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XPS L502x: 2nd Hard Drive using a Universal Caddy in Optical Drive Bay

Question: XPS L502x: 2nd Hard Drive using a Universal Caddy in Optical Drive Bay

Hi,
I am trying to replace my optical drive with a HDD Caddy with a Seagate 2TB HDD. When I start my laptop with the drive installed both my bios and os don't recognized it. If I start my laptop and then slide the caddy into the optical bay my os picks it up immediately. If I restart the computer the drive is gone. I have discussed with the caddy manufacturer and they aren't sure what the issue is. I have updated all my drivers and my bios via Dell's website.
Can anyone provide some insight?
Thank you.

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I bought myself a SATA caddy to replace the optical drive on my Lenovo Z51-70, with a 2.5" SATA Drive.The caddy and the hard drive work, as tested on another HP Laptop.But on my Z51-70, the Hard drive is not detected, either in BIOS, or within Windows itself. I checked the Device Manager and Disk Management, but it is not visible anywhere like it is on my HP Laptop. Any and all help and suggestions will be appreciated!I desperately need this to work!Please Help! 

Answer:Z51-70 2nd Hard Drive via SATA Caddy to replace Optical Drive.

Lenovo released a new bios update! Did you try it?

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Hello guys,

Can 9.5mm Universal SATA 2nd HDD SSD Hard Drive Caddy work on Lenovo Laptop G510 ?

Regards.

Answer:9.5mm Universal SATA Hard Drive Caddy work ?

Don't know why it wouldn't. Most laptop cd/dvd drives can be removed and caddy put in.
Lenova specifically? Not 100% but no reason it not.

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I've gone through several of these caddys.

My laptop (a Lenovo G500) continually has the same problem; it refuses to recognize the HD I connect to it using an Optical Bay Caddy I purchased on eBay (I've tried several, it does this with all of them). The first time I connected it it saw the Hard Drive and worked perfectly. I rebooted and it hasn't shown up in the BIOS's Boot Screen or anywhere else since.

Here are some pictures of the caddy itself: https://imgur.com/a/qEXbq#0

Related BIOS configuration screens: https://imgur.com/Xmv8ZIx,bq46dDy,Ofcp0XW,6RFCQVn,RK28j...

Laptop specs:

System: Lenovo G500 CPU: Intel Core i3-3120M CPU @ 2.50GHz Dual-Core
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000, 1366 x 768

What could be causing this?
 

Answer:Laptop refuses to recognize Optical Bay Hard Drive Caddy?

Have you tried setting Sata Controller Mode to Compatible? I assume it's just a name for the old IDE mode, which means that if it works,it will be slower.
 

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i am planning to replace my HDD with a samsung 850 evo 250gb ssd and place my current HDD to my optical drive after removing it . But i am not able to find any answers online for as to which caddy i can use for the HDD . can someone please suggest 

Answer:optical drive hard disk caddy for HP Notebook - 15-ay011ne

  HP does not make the caddy for the optical drive but nearly every Chinese shop does so the market is flooded with them.  https://www.jacobsparts.com/items/HDDBAY-02/ There are some compromises that will be made with one of these devices which I am happy to explain if you wish. Also, are you clear on how to open it up and replace the HDD with the SSD? Happy to help further. 

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I have an Edge 14. Intel i3 M370 model.  I ordered a OBHC and installed a 160 Gb SATA drive, loaded with WIN 7.  In the main drive bay I have an Ubuntu OS setup.Trying to set up a dual boot configuration.  But, when I boot the drive and enter the BIOS set up, the drive in the caddy doesn't show.  If I let it boot from the main drive, Ubuntu starts up. If I put the Ubuntu drive in the caddy and nothing in the main bay, "NO OPERATING SYSTEM." When I look at the computer in Ubuntu, the OS7 drive is there.  All three partitions (Lenovo, OS and startup).  I can mount them, etc.  When I use Disk Utility in Ubuntu, the drive shows up listed under the SATA controller and is located at position 2 of the SATA bus.   I updated the BIOS and it is now 1.26. Still no sign of the HDD in the caddy.  Very odd.  When I power up the computer, the LED in the caddy does light up. When I run sudo update-grub in Ubuntu, the WIN 7 loader shows up in the list.  So a bootable OS is seen.  But if I select WIN 7 loader in the GRUB list at boot, I get a "no such drive" message, and am lead back the the GRUB list. In the BIOS, the config menu, the startup list only includes HDD0.   Is there some secret BIOS trick I need to play?  Correct me if I'm wrong, but there aren't any jumper settings, etc. on a SATA drive, right?  Nothing there to change. Any suggestions would be very much appreci... Read more

