect it to a desktop CD-ROM IDE 2 channel 3.5 Ribbon cable goes into the adapter. There you could transfer files off that drive. That's how it's done in IT repair shop. Below cost $6.99.



can get it off here or try newegg or wherever you want go to a local store to get..
http://www.cablesonline.com/25hdmounkitw.html

It also looks like this various version of the adapter


They all work..
 

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Hi,

This morning a fan in my case was making strange noises (either CPU or GPU fan I think) and so I turned my computer off. I turned it on a little later and the computer was making a really odd clicking noise, so I unplugged each harddrive in turn to see which was causing it. I removed the problem drive (not the one with my XP installation on) and then turned the computer on again. This time it just said could not detect boot disk. I've tried installing XP again, but it gets as far as loading all the setup files and then my PC reboots. The bios still detects the harddrive still in.

The harddrives are just normal IDE 120gb drives (the removed one is a Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 and the one still in is a Barracuda Seagate). I don't understand why the first stopped working (it is at most 6 months old) and why the 2nd one's installation is not detected (it is only a month or 2 old). Up til today, my computer was working perfectly. At the moment my whole computer is useless and the fan is still making the same weird noise occasionally.

Thanks.
 

Answer:One harddrive died, other harddrive's XP not detected

Welcome to Techspot

It sounds like the Drive you removed was the Primary, so the system can't find an MBR.
Also if that is right did you change the Jumper on the Slave left in your box?
Buy a new Fan, why take a chance ?
 

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can i run vista on one harddrive and xp on another harddrive on one computer

Answer:can i run vista on one harddrive and xp on another harddrive on one computer

Yes.

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Hello,

My desktop computer's motherboard was fried in a tragic lightning accident, but the hard drive is intact. I would like to purchase an enclosure for the hard drive and use it as an external hard drive. I'm posting here because I'm worried about compatibility.

Here are the hard drive details:
Seagate, S/N 90Z7588X
ST 380215A
P/N 9CY011-305
Firmware 3.AAD
Date code 08257
Barracude 7200.10
80 Gbytes

Will that work with any of these enclosures:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817158012
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817173047
http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Acom...sem/rpsm/oid/206486/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

Thank you in advance for any help!
 

Answer:External Harddrive from Old Computer Harddrive

Any 3.5" IDE compatible drive enclosure will do the trick. I use a ThermalTake enclosure myself (same as MadDog and CompUSAs no-name brand).

Courtney
 

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Question: M58 HDD Caddy

Hi, I want to fit a second HDD to an M58p small form factor (or whatever these small ones are called!) in place of the optical drive. I assume that Lenovo do a bracket kit for this, but I can't seem to find any part numbers etc... Anyone out there shed any light on this? Many Thanks, Mike

Answer:M58 HDD Caddy

Fitting a HDD into an optical drive bay can be accomplished with an inexpensive 3.5"--> 5.25" conversion kit available anywhere (Like the one HERE). I think Lenovo has a bracket for that but it would be really expensive. The hole for the optical drive can only be covered up by a blank bezel, that's going to be the tough part to find, if it is an issue for you at all.

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Hi everyone, I recently purchased the Z50-70 laptop and so far I love it! I feel it could be a little bit faster with a solid state drive, however.  I have a 250GB 840 Evo I can throw in (with a caddy for the 1TB HDD that's already installed), but from what I've researched I can't have a 1TB HDD in the CD drive slot, but I'd rather not put the SSD there, because it wouldn't perform at full speed and would completely defeat the purpose of that drive.  I guess what I'm asking for is the maximum capacity the CD drive slot will allow for a HDD caddy? Thanks!Gage Henry













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Answer:HDD Caddy for HDD in Z50-70?

I just put the sshhd in the caddy and the SSD on it's place. All works great and very fast. No problems.

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Hello,
I'm having problems with my WD blue 1TB HDD (which came originally with the laptop) being recognized using it in CD-ROM caddy.
I bought Dell Inspiron 17 5767 like a month ago, and of course I want to upgrade it with SSD (Samsung 850 EVO 256 GB), and then use original HDD instead of CD-ROM.
I already read the post: en.community.dell.com/.../19536697
I have Salcar caddy, which is proven good, already in previous 2 laptops, one HP and one Dell. Also the current one with this HDD was tested in older Dell and the disk is recognized and works superb. So from this I can conclude, the caddy and the disk are completely fine, something must be wrong on my new Dell side. 
I upgraded BIOS (to 1.09), SATA and other drivers yesterday ... nothing changes. 
The OS (on the SSD) is original as got from Dell, as the data was migrated with the Samsung utility from original HDD to SSD. Then HDD was formatted, currently has only one partition. 
In BIOS I disabled Virtual machine and LAN boot settings, as they are not needed. Also, LPM is disabled, as suggested in other post. But still no change. 
The HDD in caddy is not recognized in BIOS, nor Windows, nor Disk Management, nor CMD (diskpart).
I also tried to create smaller partition, about 850 GB, still not recognized. I didn't try with smaller than 750 GB, maybe should do this, but I don't believe this is a problem.
I bet there are other users out there with the same problems - did anyone got this worki... Read more

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Question: HDD Caddy

Hi guys.  It is safe to install a hdd caddy to my laptop? I upgraded my hhd with an Sandisk SSD 240GB but i need more space to store my work. I want to install the caddy on DVD-RW SATA Slot.  Thanks!

