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Lenovo B50-80 HDD Caddy Problems

Question: Lenovo B50-80 HDD Caddy Problems

Hello,i have problems with my Lenovo B50-80, running Windows 10.Before this Laptop, i had a HP with a SSD. I replaced the 1000 GB HDD from the Lenovo against the SSD.Next step was to replace the ODD against a HDD Caddy with the 1000 GB HDD.The Problem is, that the HDD is not running. The HDD is visible in Disk Management, but i cant initialize it. It also shows up as "unknown".If i try to initialize it as GPT, a warning shows up, that say that the size of the Disk is to small for GPT. Initializing with MBR there comes warning that System cant find data. Dont know what that means.I thought maybe the HDD is destroyed ore something like that. So i tried it with my tower PC directly connectet via SATA and it worked fine. I also formated the disk with the Tower.Then i tried again with the HDD Caddy and the Laptop but it did not work.In Device Manager it shows up and says, the disk is running without Problems. In Disk Part, the HDD sometimes shows up (with 0 Mb) and sometimes not (which is strange...)In Testdisk, i cant see the HDD. Does anybody know where this problem comes from?Maybe it has something to do with energy savings? Like switching of the ODD when not used? I tried the whole day, but did not find a solution or wokaround. (sorry for bad english)

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I WANT TO INSTALL SSD IN LENOVO Y500. FOR THAT I NEED SSD CADDY. AS I AM IN INDIA, I AM UNABLE TO FIND IT ANYWHERE. PLEASE ANYONE PLACE A LINK WHERE I CAN FIND IT IN INDIA. I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO KNOW WHETHER I SHOULD INSTALL SSD IN ULTRABAY OR HDD IN ULTRABAY FOR OPTIMUM PERFOMANCE.













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Answer:LENOVO Y500 CADDY FOR SSD

Hi arshi_poudel,
 
welcome to the community,
 
I would recommend you search on websites like eBay and the like, you should be able to locate one in no time.
 
As per recommendation, well an SSD is always gonna be top choice.

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Hello. I am going to buy Lenovo 320-15IKB with no optical drive. Also I would like to change the standart HDD for SSD and use this HDD as a second hard drive. Therefore, I would like to ask if i may add the HDD using caddy adapter even if there is no optical drive in the model. There is no problem with opening laptop, but i would like to ensure that the space of DVD is empty and could be used. In the second place, I am not sure if there are all cable connections in there. I mean if there is a SATA connector which corresponds to DVD drive in other models. Another possible problem is the way to fix caddy to the motherboard. Normally it can be fixed by a metal part and a screw form the optical drive. But by not having dvd rom, would it be possible? In the case of having the hole, where may I get the metal part and the screws needed? And finally, would it fit using a standart 9.0 mm caddy? Or the only option is to use my HDD as an external hard?Thanks in advance PS. And another little question about RAM-memory. Would those models work well in it? Are they compatible? Which one would be better? (I believe that HyperX sue to CL13)1. HyperX Impact HX421S13IB/8 https://www.inet.se/files/pdf/5310120_0.pdf2. Kingston KCP421SS8/8 

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Hi I have just got a ideapad 310 AMD A10 laptop. I am looking into having a small SSD and keeping the 1TB as I have a dummy optical drive I am looking at getting a caddy to replace it, I found a review on notebookcheck.net of the i5 version but the caddy is the same as the one I have minus the connecters on the back, thats what i am looking for the connection on the back of the plastic tray. I have attacted the pic from the website. 


























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I bought a SSD in order to swap it and the original HDD of the laptop but when I connect the HDD caddy, bios doesn't recognize the original HHD in the caddy. Does anyone know why it can been happening?

Answer:HDD caddy problem Lenovo B50-80

It would be helpful to know what you are calling a "caddy" and how it is connected to the notebook, and what OS you have installed.
 
CB

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Hello everyone, I'm getting my first Laptop after many years of being a Desktop user and I have some question on how to do things here.First I'm getting a Lenovo Y580, model #59359513, which only comes with a 1TB 5400 rpm hard drive, there is no msata SSD but I believe I have the option to install one later.Right now I'm planning in adding a Samsung 840 Pro [url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147193]link from newegg.com[/url], where the hard drive is, and get a hard drive caddy for the hard drive to have it as storage. Now my questions are: 1. How is the connectors to install a SSD on a laptop, is it just plug and go, is it simple as removing the hard drive and adding the SSD to it or do I have to get adapter of some kind? If I do Please let me know which one. 2. I have been reading and I see lots of people that are using caddy, is adding the SSD to the caddy not the other way around like I want to do it, is there a reason to it? 3. Some people are complaining about heat issues and saying that using it with a SSD + caddy will help to solve that, but keeping the hard drive generate heat the same way, doesn't it? 4. Please suggest me a good caddy for the Y580, I dont know which one to buy yet. 5. If I have the option to add a msata SSD later, I read somewhere that I might have to get some screws to it, does anyone knows anything about it? Thank you.













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Answer:Lenovo Y580 + SSD + Caddy, questions.

1. SSD has SATA interface connector like your HD; so replace and install OS.  No adapter needed.2. Caddy is needed if you want to use optical drive space as space to hold the SSD/HD inside laptop.  -- I'm understanding your getting a hard drive caddy is to have it as external enclosure, right?  If external enclosure is not what you had in mind, then you do need a optical drive caddy to hold the HD as extra storage and lose the optical drive.3. screw holding the mSATA is standard like the rest, so it shouldn't be too hard to get one - if not, scavenge from one of the screw holding the HD (haven't checked this myself).

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Hi all. I just bought a B50-70 laptop and I thought I upgrade it with a SSD. I bought a caddy and a 120GB Kingston Hyper X Fury and I installed it in the DVD-ROM slot after removing the DVD drive. The problem is that Windows 8.1 does not properly detect this drive. Under Disk Management in Administrative Tools, the drive shows up with a down red arrow and when I try to create a MBR on it, an error message pops up with an I/O error. I have the latest BIOS firmware from Lenovo. A Windows 8.1 installation disk does not recognize this drive as a valid on to install the OS on. The SSD works fine in another PC and it is properly detected by the B50-70 BIOS. My question is: does the B50-70 actually support a SSD via a caddy instead of the DVD-ROM? What can I do for this drive to work? Please help!