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Hello, I'm going to be replacing my primary HDD (1tb) with a SSD and will place the HDD in a drive caddy, replacing the existing DVD drive. 3rd party vendors list both 12mm and 9.5mm drive caddys for this - I imagine a newer laptop would have the smaller form factor, unfortunately this spec info is not available from the manual or Lenovo tech support - does anyone happen to know? Might be best if I yank the drive and measure it or take it with me to buy a caddy in person, rather than order online. Thanks for reading,Paul

Answer:Replacing the Optical drive on Ideapad 510151SK with HDD caddy, need drive size -12mm or 9.5mm?

Per page 63 of the Lenovo ideapad 510-15ISK/ ideapad 510-15IKB Hardware Maintenance Manual item #4, your laptop uses one of 3 9.0mm optical drives (see below) so a 9.5mm caddy may not work.   There are some 9.0mm universal versions like this one available, but I have not used them, so be sure to check with the seller for capatability before ordering. No     Description                                                                      Part# /FRU4        HLDS GUE0N 9.0mm Slim Tray Rambo ODD             5DX0J464884        PLDS DA-8A6SH 9.0mm  Slim Tray Rambo ODD      5DX0F864044        TSST SU-228GB 9.0 Rambo ODD                                5DX0H14227 Lenovo ideapad 510-15ISK/ ideapad 510-15IKB Hardware Maintenance Manualhttps://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/ideapad_510-15isk_510-15ikb_hmm_201604.pdf Cheers,

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I would like to buy a caddy for an extra hard drive for my HP Notebook - 15-ay168sa but I would like to know the dimension of this laptop to buy the cady because there are two version one is 9.5mm and the other is 12.7! so would you please help identifying which one fits my laptop?

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Greetings, I ordered a 9.5mm "Universal" drive caddy from Amazon which stated compatibility with the V5-571, but it's terribly tight trying to get it to fit and even though I push it until it feels like it's seated in the SATA port, the screw holes under the keyboard don't line up and I can't get Windows 7 to recognize the 1TB 7200rpm NTFS-formatted drive, even though I've verified that the drive can be recognized on another Win7 system. I'm concerned about the mis-fit and wondered if anyone here has had success in installing a caddy in the optical bay? If so, I would love to know if there is a measurement or other specification I need to look for, or better yet, a link to where I might find one. Many thanks.

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I have HP Probook 6570b notebook. I bought this machine without optical disc drive. So It has jus a plastic box on the optical disc drive's place. Nowdays i bought a HDD Caddy, but I can't fix it to the notebook with twists and i have not faceplate (or bezel) that it would be aesthetical. My question, how can i purchase order faceplate or (if simplier) optical disc drive with accessory?

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I want to replace my optical drive with an ssd. So i want to know the height of the drive caddy i should purchase? whether 9.5mm or 12.7mm height is the required height?Please help me out. My model is HP Pavilion 15 ab549tx.

Answer:2nd HDD caddy replacing optical drive for HP Pavilion 15-ab5...