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I am replacing my hdd with a ssd. Thought of using the existing hdd as a 2nd drive with a hdd caddy. Should I get the 12.7 mm one or the 9.5 mm? Or is there a way to check this?

Answer:HDD Caddy for Z50 - 70

Hi deb i did the same upgrade and i bought  9.5 mm it fit perfect. 

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Hi. I bought an acer aspire e5-575g-53vg laptop. It came with an m.2 ssd so there is an open hard drive bay. I want to install a hdd but i dont have the hdd caddy to mount it into the laptop. Ive tried contacting acer live chat support but they cant sell me one because my model didnt come with one. Do you know where to purchase one?

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Question: caddy to z51

i need to install hdd-caddy to my z51-70 laptophttp://hddcaddy.com/en/lenovo-ibm-hdd-caddy/1347-lenovo-z51-70-hdd-caddy.htmlits legal to do this and i didn't not lose my warranty ??and it will work good with my laptop /?

Answer:caddy to z51

i need answer please 

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Hi. I bought an acer aspire e5-575g-53vg laptop. It came with an m.2 ssd so there is an open hard drive bay. I want to install a hdd but i dont have the hdd caddy to mount it into the laptop. Ive tried contacting acer live chat support but they cant sell me one because my model didnt come with one. Do you know where to purchase one?

Answer:Where to buy hdd caddy

You can purchase the caddy in the Acer Store.  This caddy is compatible only with: E5-575G-76YK and E5-575G-53VG models.




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Question: Caddy HDD

Hello everyone. I have two "easy" questions: 1) If I open my Lenovo for change HDD with an SSD, I invalidate waranty? 2) Do you know if is reasonable utilize a support caddy for have two drive rather than DVD lector? Thanks

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Question: Caddy

I need to transfer contents of an IDE hard-drive to a Sata machine. I have been told I need a caddy!. I confess I have no idea what this is.Would someone be kind enough to explain what I need and how to get it to work?.Many thanks

Answer:Caddy

This is a IDE caddy that you put your Hard Drive into. click hereThe Jumper on your Drive as to be set to Master for it to work, you then just plug it into a USB port for it to load. Do not just pull it out when you have done as this can damage the drive. In lower Task Bard near clock you will see a Icon with a Green arrow right click on this to safely remove. If you have problems shutting it down, power your PC down then remove the plug before restarting PC

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Question: IDE HD Caddy

Has anyone tried useing a DVD (apti ) as an exernal via usb in one of these

Answer:IDE HD Caddy

No, but thought about it, in theory it should work.The cases for IDE DVD drives are just larger tahn the ones for a 3.5 hard drive.

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Question: caddy?

 I want a second caddy for switching out the drives on occasion.   I believe quickstart (splashtop) requires the drive to be internal, not USB. Does the S10 share the caddy with another lenovo product, so that I can find it on ebay or elsewhere?  

Answer:caddy?

I would like one as well.

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I bought a Dell XPS 8700 desktop with an intel i7 with a 1 tb drive and 12 gb ram. I bought an intel 535 SSD (240gb) it didn't come with a caddy, and I have no clue which one to buy. Where would I buy one?? It is just " in there" as is, right now and I want it mounted

Answer:Where to buy ssd caddy?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=-1&isNodeId=1

Nice thing about the dell 8700 is it has an eMMC card slot

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Question: 8.1 from hd caddy

Hello all,

So I find myself in an odd situation. I upgraded form xp to windows 8.1 on an old laptop I had. Since then, this laptops video card has started to go. So what I am looking to do is to take the hd from that pc, put it in a hardrive caddy, and boot from that on a different computer. For certain reasons I need to retain both OS's.

My question is this. How will Microsoft deal with the licensing in this situation. I attempted this and got a notification that I will need to reactivate windows, but does this count as a second pc in their eyes? Or can I make the call and just say that the hardware has changed.

another note, Ideally I would like to move between both computers without re licensing, but I'm assuming this might not be possible.

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Question: HD Caddy Bus

Hello, I am thinking about getting a W520.  I plan on placing an additional SSD into the media bay.  What bus is that connected to?  Does that land in the SATA-III bus, or the USB? Thanks!T.J.