Answer:SSD with caddy on Lenovo B50-70 Laptop not recogni...

Try swapping the drives.Connect the SSD to the mainboard's SATA port to check if this helps with proper setting up. Then, try the hard drive in the caddy and see if there are any problems.If you encounter any, buy an external drive rack and use the HDD with it. 

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What parts do I need to install a 2.5" HDD/SSD in my Lenovo Thinkpad P50?I only have the M.2 NVMe drive in there now, so it doesn't look like I have the right bracket/cable/caddy/etc.Thanks,Charles











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Answer:Lenovo P50 Caddy to install 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD

http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/itemdetails/4XB0L63274/460/7EF7D50A5A7047049A355BF42AAF3C5C
 

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Hi, Can i remove my built in dvd-rom and replace it with a HDD caddy for a SSD drive. If there is a compatible caddy can you please post me a link of it. I want to use the SSD as the boot disk and use the HDD as storage. Is it also possible to use the caddy for the HDD and put the SSD where the HDD was? I also have a 6gb ram installed on my lenovo p500. Can i upgrade? What is the max ram i can install?













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Answer:Lenovo P500 touch 2nd hdd caddy for ssd

hi ChillZ,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Yes this can be done!
This one should fit right in.
 
 
Or you can read through this forum thread
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/Lenovo-Z500-Replace-HDD-with-SSD/m-p/100053...
 
 
Is it also possible to use the caddy for the HDD and put the SSD where the HDD was?
Yes youll need a 2.5 size laptop SSD
This one
http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=7AA5BAEBA5CA7304
 
Maximum RAM Capacity is 8GB
    I suggest you check the installed RAM on your system, Since you have 6GB
         You might already have 2 slots used. one 4GB and one 2GB
                   you might end up removing the 2GB and Replace it with identical 4GB to max it up
 
You can check here for your system's maintenance Manual for Guide on parts removal
http://download.lenovo.com/express/tophmm-idea.html
 
 
Hope this helps
Cheers!





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Hi! I have Lenovo G580 manufactured in 2012 (with Intel Core i3-2370M 2.40GHz), and I want to place SSD instead of CD/DVD ROM. I am not experienced with upgrading, and I don't know which SSD and caddy socket I should choose (2.5, 1.8 mSata, M.2 and also whether 2.5'' or 3.5''), would you like to help me? CD/DVD ROM model is Phillips Lite-on DS-8A8SH20C, it looks very much like 45N7592 LENOVO PHILLIPS & LITE-ON DS-8A8SH20C H INTERNAL/TRAY SATA OPTICAL DRIVE , socket is like third picture. Thank you in advance! P.S. Which is a little weird for me, Lenovo Bridge software does not recognize which product I have.













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Answer:Which SSD and SSD caddy type for Lenovo G580 (instead of CD/DVD ROM)?

hi pneumokok,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
From page 103 of the G580 HMM, the ODD is a 12.7mm so a 12.7mm HDD caddy should do the trick.
 - Sample item
 
As for the SSD, most users I've seen uses a 2.5" Samsung SSD so it'll be best if you go with this brand too for best cmopatibility.
 
Sample videos:
Lenovo G580 HDD+SSD Upgrade
Lenovo G580 HDD caddy install
 
Good luck on your upgrade!
 
 
Regards

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Hello! I recently got a Lenovo B50-70 and replaced its 1TB hard disk with an SSD. Now, I'm looking to replace the optical drive with the original hard-disk, but I'm just unable to find out which disk caddy to use for it. If someone owns the same laptop and has used a disk caddy, please suggest the specifications for a disk caddy.











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Answer:Please suggesst a disk caddy for Lenovo B50 70

Hi Saketme,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
You can get either one of these
http://hddcaddy.com/en/lenovo-ibm-hdd-caddy/1040-lenovo-b50-hdd-caddy.html
 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-2nd-SATA-Hard-Drive-SSD-HDD-Caddy-adapter-for-Lenovo-B50-series-laptop-/...
 
Regards
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Hi I have lenovo g580,last week i bought an 120gb ssd and  hdd caddy ,i replaced the original hdd with the ssd and I put the HDD into the HDD caddy to replace the CD / DVD drive , but when I start my pc the bios does not recognize the hdd in the hdd caddy , I check in bios for the ODD drive : is not installed , but the ssd is recognized. Please help !!Thanks. 

Answer:Lenovo G580- HDD caddy not recognized!!

hi itachi_tarik,
 
Is this item the HDD caddy that you purchased? I've encountered the same issue using that same universal caddy and getting a replacement sorted the problem.
 
In addition, is the stock HDD 1TB? If yes, then it's also possible that the HDD caddy that you purchased doesn't support 1TB. To verify, try inserting the SSD in the HDD caddy and observe if it's detected in the BIOS.
 
Lenovo G580 HDD+SSD
 
 
Regards

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Hello dear Lenovo community, I've been having a problem regarding an HDD caddy for about two months now. After deciding I wanted to make my G510 a little bit faster, I bought a Kingston 240GB SSD (don't think the brand is needed) to put instead of the SSHD I previously had. Of course 240 GB is not that much. I only wanted it for the Windows partition. So, I also bought an HDD caddy to put it instead of the ODD (Optical Disk Drive). So far so good. Everything came and I made the swap. The SSD inside the original place of my SSHD and then I removed the ODD to put the HDD caddy with the SSHD in it. The problem is, it is not recognized when booting. The laptop just hangs/freezes at the Lenovo logo. I tried to switch places (SSHD in its original place and SSD in HDD caddy) and to my suprise, both of the drives were recognized, but I could not format my SSD and access it whatsoever. I discovered a workaround where I put the ODD tray back in, start Windows from the SSD, then while booted and loaded, I take the ODD tray out and insert the HDD caddy with the SSHD. Then, Intel Rapid Storage recognizes it and my drives are correctly shown. The problem is when I shutdown the laptop and turn it back on, I go back to my first problem, which is freezing Lenovo logo. The only way I can work with this, is if I just restart or put the laptop in Stand by. Even when I put it in Stand-by, sometimes the SSHD gets disconnected and I have to do the ODD tray thing again. Do you have an... Read more