From the Manual: Optical drive Fixed, serial ATA, 9.5-mm tray load You seem to know what you want to do but let me just toss out a couple things you may not have considered. The optical drive port is a lower speed SATA than the hard drive port. So if you put an SSD in there it will be running slower than it can. Also it is not bootable so you would be using an SSD just for storage. You may want to consider just putting a bigger and less expensive mechanical hard drive in there for storage.  The laptop has ports for 2.5 inch SATA hard drives and a SATA-type M.2 disk so you can add a solid state drive that will work way better, just not in the optical bay.  Service Manual Post back if you need any more help.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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Hello everyone! I am planning to add a SSD to my HP Pavilion 15-p263nl Notebook PC. I found on some sites that I can remove the optical drive and put a second drive using a caddy adapter into the optical drive bay. I found that some people on the forum have done it successfully, but nothing about my PC model. I want to know if it could work with my product. In other words, there is my plan:1-Remove the actual HDD from the hard drive bay and replace it with the new SSD.2-Remove the optical drive and replace it with the caddy adapter containing my old HDD.3-Do a clean install of Windows 10 on the SSD, using a USB recovery flash drive made with my actual Windows 10 system (which was updated from Windows 8.1 by July 2016). I already have a 120 GB SSD drive from OCZ (OCZ Vertex 3). I have some questions before buying the adapter:1- Will the two drives (my old HDD and the new SSD) be recognized by the motherboard / BIOS and the operating system (Windows 10)? Is there a limit of one unique HDD/SSD drive on the computer?2- which dimensions does the adapter have to be? I found offers for both 9.5mm and 12.7mm that are said to be suitable for HP Pavilion generally speaking3- Do these parts work together and with my computer (size, compatibility)? Do you expect any problem with this upgrade?4- Will the clean install of Windows 10 work, since I plan to install it on a different drive than the one I used to create the USB recovery flash drive? I have never done a clean... Read more

Answer:2nd HDD caddy replacing optical drive for HP Pavilion 15-p26...

Hi, 1. Yes,2.  Your machines uses 9.5mm SATA tray,3.  Problem ? I can't answer this question because who knows anything down to the track.4. I don't know how did you create recovery USB but a proper clean install should work. Regards.

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Does the Acer Aspire E5-574g have the sata connection for a 2nd hdd via a optical drive caddy? The e5-574g does not come with an optical drive installed. If it is possible, will a 9.5mm drive caddy work in this computer?

Answer:optical drive caddy for 2nd hdd in acer aspire e5-...

Hello, Unscrew the screw marked in the attachment and remove the dummy ODD. You should see normally a SATA connector in the bottom of the housing. The heigh of the original ODD is 9.0mm.

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Does the Acer Aspire E5-574g have the sata connection for a 2nd hdd via a optical drive caddy? The e5-574g does not come with an optical drive installed. If it is possible, will a 9.5mm drive caddy work in this computer?

Answer:optical drive caddy for 2nd hdd in acer aspire e5-...

Hello, Unscrew the screw marked in the attachment and remove the dummy ODD. You should see normally a SATA connector in the bottom of the housing. The heigh of the original ODD is 9.0mm.

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Can i replace a optical drive with caddy on G50-80 laptop? will it void warrenty?
Which caddy i need to use 9.5 mm or 12.5mm?
 
 
 
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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 wish to move my ssd with Win 7 installed to an internal caddy fitted in an optical drive space.
I am using the same data cable, and the bay is powered.
On bootup Windows is not recognising the drive.
I tried using my installation disc to reinstall in the new location, but again the drive is not recognised.
Take it out of the caddy and it works fine.
Partition Magic recognises the drive when in the caddy.
ssd is Samsung evo 850
Any suggestions appreciated
My Win7 is an upgrade version from XP so I beleive I can't use Sysprep.

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I want to replace optical drive with SSD, now I am not sure if its better to replace Optical drive with SSD ot to replace HDD with SSD and Optical drive with HDD. Dont know the difference. Then I want to do clean install of WIn10 on SSD. I bought 128 gb SunDisk SSD. I wanted to buy caddy with these specs:2.5" SATA III HDD/SDD caddy 9.5mm   Size: 125mm*125mm*9.5mm Both SSD and HDD if I checked correctly are 2.5' and SATA. What I dont know is Optical drive SATA aswell. What I am asking if someone can confirm that it will fit and witch option is better (above).And is there any other parameter that I should check out before ordering caddy? Thanks in andvance.