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Answer:HD Caddy Bus

SATA-III

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hi, I've bought a new caddy  bay for my T420. I don't know how to setup power manager when using a SSD and a HDD. Anyone using dual SSD and HDD can show me how to setup power manager. Eg, at section "stop hard disk rotation"? I've read that when using a SSD, it should set the section "stop hard disk rotation" for NEVER

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Question: Old Mac CD Caddy

Hello I recently purchased a old Macintosh Colour Classic with a external CD Caddy (Apple CD 150) and a Macintosh IIvx to create simple MIDI songs as a hobby.I was wondering if anyone is able to tell me exactly what a CD Caddy is and if a CD tray is needed in order to use it etc.I have been searching on the net endlessly and have been unable to find anything about them.Thankies  

Answer:Old Mac CD Caddy

1st generation CD drives had a removable plastic holder which you inserted the CD's into.  Then you placed the entire cassette into the drive.  Is that what you have?Is this the drive?  http://www2.sunrem.com/sun02.w?pt=661-1705&catcode=10100Here's the caddy:  http://www2.sunrem.com/sun02.w?pt=678-5059&catcode=10100

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Hi. I bought an acer aspire e5-575g-53vg laptop. It came with an m.2 ssd so there is an open hard drive bay. I want to install a hdd but i dont have the hdd caddy to mount it into the laptop. Ive tried contacting acer live chat support but they cant sell me one because my model didnt come with one. Do you know where to purchase one?

Answer:Where to buy hdd caddy

You can purchase the caddy in the Acer Store.  This caddy is compatible only with: E5-575G-76YK and E5-575G-53VG models.





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Question: Caddy in a g50/80

I have a G50 80 with no dvd drive in it, will it have the components in it to add a caddy and a ssd if I want too, thanks for your help

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i have just purchased a dynamode usb hdd caddy
all the shit in system info shows the device as

1: in usb in shows up as mass storage device
2:in hdd it shows up the wd3200jb hdd

but when i go to windows explorer i cant see the device

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so first of all what should the jumper settings be on the hdd-- slave,master,cable select ??
and i have been told i have to in initialize the hdd but not sure how to

any other tips would be usefull aswell..

cheers in advance
 

Answer:USB HDD CADDY !!! need help

So windows detects the device. Then it is either -
1) not formatted
2) doesnt have a drive letter

In XP goto CP>admin tools>comp mang.>disk drives
 

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Question: USB 2 Caddy

Is there any speed limitation for using HD in a USB Caddy?Like EADI posses PC100 and PC133 etc, or it is independent of that ristrictions?Please advise.'Z'

Answer:USB 2 Caddy

You will be limited to the slowest componet in the chain.I.e. the drive speed or the USB2 speed whichever is slowest

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Question: HDD Caddy

Does anybody know a part #  or even a website where I can get a optical drive caddy for my HDD there is one that looks close here but it doesn't specifically say L512. I would really appreiciate the help.

Answer:HDD Caddy

thats a good question, i already have the same problem.But I need a caddy for my Idea Pad N581. Can I use an universal adapter, or if there any adapter in the lenovo store?At the moment I do not found the right adapter in the lenovo shop. Who can help me???

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hi, i have a problem!i have backed up all my music cds onto a 40 gb seagate drive that sits in a caddy connected via usb.i backed them up via ide then put it in the caddy as i have no space inside my case.now most of the mp3 on there wont play and some play distorted. they all play fine via ide.please help, i like my small case!

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I checked the forum and it seems Lenovo still does not have a 12.7mm caddy for the W510 so I can add a second HD. Or is there any news? Also I see recommondations for the 'Chinese' caddies but it seems despite the fact that they are 12.7mm they might still be lose. Anyways, can somebody provide some experience with these. http://tinyurl.com/2dmlkwb - Link to the 'Chinese' caddies. Thanks

Answer:Caddy for Second HD

Unfortunately i bought the original Lenovo caddy and now i have a empty gap between the caddy and the ultrabay... (angry)Well i think i will find a solution to build a cover to plug it...Chris

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Thats it realy, I was wondering if it might be a good idea as I have a lot of home video to capture and edit . I thought I could use more than one hdd to capture onto and chop and change drives as required. It would also be handy as an off site store for the more important files. But can you use any HDD?Cheers Lixdexik.

Answer:Can any HDD be used as/with a caddy?

Put a HDD to an external enclosure or buy an external HDD.

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I've got one lying around somewhere... the CD drive caddy... in which you add an SSD and replace your CD drive.

Dumb question: what can I do with this?
Can I have another copy of the Windows?
Can I have Linux and multiple boots?