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Hi,I have replaced CD-ROM by HDD Caddy with SSD (Samsung 850 EVO 250GB) in my Lenovo ThinkPad L440 (20ASS3GT0) as a second storage device (not one with the OS). When I'm trying to start the system, I'm getting a message "Configuration changes - restart the system." and the system reboots again and again. What is more, I can't access the BIOS any more - pressing F1 does not work. Updating to the newest version of BIOS (1.85) does not help. After removing HDD Caddy everything works fine. I have tried some of the configurations below: Removed the battery, pressed the power button for 10-15 sec. and rebooted with AC Adapter connected - still got message "Configuration changes - restart the system."Removed HDD from standard SATA port and connected it using HDD Caddy - cannot boot into the system. There is no message "Configuration changes...", HDD is detected but it is not on the list with bootable devices (there is only one option to boot over the LAN).HDD Caddy connected with no storage device - boot into the system with no problem.The problem is, that I need two storage devices - one for the OS and second one (using HDD caddy) for another data. Could anyone help me to solve that issue?

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Hi everybody.Next week my G50-70 (LNV 59421805: i7-4510u, 4gb ram, 500 gb hdd, amd radeon r5 m230) will arrive in my hands.In my previous laptop (Macbook Pro) I installed a caddy for the second hhd instead of the Dvd drive.Does exist something like that for this G50-70?Thanks in advance

Answer:Second Hard Drive Caddy for Lenovo G50-70

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Himy laptop is Lenovo G510sDVD Rom works well but when i plug HDD Caddy the driver Disappeared and show nothing.my laptop can't recognize it and i can see it in Device manager in Other Section as shown in attached image.also can't read it in boot menu.?also by bios is updated.i looked for this problem and found its in the most of lenovo laptops.anyone knows any solution for this.Thank you 
























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Hello i am looking to buy a Lenovo B40-30. i have seen some B40-30 come with a dvd drive and some that do not ,
if i buy a B40-30 without a dvd drive is there a space to acomodate a dvd drive/dvd hdd caddy?
Regards calum
 
 
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of problem.

Answer:Lenovo B40-30 - Adding a DVD Drive or HHD Caddy

hi calum
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
Looking inside the unit via this B40-30 Video Disassembly Guide, this system uses an ODD connector board that attaches to the motherboard and into the ODD.
 
- Link to picture
 
If you'll be going for an HDD caddy, I would recommend you get the B40-30 with an ODD so that you won't have any issues  attaching a caddy as there's no guarantee that this connector is present with a B40-30 with a dummy ODD..
 
 
Hope this helps.
 
Regards

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Hello, I recently bought a 256gb SSD and a caddy for the ultrabay slot.  I was wondering should I place the Hybrid drive and place the SSD into the spot it once took? I plan on moving windows to the SSD and frequently used programs/games. I just want to make sure which method is safer. I'm wondering because I might reset my computer since it refuses to download needed updates or it says it has the update but, windows won't reconize it, to upgrade to windows 8.1 then windows 10.

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What is the HDD caddy size (thickness), 9.5mm or 12.7mm? for Lenovo Z50-70 Notebook (59-436412) (4th Gen Ci5/ 4GB/ 1TB/ Win8.1/ 2GB Graph)













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Answer:Lenovo Z50-70 Notebook (59-436412) -Caddy

hi ashjs,
 
The Z50-70 uses a 9.0mm ODD. You may be able to get away with a 9.5mm universal HDD caddy but it will be a tight fit.
 
 - Link to picture
 - Sample item
 
Edit:
Added links
 
 
Regards

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Hi Everyone, I own an x201 tablet for good few years now, I upgraded the internal drive to a Lenove 128GB drive back  then, I upgraded again to a bigger Samsung 840 500GB few days ago, I purchased a drive caddy for the ultrabase to help in the migration and to use it with the older 120GB SSD,  I put the new SSD in the drive caddy and it was recognized with no problem, I cloned the older SSD with no issues at all, now to the problem I am facing, when I replace the 128 GB drive in the ultrabay caddy it cannot be seen by the bios, when I replace the new SSD drive with the Old one the laptop boots up fine (so there is no problem with the old SSD drive). I tried couple other HDDs with the caddy and they all worked fine, but not the Lenovo 128GB SSD,  The link on Lenovo website states the 128GB SSD should work with the ultrabase, I bought an aftermaket caddy asuming they are compatible though,   http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-73170http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/product-and-parts/detail.page?&LegacyDocID=MIGR-70903 I have the most recent bios version (1.4),  Any idea what might be wrong? Many thanks

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Hello All, I recently replaced my Toshibha 500 GB 7200 RPM HDD with 240 GB SSD. Now i want to use my old Toshiba HDD using a ultrabay caddy.   Please recommend a ultrabay caddy for W520 laptop. Thanks.

Answer:lenovo w520 ultrabay caddy

I'm using the "nimitz" one from eBay and it's perfect. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2nd-HDD-SSD-hard-drive-Caddy-For-Lenovo-Thinkpad-T420-W520-T520-/221096920...  

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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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Hello guys, I'm in Japan now for 4 months.Can you tell me if I can find on Amazon JP a 2nd drive caddy?I want to mount a Samsung SSD, and put my 750GB HDD in a caddy in DVD-RW place.Cand you suggest me some links on Amazon JP? I need to be sure it will fit  Thank you very much !