Answer:SSD caddy replacing optical drive for HP Pavilion 15-au003nm

Here are some things to consider about an optical drive caddy. 1. A drive placed in there will run slower than a drive placed in the main SATA bay. 2. A drive in an optical bay adapter/caddy will not be bootable so will not be able to hold the OS.  So, what you want to do is take that SSD and place it where the hard drive currently is located and then place the old hard drive in the optical caddy. You can still access data on the optical bay drive and transfer is fast enough for video streaming and music but will not be optimal for things like video editing. Just pure raw storage, really. Here is the Service Manual: Manual Hard drive access is on page 32 and optical drive removal is on page 27. The optical drive is 9mm, not 9.5mm and we have had some people report trying to use a 9.5mm bay adapter will not work as it is just a hair too thick to fit inside the laptop. You might find that a 9.5 mm drive adapter will fit, but I cannot guarantee it. It only uses 7mm hard drives but if you happen to have a 9.5 mm form factor hard drive you can (carefully) see if it will fit in the optical bay slot.  Your laptop does have an M.2 mSSD ("gumstick") hard drive slot which would have been a better choice for upgrade. If you can return the 128 gig SSD might not be a bad idea. It only uses the SATA type 2280 M.2 disks with the B + M keys.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it.   

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Hi Everyone, My issue is the following: I replaced my optical drive, and insert an additional HDD to my ThinkPad T440p computer using and ODD caddy ICY-BOX AC640. However, the replaced unit seems to blink the activity led for a short time (~1 sec) only when powering on and powering off the machine, and is not detected neither in the BIOS or by the OS.Additionally, the most recent BIOS version (GLET81WW (2.35 )) has only limited settings available compared to the previous versions, so that options regarding the handling of disks is unavailable.I run LinuxMint 17.2. Any hints/helps regarding the topic is welcome.Regards,Marton 

Answer:T440p Replacing optical drive with ODD caddy 9.5mm - not working

Hi,I'm having the same problem with the B50-80. I replaced the original HD with an SSD and it worked fine. But when I insert the second HD in the optical bay with the proper caddy neighter the BIOS nor Windows recognize the hd. The only application that reads the hd is Device Manager that detects an unknown device with the right name of the hd (toshiba). I am running Windows 10 and the 3.0 bios version. Does anyone have an idea? Thanks

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I just bought I used Portege M750 because my M700 was broken. Unfortunately, the select bays between both models are not compatible. Although the availability of a 2nd hdd caddy is mentioned in the users manual, I couldn't find the part no of the HDD caddy for the M750. I tried a standard SATA-SATA HDD caddy, but I get an "select bay error" message on startup, although the caddy works in windows as long as you don't hibernate.

Does anyone know the part no of the genuine 2nd hdd caddy for Portege M750 / M780? Or is there another 2nd hdd caddy which does work with the M750 without any restrictions?

Answer:Portege M750 - 2nd HDD caddy in select bay instead of optical drive

Hi

I assume you will need an Hard drive caddy part number: P000452980
Then you could place this into the Toshiba's Ultra Slim HDD Adaptor PA3408U-1ETC and PA3408U-2ETC

But you can also contact the Toshiba ASP in your country to get an confirmation...

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Model: 80TV01CKMXThe laptop has a dummy bracket.Can this be removed and install anything useful like an optical drive or a SSD?

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I am having difficulty finding any compatible caddies? Has anyone succesfully added a drive caddy in place of PLDS DVD-RW DA8A5SH optical drive?
 
thank you.
 
 
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Answer:Flex 2 15 - Any options to add a ssd caddy in place of optical drive w. Flex2 15?

Hi. I bought from ebay : http://www.ebay.ca/itm/for-Lenovo-Flex-2-15-Swap-UJ8FB-DVD-2nd-SATA-Hard-Drive-SSD-HDD-HD-Caddy-Adap... , and it's working. I installed the hdd inside.

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The plan is to do a fresh install of windows 10 on the SSD once installed. How do I do that? I think I have a digital licence

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My ideapad 500-15isk is equiped whit a 128 GB SSd and has no optical drive.I'm wondering if i can place a HDD-Caddy and put a 1TB drive in it, since there is not an optical drive in this laptop.On the seller's homepage it says: The caddy comes with 1pcs flat Standard faceplate , and it is not an exact match. All buyers need to remove their optical drive's faceplate to attach onto caddy for proper working. Any other accessories like Mounting Bracket or ejector latch will not included. Please take it from optical drive to re-use.This is to get to get it to work properlyAlso, i read that some people have troubles to get the laptop to recognize the HDD Caddy.I really need to know for sure if it works before i order the caddy and the HDD.Anyone has any expierence with this option and specific laptop?Greetings,D. Karel

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I have an Acer E5 772g 57Q7 notebook. It does not have an optical device, but it has a black blank installed. The lettering on the blank was this: TS:442.04X0B.0001#1REV:AO1.15.08.26.NBJT130322#1 Is there an option to switch this out with an optical drive hdd caddy, and if so, where could I find one?