Thanks
 

Answer:SSD in caddy - what can I do?

Sure.
Just wondering why not install the ssd as an internal drive without the caddy?
 

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The desktop i bought from an asset management company did not have hard disk installed and missing the hdd caddy.any help highly appreciated!

Answer:Help! where can I buy the HDD caddy for A58?

 

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Question: z510 caddy

Hi i have a lenovo z510 laptop recently i bought a 64 GB SSD which let me install Windows on it to make it faster and done the same and replace the SSD with the 1TB hdd now i want to add my 1TB hdd with this caddy below http://hddcaddy.com/en/lenovo-ibm-hdd-caddy/295-lenovo-ideapad-z500-hdd-caddy.html i want to know is there any way not to buy this caddy and make it my own? what is included in the caddy? is it necessary? can i buy a Micro SATA Cables - Slimline 13 pin SATA Male to 22 Pin SATA Female Cable Adapter instead and install my 1TB hdd instead of optical drive? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003YVP8VS/ref=wms_ohs_product can i do that? and make my own caddy? or there should be another circuit inline? thanks

Answer:z510 caddy

do any body know what to do?

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Hi, I upgraded 1TB HDD to SSD and it works fine. The problem is after I install the origianl HDD to 2nd HDD caddy, windows 10 does not reconize it. When I tried to connect via SATA USB cable, it worked fine (was able to assign a driver letter to the HDD).  So here's my situation.SSD: All origianl data is migrated (even recoverary D drive) and installed in MB.HDD: formated and installed via 2nd HDD Caddy.BIOS: Updated to most recent version (2.00) In the disk management, it shows as following image: http://imgur.com/3A5f5MJI do see the HDD spaces, but  nothing appears when I right click these empty volumes.C and D drives are from the SSD. Can anyone help me with this issue? Thanks in advanced! 

Answer:Z51/70 2nd HDD CADDY Problem

Have this problem to, I wait for some answer, maybe lenovo will bring us BIOS update an then will suport 2-nd  hdd

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Seriously, I think it is brilliant the way some non English people can communicate in English - this isn't sarcasm - I really mean it.
When a person whose first language isn't English and they write an instruction manual in English about, let's say how to put together a flat pack table or cupboard. At worst it's annoying, at best it's a laugh. Especially when you're watching someone else struggling with it.
But I feel - in view of Health and Safety - there should be a limit as to what kind of instruction manual can be translated in this way. Putting a dowel in a hole where a screw should go, is one thing. Connecting a machine to the mains, then to a PC, when you're not sure if it's the right voltage or you've slid the switch in the correct direction; is a whole different thing altogether!
I think I can speak for most people when I say that seeing or hearing about someone blowing up their PC and being electrocuted in the process; would be just about as far away as anyone can get to being either funny or annoying.
So, before anything even close to this happens to me I'd just like to ask...Does anyone use an all in 1 HDD Docking Caddy? I have just bought one and for what good the 'English' manual is to me, they could have saved their time and money and written it in Chinese? However, the good thing is the manual isn't actually giving general instructions on how to use the caddy. It is in fact telling you how to 'Clone'. Which, luckily for me is not why I got the caddy. Why luc... Read more

Answer:Does anyone use an all in 1 HDD Docking Caddy?

Is it possible that you are trying to put an HDD with an IDE Connection, as opposed to a SATA Connection, into the Caddy?
There may be more types of Connection for all I know.

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Hi, I have a HP Envy 17-r105ns and would like to add a second HDD. Where can I buy a caddy and cable to do this?  Thanks

Answer:Second HDD caddy needed

Hi,Manual: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04696907Hard Drive Hardware Kit : 813796-001�Hard drive connector cable : 813795-001�Manual list your notebook comes with dual HDD support.https://www.newmodeus.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=614If you asked for this, then optical bay caddy is also available:2nd HDD / SSD caddy adapter:https://www.newmodeus.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=602RegardsVisruth

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Hello, I received my P70, and I was surprise to see that the dvd isn't hotswapable like it was with my T510.  I can unscrew a screw, and change my dvd my a ssd caddy but there is one available ? When I bought the laptop, I asked for one.  They accepted my request and send one for me, but I received a Dummy caddy, it's even marked on it, DUMMY    (it's used probably to put a blank when we remove the DVD). I think that the right part is 00NY314, but I'm not sure.  Still 50$ US for that, is't a lot, it will be around 75$ CAN.  I need to be sure before I order that part. Can someone confirm that ?  With a picture will be nice, not that I don't trust Lenovo, but I received a dummy part, so...

Answer:P70 I it possible to hotswap dvd with a SSD caddy ?