Answer:Lenovo Z570 2nd drive caddy Japan

HICheck ebay from this linkhttp://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=z570+caddy&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR9....Some of them are worlwide shipped s





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Hi I have a serious problem. I was buyed caddy to my cd / dvd rom bay. When I run any of my disk it get same error. When I add caddy in to my PC and no matter if it's OS disk or secondary disk they "works" about 5-15 minutes.  When I do nothing with disk, just let him connect without any I/O operations (here It's only my though, because Windows can run some hidden process, I don't know, but they are absolutely quiet), they can live in my OS for forever. BUTWhen I for example start copying music from disk on my PCI to this disk in caddy / extarnal disk it starts copy at full speed, but with every socond of transfer connection get slower.BUT 2.a) When it's OS disk in my caddy OS get slower too and finally gets BSOD after about 15 minutes . b) When it's just external disk the whole operation stuck, but If I kill explorer.exe OS handle it and not fell into BSOD.  My NTB is NOT compatible with WINDOWS 10.. I read about it on official Lenovo website. So it's very annoying unsolvetable problem. Every servis can say: It's just not compatible notebook.  So, do anybody same problem? MyNTB : Lenovo G500, Windows 10 homesome tags:EXTERNAL  / CADDY / SSD / HDD something like this get slow and stuck Thanks anybody who can help.Best regardspuspo  

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Thought I'd share my experience with installing an SSD to a Lenovo Z710 ideapad. I am by no means an expert but just a fellow community DIYer that wanted a performance upgrade for my notebook. It is a little long to read but when doing any changes to electronics, I think details are very important.This tutorial is for a fresh install of a Windows 7 x64 CD onto the SSD via my standard optical drive. After reading the forums about cloning issues and dual boot problems with the original HDD, I have decided that doing a fresh install of windows would work best for me. Who likes Windows 8 for a non-touchscreen notebook anyway? So first of all, you need an SSD. I bought myself a 250gb Samsung 850 EVO sata III SSD. You can find these for ~$100 now on amazon, newegg, microcenter, etc.If you plan to use your original HDD as a secondary storage drive, you will also need an HDD caddy. I found one on eBay for $8 shipped. You just need to search for the 9.5mm universal sata HDD caddy. You do not need any other cables.STEPS:1) Pop your Windows 7 install disc into your optical drive. Shut down your notebook completely, unplug the wall charger, remove the battery, and flip the notebook over.2) Remove the bottom cover by unscrewing 3 screws: 2 on the top corners and 1 in the center. Then gently slide the cover down away from the battery compartment. This will expose all the internal components.3) The HDD is in the bottom left corner secured by a metal cover. Unscrew the 4 screws holding the H... Read more

Answer:Lenovo Z710 SSD Installation with HDD Caddy Tutorial

Thanks for posting your experience with the upgrade !

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Hey y'all,I bought a driver caddy, this one:http://www.gearbest.com/hdd-ssd/pp_274547.html Also, i upgraded the internal HDD to an SSD and that works perfectly. The problem is the HDD in the caddy. Windows 10 won't recognize it in device manager and disc manager. Any help or ideas? Did i buy an incorrect caddy? Any help would be great!

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Hello, I bought before some days the laptop (I3 5005/4GB/1TB). I bought also a caddy case to upgrade it with ssd hard disk.I install the ssd to internal sata and i install also the hard disk (1TB) to the caddy case.The problem is that the caddy case doesnt recognise always the hard disk(1TB). I already changed the caddy case from the shop that i bought it and the problem still exist. I update the bios and the drivers of the chipset and the problem still exist.Do you have any suggestion?? Does anybody else have the same problem??I install the same caddy to another computer (Asus) and everything is alright.Is it a controller problem? please help

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Hey guys. I'm using my Lenovo g510. Once I decided to obtain a better performance on my device by changing HDD for SSD. I wanted also to use both of drives so I bought caddy adapter like this]([click here to put my HDD and replace with my DVD-ROM.
My problem is when I enter to BIOS I can only see my SSD which is located in main slot.In device manager I changed storage controller from IDE to AHCII, reinstalled Windows 10.
Usually from coldboot (I mean when my laptop is turned off from longer time)usually there is no possibility to see partitions from my HDD in My Computer or device manager. Sometimes when my HDD partitions are visable in my computer and I will log off (close laptop) and strat laptop again the partitions are visable and I can enter to them, i can see folders but I can see files or I can see files but cant open them.
In device manager-> disk drives my HDD once is visible
once isn't.
I started to looking some guides in Internet. I tried to make a changes in regedit like in guides but there is one value which is not saving. HKEYLOCALMACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\iaStorV\StartOverride. When I change value of 0 from "3" to "0" and reboot the value restores itself back to "3".
I checked from some guides again and I tried to grant ownership to my account or something like this but it won't work (or I just did something wrong)
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Answer:Lenovo g510 secondary HDD problem (via caddy adapt

If you have reinstalled win 10 on the SSD and your files were created on the HDD using a different version of windows or a different account you may not be able to open them because window thinks they do not belong to you.
You need to take ownership of the files see here

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What kind of hard drive and hard drive caddy would I need for a Lenovo Thinkpad 410? Where is a good place to get a caddy, and about how much do they cost? I was looking to buy a T410 on eBay, and I see a lot of them don't include a hard drive.      I don't know much about laptops in general.     I saw 2.5" laptop hard drives for sale on eBay and at newegg.    Will any of them work?        

Answer:What Hard Drive and Caddy Fits Lenovo T410?

Any of those Lenovo T caddies on ebay will work.  I think the going rate shipped is $9 or less.  As for hdd, pick the capacity you need using Newegg, Amazon or TigerDirect.  Just make sure it's 9.5mm or less.  Occasionally a nice 1TB spinning at 7200rpm with 32 or 64mb cache goes on sale for <$70.  I think last week the HGST was $58





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I recently purchased a HDD caddy for my Lenovo T410 from Lenovo. I installed a SSD in the primary HDD slot and I placed a 1 TB HDD into the drive caddy to be used as additional storage. I installed Windows 10 on the SSD and set the document store to be on the secondary drive. I can boot into Windows just fine but the issue is that the secondary drive shows up in Windows but when I try to access it explore.exe freezes. If I remove the secondary drive and restart my computer it works just fine. I cannot understand why this would happen considering it worked just fine at first. If anyone has any ideas as to why this is I would greatly appreciate it, considering I have already searched the forums of many different sites. 

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hey there, I am wondering if anyone on here has done this or has had any experience repacing the DVD drive on a G series latop with a CD/DVD caddy to install a secondary hard drive? thanks

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So ive recently just purchased the Y700 and ive taken out the 128gb SSD and put a 250gb in,which works fine.But when i got it, it only came with 2 of the hard drive bay clips. so my question is where the heck can i buy the clips so i can put the 128gb back in? Links?>

Answer:Lenovo Y700 adding hardrive caddy clips

I think these are Lenovo propriety parts. Contact Lenovo support, they may have some they can sell to you. 