While I can't speak directly to your question, It is clear that hot-swappability of this 4th drive is not a design feature of the P70.  It is a shame that the nod to manufacturing simplification (read: cost & maintenance requirements reduction) had eliminated a very useful feature. With my W700, I can and do swap-out the optical drive for an HDD often to make speedy backups or access archived data.  It is very convenient and helpful. Alas, some would argue that USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt attachment provides adequate support for these things -- I'd still prefer a unit with the easy swap option--a workstation is supposed to be all about power and flexibility.   By way of example, Samsung realized its design error in eliminating some features and re-introduced user-removable storage to its latest line of phones. 





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Question: W510 HDD Caddy

Ok, so I have a W510, and ordered a HDD Caddy.  The box that the unit came in has 43N3412 written on it, but the actual Caddy has art number 43N3429.  It's not that big of a deal if they are the same part, but here's my issue... 1.  There is a HUGE gap at the top and bottom of the caddy which makes it look like it was never meant to be installed on this model. 2.  Whenever I carry my laptop sideways with the Bay facing down (going between meeting rooms, etc) the drive disconnects.  In order to see the drive again, I have to put pressure on it as if I am inserting the caddy into my laptop again. So, either this is not the correct caddy that was sent to me, or I have an issue with the case on my laptop in which the "catches" are not doing their job. (This does not happen with the DVD RW that came with the unit). Does anyone have one of these caddies working, and staying connected when you laptop is on its side?  If so, can you verify my part number against yours?  Cheers,Josh  

Answer:W510 HDD Caddy

 Hi same2you, The 43N3412 is the Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter III (Ultrabay Slim 9.5mm) and it's listed under accessories for the W510, but the W510 actually got a bay with the height of 12.7mm. So this would fit perfectly for the W500 that got a bay with the height of 9.5mm, but for the W510 there will be a gap like you describe. I believe the 43N3429 is the sparepart number of the same product. I cannot find a 12.7mm drive bay adapter from Lenovo and i don't think Lenovo ever offered a full-height 12.7mm bay adapter. If they will offer a 12.7mm drive bay adapter because of the new thinkpad models in the close future i don't know. I have seen 12.7mm drive bay adapters from ebay and other places for the T510/W510, but never seen any from Lenovo. If you google for something like "T510 drive bay adapter 12.7mm" you should find it. Whether or not the disconnect issue you describe is correct or not i don't know, but i find it hard to believe that's the way it should work. Since it's listed under accessories for the W510 i would except that it at least work fine with the gap, but i also find it strange that Lenovo doesn't offer a drive bay adapter that fit with the new Thinkpads. Maybe someone else can provide some more info about your disconnect problem, but i don't think Lenovo currently got a 12.7mm drive bay adapter. -gan

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Neighbour's son's laptop died. He had games he liked to play. I suggested a caddy which she bought and connected to her PC. All the files and folders can be seen, but games won't run. Thoughts, please.

Answer:HDD in a caddy - am I missing something?

Yes, I'm afraid you are missing something.
The games would need to be installed from the original disk onto her PC in order to run. She wouldn't be able to run MS Word from the disk-in-a-caddy either. If there are documents on that drive, they'd be openable, but would use the software installed on the host machine.

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I have been considering a HD caddy for use on the SATA interface of my Z70 and saw some for sale. But all don't have an OEM fit and require using the Optical drive face. I don't see a release for the DVD drive when I flipped the notebook over either like my ThinkPad has w/Ultrabay. I am not sure if its even supported properly by the bios and do want to be able to used the DVD drive as well. So its not a permanent solution I am looking for. Despite have ONE USB 3.0 port I still fine it quite slow moving data to 3.0 flash drives I have bought. SATA is sata and works without a fuss as fast as the drives can cache it and write. I miss ESATA port not on this notebook. It was a must have when I was looking for a notebook before and the T520 has it all but very poor screen and sound is horrible even for voice via Skype as a business system its bad and not solution for  it.





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Answer:HD Caddy in a Z70-80. Anyone added it to their Z70??

I guess most of you only visit the forum to post a problem as many show single digit post numbers.I thought I'd give it a try and ask. I think I will try now to find a service manual for this Z70-80 with detailed specifications on the architecture. Then I might be able to figure out how the Sata Optical drive is configured. SATA III or not.





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Hi, I have installed Hdd Caddy for bay adapter , but Notebook (thinkpad w540) can not recognize and see it. But same caddy works excellent on other, Toshiba notebook. what can I do? there is some settings from bios?
 
Thank you in advance
 
 
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Answer:Hdd Caddy for bay adapte

which model caddy did you get? Also, when you say it doesn't recognise it, does the bios refuse to recognise it too?

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Hi,

I have recently bought a old Satellite Pro A10 but it does not have a Hard drive or caddy, does anyone know if any of the other Toshiba Notebook Caddy's are compatible with this model ? I've been look around fleabay but not a lot of Pro A10 caddy's out there.

Any help is much appreciated

Kind Regards
Carl

Answer:Need HDD caddy for old Satellite Pro A10

It is not easy to give you precise answer to this question.
Have you checked eBay to see if something can be found there?

Check it for all A10 models. It can be satellite or Satellite Pro.

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I've taken an IDE HD from my now-defunct old Windows ME computer, placed it in an appropriate caddy and connected it to my newish WinXP machine. The intention was to wipe it and use it as an image and data file back-up. At this point it occurred to me that it would be sensible to look at its contents just in case there was anything left on it worth keeping.However, I'm not sure how to do this, or even if it's possible at this stage. It is recognised in the Disk Management window as Disk03 (but no drive letter), with the right capacity and manufacturer's details, but is marked as not initialized and unallocated. Right-clicking brings up a sub-menu with an 'initialize' option, but I thought this was equivalent to re-formatting it so I'm reluctant to try it.It's not vital, as all the important stuff was backed up and transferred to the new computer. But any comments or advice would, as always, be gratefully received.

Answer:Reading old HD in caddy

Have you changed the jumper on the HD from Master to Slave?Also your ME HD may be FAT32 instead of NTFS. Don't know if this might make it unrecognised.

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Hi, I bought a Z51 (as a christmas present for my mother).I have replaced the DVD RW with a caddy (I don't know if I can post the link here). I have set up a new SSD instead of the HDD, and installed the HDD into the caddy. I have been consistently able to boot from the original HDD (in the caddy), but only after a restart. (each time: first try, does not boot, does not appear in the boot menu. Then restart, and it works fine.) Windows 10 is now installed on the SSD and can perfectly boot (without the need of restarting), but the HDD appears neither in Windows nor in the BIOS. In fact, I have been able to mount it only once, after I launched the BIOS from the windows recovery options. Then it was recognized both in the bios and in the disk partition manager of windows 10. But I am not able to reproduce this. As this behaviour is quite strange, I was wondering if: it is a BIOS issue, a driver issue, or a caddy issue... Could you please provide me some advice ? 

Answer:Z51-70 : problem with HDD caddy

Hi Aurélien, I just found this post in this forum : https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/Z51-70-Problem-with-drives-larger-than-120gb-in... I have a caddy problem with my Z51-70 too. I think we have to wait...But maybe we can do pressure on Lenovo to release a BIOS update faster.

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I bought this HDD Caddy from NewModeUS to put an additional drive in the UltraBay adapter. There is a clear plastic layer with a tab on the end over the side of the caddy that has the perforated holes in it. Usually I've seen this tab to help pull the hard drive out of it's slot in a computer but I haven't seen it completely cover the perforated holes of the caddy before.  Anyone know if I should leave the plastic layer on the caddy or not? Will it effect the temp of the drive? Thanks,





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Answer:NewModeUS HDD Caddy

'afternoon.
 
leave the plastic sheet in place. it'll insulate the exposed pcb surface from the caddy.
 
cheers.

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Question: T420 HDD Caddy?

Anyone use one that fits properly without the gap? read that the one for sale on the Lenovo website will leave a gap on the T420. Looking to get one like this:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2nd-SATA-Hard-Drive-Bay-Caddy-12-7MM-Lenovo-Thinkpad-T420-T510-T520-W520-/...  













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Answer:T420 HDD Caddy?

Did you ever purchase that Item??I am presently in the UK and looking to order one for my T420. 

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Is there any software program that can read a HDD in a caddy irrespective of the formatting of the files.

What I'm trying to read is a HDD out of a Humax 9200 PVR.

Answer:reading a HDD in a Caddy

oops sorry I didn't understand the question at first.

I thought you were wanting windows to access it. which it will not do usually. windows only likes to see other windows installs

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The qn is in the title really; Where is a good place to get hardware from? I'm guessing I would like a 30 or 40 gig hard disk (2.5 inches?) and a USB2 caddy. Does anyone know or receommend a good price?Thanks

Answer:Where to buy portable HD and caddy

You could try your local Computer Fair or Ebay.Also see this previous thread click here

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Question: USB caddy required

My old XP PC has some pictures I need. I intend to put the old hard drive in an external caddy. I assume it is a PATA as it has those wide connectors.I can't seem to find the right thing for the job, so any help appreciated.