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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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i got SSd hard and replace it in place of the existing one HDD and i found that i need the HDD also in the laptop so i will get caddy and replace it in the space of the DVD rom and make the dvd as extrnal dvd use it when i need  but i see many people complain that the caddy not match the dvd rom size i see dvd rom is Internal 9.0 mm (Rambo) and the caddy 9.5 mm so is there is caddy 9mm or all are 9.5 mm also i need recomandation for change dvd internal to extral does only need sata usb converter without power or must extranal power for that is there is try or caddy to convert internal dvd to extranal

Answer:adding another hard disk on lenovo G50-45 need caddy configuration size

I would opt for using the old HDD as a USB external drive. Most "caddy" options do not work correctly in the Optical Drive Bay, there are quite a few threads that have extensive postings on problems with them.A USB hard drive external case is a cheaper option, one that will work with any USB enabled computer. This would allow for quick transport of files between computers and notebooks / tablets.Good luck.CB

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I have Lenovo G510. I am using WD 1TB hard drive since 2 years.
I bought new SSD and replace HDD with SSD and then replace the DVD Drive with that 1TB Hard inside Universal Caddy.

Initially I was getting problem the drive doesn't show in Windows 10. I reseated the Caddy once again after that it started showing up.

Now it shows the secondary HDD but after start up it stops working like I get 100% active time, and 0 read and write.
There is flip in universal Caddy in which there are 3 states and I have set in the middle, but the problem is still
there HDD that I was using from years stops working inside caddy after 10 minutes startup every time in Windows 10
What can be the issue?

Answer:Lenovo G510 : Windows 10 Hangs in Startup after adding HDD Caddy

Welcome to the TenForums @shanalikhan







shanalikhan said:

There is flip in universal Caddy in which there are 3 states and I have set in the middle, but the problem is still
there HDD that I was using from years stops working inside caddy after 10 minutes startup every time in Windows 10



Can you share make model type of HDD Caddy. Not sure what the 3 states are.
Ken

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Hey GuysI have a x200 Tablet that came with a 64GB SSD drive, i want toreplace it with a 500GB 7200RPM 2.5" drive but i need a new hard drive caddy. I have looked on eBay an Amazon but they only have caddy's for thex200 (not Tablet model)  and x61 Tablet will they fit into x200 Tablet? Can anyone help please.Thanks

Answer:Replace Lenovo x200 Tablet Hard Drive Caddy?

Hi and welcome to the forum!

It will work. eBay does have caddy for X200 tablet though.

Hope this helps.





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Hello, I would add a hard drive on my lenovo 3000 k, but I can not find a "braket "for the drag in the second location 3.5. or can I get this piece,  thank you. !

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Hello,
 
I appear to have a corrupt C Drive, the Lenovo test came back with storage device test failure. This makes sense to me, as I have had nothing but problems with this PC from day one, I had to re-install Windows 10 about 5 times...
It came with Windows 8 originally.
So I guess I need to get a new hard-drive. I remember doing something like this about 15 years ago, where it was just taking something out of a slot and putting something else in instead, but I guess times have changed! What do I need to do, and will this affect being able to install the operating system etc?
Many thanks for any help....
 
I have a H50-50 Desktop 
 
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Answer:Lenovo H50: Options for replacing a failed hard drive (HDD, SSD, caddy, SSHD)

This maybe be an opportunity (as they say, to turn lemons into lemonade.)  Probably the one best thing you can do to add performance to your system (providing your storage requirements aren't extreme), is to replace your HDD with a SSD.  
 
Cable connections are the same as your failed, existing HDD (SATA3 6.0Gb/s data and SATA power), and depending on the physical size of the HDD (probably 3.5" from the specs), you will need a 2.5" to 3.5" caddy. 
 
Best SSDs: Q1 2017
 
Or, as a direct physical replacement, a 3.5" SSHD would be a good upgrade over a standard HDD (I'd avoid any 5400 rpm drives.)
 
Best Solid State Hybrid Drives (SSHD) 2017
 
 
 

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i am planning to get https://www.amazon.com/ORICO-Adapter-SATAIII-Connectivity-Macbook/dp/B010CRVKUO to replace my optical drive with HDD hard disk ( which came with my laptop) as i replace the HDD with SSD disk does this caddy works will or will not recognaize HDD disk  there is some say there is controller problem and ORICO say that they caddy support lenovo laptop anyone try it also i need recommedation for converter or try fot optical drive as i will change it to external one

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I have Lenovo G510. I am using WD 1TB hard drive since 2 years. I bought new SSD and replace SSD with HDD and then replace the CD Drive with that 1TB Hard inside Universal Caddy. Initially i was getting problem the drive doenst show in Windows 10. I reseated the Caddy once again after that it started showing up.Now it shows the secondary HDD but after start up it stops working like i get 100% active time, and 0 read and write. There is flip in universal Caddy in which there are 3 states and i have set in the middle, but the problem is still there thatHDD that i was using from years stops working inside caddy after 10 minutes startup, the SSD is working fineWhat can be the issue? any ideas

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Hello,
 
I appear to have a corrupt C Drive, the Lenovo test came back with storage device test failure. This makes sense to me, as I have had nothing but problems with this PC from day one, I had to re-install Windows 10 about 5 times...
It came with Windows 8 originally.
So I guess I need to get a new hard-drive. I remember doing something like this about 15 years ago, where it was just taking something out of a slot and putting something else in instead, but I guess times have changed! What do I need to do, and will this affect being able to install the operating system etc?
Many thanks for any help....
 
I have a H50-50 Desktop 
 
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Answer:Lenovo H50: Options for replacing a failed hard drive (HDD, SSD, caddy, SSHD)

This maybe be an opportunity (as they say, to turn lemons into lemonade.)  Probably the one best thing you can do to add performance to your system (providing your storage requirements aren't extreme), is to replace your HDD with a SSD.  
 
Cable connections are the same as your failed, existing HDD (SATA3 6.0Gb/s data and SATA power), and depending on the physical size of the HDD (probably 3.5" from the specs), you will need a 2.5" to 3.5" caddy. 
 
Best SSDs: Q1 2017
 
Or, as a direct physical replacement, a 3.5" SSHD would be a good upgrade over a standard HDD (I'd avoid any 5400 rpm drives.)
 