Answer:USB caddy required

click herejohnny

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Hello guys,I've got a problem with my caddy (second) HDD in my g6.Before few days i did fresh new installation on brand new ssd (kingston v300 if it does it matter) with windows 10 on it (while installing my second HDD it wasn't in laptop).All seems perfectly fine,works well and so on....after that i decided to put my caddy hdd back in place (instead CDROM of course) and after boot it wasn't there,was unrecognizable from BIOS and from Windows.I tried with few methods to detect it :Computer Manage > Disk Managementfrom disk part in windows promptfrom Device Manager and still the same,it still unseeable.I decide a problem comes from my caddy and change with a new one (this time was with switch ,first one wasn't with it) and still the same - invisible caddy hdd.After that put hdd back in a main socket,and formatted it,try again and...nothing,try and swtich theirs places and still same.Use last version for BIOS and all drivers looks uptodate.Thanks.Best Regards

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Hi all, I buy a L440 and I noticed that it hasn't got cd drive and I want to put in this place a caddy with an other SSD. I want to know if it is possible and if it is complicated to remove the protector.










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Answer:L440 put a caddy with a new ssd

Have a look at the Hardware Maintenance Manual to get an idea how to open things.Furthermore you might consider installing an m2 ssd .

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I am updating my equipment and I am loth to get rid of my IDE dvd burner. Is there a caddy available to hold this burner, in the same way as a HDD caddy does?

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Good morning, i'd like to remove the DVD reader for an additional HDD on HP Notebook but i don't know if i have to buy a 9.5mm or a 12mm caddy.The notebook is HP 15-ay036nl   (PN: X7H91EA #ABZ) 

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Win XP, SATA 500 Gig Hdd, Sharkoon Quick port.Disk manager recognises my HDD as basic disk, 467 gb,un allocated. But when I right click to format, it only gives, new partition, properties, or help as options. How do I format this disk ?Thanks for any suggetions in advance.

Answer:Format HDD in Caddy

You have to create the partition before you can format it.

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Question: External HDD Caddy

Bought the above (on great advice from here I may add) after having difficulty accessing my HDDi, my laptop picks it p ok but tells me disk needs to be formatted, which is what I didn't want to do. The disk was formatted NTFS with XP Pro The original problem was a boot sector fault which I wasn't able to repair, hence the option of trying to access it as an external drive. would it have anyhing to do with the jumper pins? or do I resign myself that I have lost the data?

Answer:External HDD Caddy

changed jumper pins and now can see all my files

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Easy question for you guys. I want to replace the original HD in my T60 with a larger SATA HD. Can I use the old HD carrier, or do I have to get one that's specifically designed for a SATA HD? Thanks very much in advance for the info.










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Answer:SATA Caddy for T60 ???

The same carrier will work just fine.
 
 

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Hello
Can I remove optical drive from Toshiba P70-B-11R
and mount 500 GB HDD in caddy instead ?
Which caddy do I need ?
Any for 2.5 inch, 9.7 mm or does it need to be specifically designed for this model ?
If so, some link would be most welcome
Thank You

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I have a old SATA laptop HDD that i want to format and reuse in a differant laptop, if i place in my USB to SATA caddy and locate through disc management is it as simple as right click on the drive and click format

Answer:Formating HDD via USB Caddy

In a word, Yes.

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Hi all,I own an Ideapad 310 15-ISK. It comes with a 1TB Hard Drive and I want to add an SSD ( solid state drive) by replacing the optical drive and I was asking what are the dimensions of the caddy to put ssd i've to buy ?Because in specification, form factor of optical drive is 9mm and all of the caddy are 9.5mm. Thanks in advance.Regards,

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I've a couple of 3.5" HDD (SATA and IDE) taken from an old Desktop and a Samsung PVR. I also have suitable external USB enclosures. The question is which Jumper settings to use (or leave unused) when in a USB enclosure. One HDD (WD) has the Boot flag set (SATA) and the other Seagate (IDE) hasn't. Both are 200-300 GB sized. Any advice appreciated.

Answer:3.5" HDD in a USB Caddy

External IDE drive jumper position should be set as master.

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Question: G570 Hdd caddy

Hello, i have a problem with hdd caddy on my G570, model name 20079,Bios and windows  not recognized this hdd caddy, i try this caddy in Lenovo B590 and it s work fine. I have latest bios in ma G570, any advice please ? Thanks 

Answer:G570 Hdd caddy

I have the same problem with my G580  please help!!!

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Hi,I have a T60 and I need to install a new hard drive.  I do not have the HD caddy anymore and I was wondering if I can still properly seat the HD without it.  Also, I have a SATA hard drive replacement - will this work with my T60? Thanks,Peter

Answer:Installing HD in T60 w/o caddy

Welcome to the forum! SATA is the correct drive type, but no hard drive should ever be installed in a ThinkPad without a caddy for a variety of reasons. Spend a few bucks on eBay and do it properly...

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Hello,I would like to ask for support with following issue. I bought new SSD HDD and wanted to use it as drive with system. So I removed the original HDD (with installed Windows 10 and more partitions) and installed the SSD. After that I installed OS Windows 10. This system works fine on the SSD. I placed my original HDD to a caddy and connected it instead of optical drive. I disabled booting from CD/DVD and USB in BIOS.  After restart, the drive was recognized in BIOS (displayed in boot order), but the laptop won't boot. It got stuck with HP logo and did not boot. I realized that when I disconnect the caddy, Windows boots from SSD. When I connect the caddy again, after a while hdd is visible in My Computer (all partitions, but without correct labels), but none of the partitions is accessible. I thought it can be because there is still instaled OS on the caddy drive. So I booted GParted from USB, removed all partitions and created one with NTFS. After that the drive is not visible in BIOS boot order, but if I connect it after Windows starts, I can see it in Disk Management.Because I'm lost with this issue, I tried some procedures with GParted and TestDisk which caused the drive was in RAW data format. Finally I removed the one partition in GParted and after boot, the drive is marked as Uninitialized and it asks me for initialize where  I can select MBR or GPT format. I tried GPT, but it failed because IO errors. My questions:1. is it even possible to ... Read more

Answer:HDD in caddy not working

Hi, Because the old HDD still has a signature therefore you can use a very simple work around 1. Mount old HDD to other machine, NOT HP machine to copy files and reformat it,2, Now put it back to the caddy and machine will boot from SSD. Regards.

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Hello to all,I hope someone can help me:I have an HP laptop 15-ay 035nl and I bought a Samsung SSD 850 evo and a caddy to replace DVD reader with the HDD mounted on the laptop. What have I done:- SSD has been put in place of the HDD, caddy was not in. I installed Windows 10 and everything was great - I replaced the DVD  with caddy with inside the HDD and here the problems started because: beginning the disk was not recognized, then I mounted again and had to wait a lifetime before it could be recognized by windows.When it was recognized I tried to format it from windows but I could just delete partitions.  I had 500 gb of unallocated space. - At this point, I swapped the two hard drives putting the SSD in the caddy and the HDD inside the laptop. Windows did not start, not only appeared a blue screen saying there was a hardware failure. When I put the SSD within the pc windows it had been corrupted and I had to reinstall windows  again. Same problem happened also when I disconnected the HDD from the motherboard and there was just SSD in the  caddy. - At this point I put the SSD in the laptop and the HDD again in the caddy.  I could not get  to format the HDD neither instal windows on SSD getting the error 80300024. Once I removed the caddy I was able to install windows on the SSD Now I am very confused because I do not know if the problem is the caddy itself or the DVD controller on the motherboard. Can someone help me?Tha... Read more

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Hi all, I had recently upgraded my HP 15-g002ax with an SSD which now has no additional HDD slots.I believe the DVD drive can be replaced with an HDD + Caddy combination.I understand my laptop needs a 9.5mm one, but it seems there are several types of Caddied - SATA/Universal/Unibody etc. Could anyone assist me with a Caddy compatible with my laptop? Current laptop specifications: http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-15-Notebook-PC-series/6545564/model/7101305/document/c0431501... 

Answer:HDD Caddy for HP 15 G002AX

Hi, Your machines uses a Fixed, serial ATA, 9.5-mm tray load ODD (Optical Dics Drive). Please try:             https://www.amazon.com/WoneNice-caddy-9-5mm-Universal-DVD-ROM/dp/B004Y8SGXW Regards.

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I've just fitted a hard drive caddy and put 2nd hd in it.It has a sliding lock at the front which prevents the caddy from being removedand it also incoporates a power switch.The instuctions say the drive can be hot-swapped because releasing the lockcuts off the power supply to the disk in the caddy. If I do this with W98 runningis there likely to be a problem when I put the other disk in?My instinct is to switch the computer off before swapping drives. Any views / experiences on this please?CD

Answer:HD Caddy and hot swapping.

It is hot swappable,if you use software,but is it necessary?safer to swap when machine is off.Why risk losing your files.

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... would it work (USB 2.0 interface)? I know that for extra storage, a 300Gb disc seems good value - but I get the backup storage (on DVD RW discs) and a DVD copier too - alll in one portable package - but wd this setup of an external caddy containing an internal DVD RW actually work?

Answer:CAddy & Internal DVD RW ...

CDROM caddies are not very common, but in principle I don't see why it shouldn't work. A USB2 enclosure is just a box with an IDE to USB2 adaptor. For a DVD burner, the caddy must be USB2 and your computer must support it as well (firewire would probably be slightly better). USB1 would be too slow to cope with the data transfer required for burning DVD.

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Question: s51 Disk Caddy

Hi - I am looking for a replacement hard disk caddy for my 8171 s51 as it is missing. I have got the drive just no caddy. Where can I get one from please...  

Answer:s51 Disk Caddy

Hi google the part number you shold be able to find itAXX002799 

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