Best Solid State Hybrid Drives (SSHD) 2017
 
 
 

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I have bought a beautiful Lenovo Ideapad Z500 (i7 3xx2qm + 8 GB DDR3 + 1TB HDD hybrid + 8GB SSD + nVIdia GT740m)....it's very good notebook...but i have one insopportable problem. In datasheet about sellers it report that Wifi it's b/g/n and Gigabyte lan......but it do not support 5 Ghz lan and Z500 have only a 10/100 RJ-45 We are in 2014! How it's possible that Lenovo produced a notebook with a fantastic hardware and not included support to dual band wireless with 2,4 and 5 Ghz and not included support to 10/100/1000 My old notebook (7 years) support this type of connection!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1)Can i raplace the wireless card with one that support dual band wifi?2)Can i replace the ethernet card? with a 10/100/1000 lan?3)Can i replace the DVD-RW with a caddy + SSD 250 GB? Thanks

Answer:Lenovo Z500 replace Intel N-2230 wireless card and remove DVD-RW for Caddy + SSD

1)Can i raplace the wireless card with one that support dual band wifi? Answer: NO. But you can use a USB dual band  wifi adapter instead. 2)Can i replace the ethernet card? with a 10/100/1000 lan?  Answer: NO. But this function may not be needed if you properly choose the wifi adapter mentioned in question 1. 3)Can i replace the DVD-RW with a caddy + SSD 250 GB? Answer: Maybe. You have to match the connector and the physical dimension of the caddy.

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Hi

I have just fitted a internal ide drive caddy so i can use some of my old IDE hard drives as backup drives, but alas i can't get it to work, power lights is on & i can here the drive spin up when i first slide in the tray with drive in it, but can't see it in my computer i have checked ide cable seems to be in fitted ok (brand new one) I thought it might be jumper setting as it was set as master so i removed pin still nowt. Its a pluscom mr-ab, i have two hard drive in comp, both using sata & dvd uses sata so this is only ide device i have, running win 7 64bit. any help muchly appreciated. Thanks

Answer:IDE drive caddy problems

Might be a daft question, but did you try and detect the drive in the bios ?

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I've recently began having problems with a SATA - USB caddy to my Laptop. The caddy in question is one of these:

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Sometimes I get "Delayed Write Errors" (in XP), other times the blue light will just go off and any activity will be stopped without any warning - when I take the USB cable out, the light comes back on and the caddy works again. I've asked the seller and he thinks its a problem with the HDD itself, with a possible "Bad Sector" - but I'm not convinced.

Any help?

Answer:USB 2 Hard Drive Caddy Problems

Link Dead
Either the controller is wacked or the HD has problems, bad sectors...

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alright everyone! let me give the lowdown on the goings on.
Basically, my pc has died on me, but luckily i have a laptop. I cant afford a new pc yet, so i bought a hard drive usb caddy thing. it works a treat with my dvd writer, and with my other hard drive (200 gig Western Digital one, with partitions and windows on the drive), but this seagate one is being a bit more of a pain. the usb drive itself can handle upto 500 gig, and i have a usb 2.0 connection (so theres no compatibilty problems, and it works with the 200fine) also, i tried to put the hard drive in another pc as slave and it found it, but didnt bring it up in windows/my computer. its the same problem on my laptop, my usb caddy finds the drive, and the name, and says its connected, but doesent bring the drive up in any explorer windows etc...
im a bit worried now that the drive might be dead (i have LOADS of data on there that i really need 2 get my mitts on). when i go into hard drive management, the drive is found but has a yellow exclimation point next to it.
i was thinking it might need checkdisc being run on it, but i dont think it will find the drive when windows nexts boots up with it being a usb drive. im thinking of perhaps using knoppix to get into the drive to see if the data is still there etc... (but ive not used knoppix for well over a year and ive pretty much forgotten how to use it lol).
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Answer:Seagate Barracuda 250gb/usb caddy problems!

Is it an ata drive?
 

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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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Hi.

I recently installed a fresh Windows 10 Home on my laptop. I was having some problems and so I made a post on this forum. That post can be seen following this link: Factory reset laptop that has had an upgrade to SSD by cloning old HD
That has been solved in a weird way. Basically I had to remove my secondary HD which I had in a caddy connecting where my CD drive used to be.

Now I am having a problem with the secondary hard drive. If I leave it out then I can boot the computer and everything works fine. When I insert the caddy (by shutting down the computer first, of course) and then boot the computer, it gets stuck on a loading screen with the small Windows logo and swirling loading dots on a black background. It stays like that until the computer eventually decides to sleep. Something like 30 minutes.

In the bios both of the hard drives are registered and I can see them in the boot options.

I have also tried to connect the hard drive which is in the caddy to the computer using an external enclosure and then it shows one of the partition as being something like 30GB (should be around 300GB) and the other partition shows up but is unreachable.

I am clueless as to why this is happening.

Answer:Hard drive in a caddy causing boot problems

Which disk is set as first boot device in the BIOS ?

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Hi.

I recently installed a fresh Windows 10 Home on my laptop. I was having some problems and so I made a post on this forum. That post can be seen following this link: Factory reset laptop that has had an upgrade to SSD by cloning old HD
That has been solved in a weird way. Basically I had to remove my secondary HD which I had in a caddy connecting where my CD drive used to be.

Now I am having a problem with the secondary hard drive. If I leave it out then I can boot the computer and everything works fine. When I insert the caddy (by shutting down the computer first, of course) and then boot the computer, it gets stuck on a loading screen with the small Windows logo and swirling loading dots on a black background. It stays like that until the computer eventually decides to sleep. Something like 30 minutes.

In the bios both of the hard drives are registered and I can see them in the boot options.

I have also tried to connect the hard drive which is in the caddy to the computer using an external enclosure and then it shows one of the partition as being something like 30GB (should be around 300GB) and the other partition shows up but is unreachable.

I am clueless as to why this is happening.

Answer:Hard drive in a caddy causing boot problems

Which disk is set as first boot device in the BIOS ?

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Just bought a new z51 last month and I'd like to replace my Disc drive with a hard drive but I'm not sure which Caddy to get. There are several on Amazon for pretty cheap. Anyone successfully do this?  Thanks! Phen

Answer:Lenovo Z51 - Which Hard Drive Caddy would work to replace DVD Drive?

Any updates? Did it work? I got a 'universal' caddy, but it does not get detected on my Z51. Works on my hp though.

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Hi everybody, I have a HDD bay caddy with my T430 laptop. Unfortunately, when I plug and un-plug the battery from the laptop, it does not recognize the second HDD on bay caddy. I must restart the computer to make it appear in my computer. This problem did not happned in my previous win 7 but only for my windows 8.1.The HDD will work perfectly to until I plug or un-plug the battery which is my habit when using laptop. Thanks for any help from you guys.

Answer:Lenovo HDD bay caddy does not work when plug-in and not plug-in battery

Sorry but the true problem it that sometime it recognized the HDD bay and sometime does not. the only solution that I found out is the researt until it does. 

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My company has bought 150 ThinkPad's, L420 model, with Windows 7 Pro OA installed but NO recovery DVD.The problem comes when we had to reinstall some of the laptops, because we used 4 different types of Windows 7 Pro 64bits kits (downloaded from MSDN), all of them NOT willing to accept the serial no. from the sticker under the battery.We tried to contact Lenovo Customer Support here in Romania, using the contacts we find on Lenovo.com: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/feedback/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-76613. The surprise is that the phone number is NOT IN USE. So:- we got 150 paper weights for the price of 150 laptops.- we payed for Windows 7 Pro and we got almost nothing.- we trusted Lenovo to help us after sale and we were wrong. Now, my question is:Do you think we will ever buy again or advise someone to buy something from Lenovo?

Answer:ThinkPad L420 problems! Windows 7 problems! Lenovo support problems! and so on...

Hello and welcome,
 
When activation fails are you offered an automated phone option?
 
Do the recovery media sets you made when you got the machines work as they should?
 
How about making a set from a working machine and trying it on the failing machines.  Does that work?
 
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I have some problems with the Lenovo software. Lenovo Account Portal does not launch Lenovo Companion and Lenovo Settings. Also, Lenovo Solution Center is missing from the Start Menu. The second problem is that some tiles are blank in Start Menu. Seemingly it's the apps that aren't Metro. I'm not sure when the problem started, but I think it was like that since I got the PC. If I right click the apps, the only option will be "Pin to Start", and with some apps: Share and Rate. Here's a picture of the problem:I did already try:Restarting the PC.Doing scannow, DISM, and scannow again.Fixing Registry errors with CCleaner.Updating BIOS and drivers. What can I do to fix the problem?

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Please Read carefully, two cases in this message: Yesterday, i noticed a big issue within my notebook. I have a Y550 (P8700 cpu, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, 500 GB HDD, GT130M) and interestingly the battery only lasts 5 minutes before saving state of computer and turning of. I called Customer Support, because it has only been approximately one year since my purchase. The support staff (don't remember his name) told me to use Lenovo Energy Management Program to check to capacity of battery. Well, i did try that but it didn't help my case. He also told me that Lenovo gives only 6 months warranty for battery, but other components has 2 years warranty. It is totally unacceptable and false information. Because, i checked several online forums and resources and finally looked at Turkish Commercial laws and website fo industry and trade ministry. The statement is: Batteries and Recharging Tools are under two years warranty. So, Lenovo's policy is 6 months, but offical statement by Industry and Trade Ministry of Turkey is two years. I read a user's topic (he owns another company's high end laptop) and he had a very similar case like mine. After receiving a reply like mine, he applies to a court against company and company had to replace his battery under warranty, even after 6 months.  Today, i called Lenovo Turkey again, (toll free line) and a madam (her name is Saadet) responded to my call. She tried to help. However, her responses was same as the day bef... Read more

Answer:Problems with Lenovo's Policies and Lenovo Turkey Customer Support

p8700 supports vt but you need bios update which there's not any available for vt.
( you can use feedback form to inform lenovo, but it may take some time and/or they may not publish new bios update )
for replacing battery, you should contact vatan computer, let them ship your laptop back to support line.

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I have the lenovo 15-isk and I was wondering if the lenovo nerve sense is available for my computer.Also my vents make a lot noise when they start up and when they stoped, any help?

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I have the lenovo 15-isk and I was wondering if the lenovo nerve sense is available for my computer.Also my vents make a lot noise when they start up and when they stoped, any help?

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Hi,I'm new Lenovo's User. I've a Lenovo X1 Yoga from 7 days and few minutes ago I had using for first time the "Lenovo Solution Center". When Hardware's scanning are finished, report to me this code WPE001001-WL7Y2H in  PCI Expres status. How does it mean this code? It's a serius problem or I can solve this with a simple download?  Tanks for Now.Regards AB 













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Answer:Lenovo X1 Yoga - problems with lenovo solution center

see this thread:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/PCI-Express-hardware-test-fails-Lenovo-X1-Car...

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Can someone send me LEnovo y570 bios 2.08 (DOS) please.I installed the Lenovo energy management and this utility done something wrong with my CPU and he is not working at full power. Also Fan speed are low. Flashing bios to 2.12 doesnt help me this problem is still on. I try to delete Lenovo energy management and install diferent versions but it still dont help. Try to reinstall windows on different versions(8.1 10 xp 7) and it doesnt help. Who can send me the bios 2.08 dos files or help to fix this ( now i have unlocked 2.12 bios) pls heeeeelp i will accept any solution.

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Let me preface this by saying that I own a Lenovo X220T and have done for a little over a year. The laptop spends 90% of its time hooked up to a keyboard, Mouse and External screen and is used 3-4 times a week for note-taking. I am an 'advanced user' and certified IT engineer.  I've had numerous problems over that time but I've had enough now. I recently contacted support as one of the plastic tabs to hold the screen has has broken and while I was there I reported a fault with one my USB the yellow plastic has also broken. Support phoned me today whilst I was clearly busy and launched into telling me quite brashly that warranty wouldn't cover it and I was on my own. I was told that although some people has the same problem, there aren't enough for lenovo to recognise it as a fault. The call dropped (as it was a mobile) mid sentence but I was not called back.  Windows 8 drivers and software is laughably bad. Installing the official windows 8 sound drivers broke my soundcard and I had to revert to standard drivers. The fingerprint utility doesn't work at all, crashing every time.The pen just isn't accurate enough at the edges. It improves with the latest firmware but it'sstill not perfect. This is not the kind of support I expect when purchasing a £1300 laptop. While I could deal with all the 'nuances' of the device, this encounter with a poor service has pushed me over the edge. I will not be purchasing from lenovo again, Nor will I recommend the... Read more

Answer:Fed up, Lenovo x220T problems. Lenovo support useless

I use the same laptop and one of the little plastic tabs is broken for mine as well. It seems that most of the drivers I've installed for Windows 8 have functioned well.  The pen tablet driver didn't, so I obtained that one from Wacom directly.  That one gets the pen functioning properly, though there seems to be a DCOM component not registered properly which throws errors in the event log.  This, is something I expect will be fixed in the near future.  The sound driver provided by Windows works, but the one provided by Lenovo works for me too.  My fingerprint reader works great.  Use this driver to get yours working. I'm sorry to report that the Wacom digitizer in your tablet will always have accuracy issues near the edges.  This is true for all of the computers I've used which uses Wacom's electromagnetic resonance technology (there are some very technical reasons for this problem I won't go into) and it's inherent to the technology itself (The now-defunct OQO used the same technology, for example, and has exactly the same problem).  There isn't really anything that Lenovo can do.  The firmware update helps a little, but software cannot fix a limitation of hardware.  I have learned to deal with this by doing things like broadening the scroll bars to make them easier to drag (useful for touch anyway).  It has not really impacted the way I use this computer.  I take notes with it frequently in OneNote and i... Read more

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Lenovo Energy Management 8.0.2.20 I installed it on windows 8! And see only this control panel without control of speed fan! And sensor panel too doesn't work for fan speed control! Please halp me to fix it!
 
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Answer:Lenovo Energy Management 8.0.2.20 problems on lenovo y570

Check the thread below for the patch of the software.http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-8/Z570-Lenovo-Energy-Management-for-Windows-8/td-p/856023





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I have a Lenovo Y50 and i have the Lenovo Solution center installed on it version. 3.3.004 . But evertime i open it it say it has an uppdate and when i download it and its about to install it it says somthing about harsh verifiation. Anyhow seems like i cant uppdate it. I use to have a nice battery bar on the bottom right corner now its ony windows orginal icon. Wounder were my nice one went. It seem like it keep tracking on my battery usage bettwer caus somtimes it let the power bar go lower so it wasent constantly on 100%. Now i get the message that my battery ha been over 70% a long time and its not good for it.  Anyhow whats upp with that Lenovo Solution center and if you can help me with that battery issu i would be even moore happier. / Cheers

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I purchased a Lenovo V570, standard Best Buy Windows 7 configuration, about 6 weeks ago and have had one particular problem I can not seem to resolve. At random, my wireless network connection ( WiFi ) is slowing down to a crawl, going anywhere from 1 Mbps to 54 Mbps and then stabilizes at 54 Mbps. It works fine for any random amount of time and will do it again at will. It is driving me a bit nuts. I shut Wimax and My Wifi off. I have no need for them. I have three other XP computers in the house that use WiFi and I do not have this problem with any of them. I have not taken this computer on the road yet to see if this occurs at any of the hot spots that I use. Any body else having the same problem or can shed some light on what is happening? Any help would be appreciated. Update: 3/23/2012 I have tried all the solutions to my problem, most recently I updated my wireless router to a "N" band model with slightly different results. I now get great speed, my network stays connected to my wireless router, but I still loose my internet connection. I have checked this with two other computers in the house at the same time I loose my internet access and both computers connect and stay connected. I have flashed the bios with the latest release. I have upgraded the driver for the N-6150 chip from Intel's website, which is more current than Lenovo. Yes I have uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers. The way the problem gets resolved when it occurs is to disconnect ... Read more

Answer:Lenovo V570 WiFi problems - update - new problems

have you tried to update/re-install drivers?also, take a look at the thread below.it may help.http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-and-U-series-Laptops/Y560-Wireless-n-mode-not-connecting/ta-p/3...

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Since you have to hunt around different Lenovo sites (and other sites) to find out about these softwares, I decided to make a post to get feedback from actual Yoga owners on how these programs interact, what they do, which ones are prerequisite, and which ones are unnecessary. Please don't take this as a blanket answer. This is just what I have found. It might be right - it might be wrong. I'm looking for others to post their experiences as well. Lenovo System Interface Foundation Driver - Necessary prerequisite (missing driver in device manager without it). It allows the Lenovo Utility and Lenovo Companion to work. Lenovo Yoga Mode Control - Necessary if you want to use your yoga to seemlessly change between all the different modes (laptop, tablet, tent, stand). This software is responsible for autorotating and putting Windows into tablet mode. Lenovo Utility - Recommended(?) This one I'm not too sure on. I remember that I was missing some function that I wanted but I can't remember what it was now. Maybe battery cycle count and health? Lenovo Companion - I don't have this one installed and don't think it's necessary but would like someone else to shed some light here.

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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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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

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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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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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: 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: 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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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Hi everybody i hope you are all doing great. Laptop Details:Lenovo Y50-70 Laptop (Lenovo) 203784720hq512ssd960m16gb ram I made a clean install to my lenovo laptop so I lost some essential applications that came with my laptop. I installed almost all the drivers and apps at lenovo driver support download page without problems but i could not find some of lenovo apps that came in my laptop when i bought it and I really need them. The only one available in the driver download page were Lenovo energy manger. The most importants for me that i need are lenovo onekey recovery app and lenovo updates. For onekey recovery I only need the app, not the files to restore the whole partition, because the recovery partition is intact, I did not format it. So I only need the app that opens it. Th apps I want to get back are:1. Lenovo Onekey Recovery app - The one I am more interested in.2. "Lenovo Updates' (lenovo updates is the name of the app) The scond one im am more interested in.3. Lenovo Settings4. Lenovo companion If someone can guide me to where to download each of them, it would be great. I would need for windows 8.1 64 bit or windows 10. Thank You, I hope you can help me.  

Answer:Where do I download Lenovo Y50 Onekey Recovery, Lenovo Settings. "Lenovo updates", Lenovo Companion?

Go to the Windows Store and do a search on "Lenovo."   You will find almost all the apps you need are available there.

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