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Answer:Acer Aspire E17 e5 772g 57Q7 Optical Drive Caddy?

Oups! About the bezel, you can request a quote and place an order from your Acer store by chat or by phone. (part number stated in the first column .... cheap part).

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I bought a esata-sata cable and tried to connect a esata external hard drive througn a sata 2nd hard drive caddy. The result is that my T42 can not detect the external hard drive. The caddy, cable, and the external hard drive are all functional with other setups. As I know, the signal of esata and sata are the same. It should be just passing through. I don't understand why it fails. I observed that both the leds on the caddy and above the caddy are lighting when I boots T42. However, both leds dims after that. Any suggestion?PS. I know using a pcmcia will be easier. However, several reviews confirmed that the writing speed is limited to 30 MB/s through pcmcia. The writing speed on the caddy is at least 55 MB/s when I tested it with a 2.5 in hard drive.

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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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I have a hotswap caddy in my Vista Dell PC and need a new hard drive to use in it.
So far I have only used 1 TB drives with it.
Is the physical size of a 3Tb drive the same as 1Tb or Tb drives, and will it go into the caddy?
Will a Dell XPS 435MT (i7 920)with Bios 1.1.2 running 64bit Vista SP2 OS be OK with a 3TB drive?
sorry, I can't find how old the PC is : maybe 3 years?
Thank you!.
JA

Answer:3TB internal hard drive in a hot swap drive caddy?

Yes it is and yes they will.

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Hi all,I've just bought a icy box caddy and a hard drive to setup for a mate an external back up device.However, my brother has just bought a Lacie external hard-drive and suggests it's better/safer to use/handle than a do-it-yourself caddy & drive as the "proper" external drives better protect and against knocks and stuff.(We don't want to take his kit apart and check as it'll void the warrenty.)What's the score?Is there any truth in this?

Answer:External Hard-drive Vs Caddy & drive???

No, an external drive is just as at risk as a drive in a caddy.I myself prefer the icy box rather than an external drive for the simple reason that you can change the disk in side and internal disks are cheaper than external.Also, is good for when when friends need to retrieve their from dead computers that they haven't backed-up!

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Very confused about what the recommended HDD Caddy for T430 is. (to swap DVD drive with a 2nd HDD)Also, is there a non Lenovo HDD that works with this? 1 TB drive preferred.Thanks.

Answer:Hard Drive Bay (Caddy) and drive for T430

Ultrabay caddies come in two thicknesses, 12.7mm for T430 and T530 (0A65623), and 9.5mm for T430s (43N3412.)
 
You can buy these from Lenovo or you can get "clone" caddies quite inexpensively on eBay, e.g. 9.5mm Bezel SATA 2nd HDD Hard Drive caddy bay for T400s T500 T410s X200 is $10 for a 9.5mm unit. This is what I have in my T430s. A 9.5mm caddie will fit into your T430 but will leave a small gap at the top. You can search to see what 12.7mm caddies are available.  
 
I haven't tested the clone caddies with HDDs larger than 500GB. There's no reason they won't work. Note that the HDD must be no thicker than the caddy in order to fit physically. Since you have a T430 with 12.7 Ultrabay opening this shouldn't be an issue for you either.
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Ok so basically i see dvd drives that replace the optical drive and allow you to put a 2nd hard drive on things like laptops.

The issue is i want one for a desktop as the ones i am finding are too small to fit in one of my desktops. Normally there is more than 1 expansion slot for an additional hard drive on MOST desktops but this isn't the case for mine as i am using a sff model and well the only way to add another hard drive is to take off my optical drive and swap it with some sort of expasion.

Anyone know where to buy one of these for a desktop optical drive as the ones for laptops are smaller
 

Answer:2nd dvd drive hard drive sata caddy?

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Ok so basically i see dvd drives that replace the optical drive and allow you to put a 2nd hard drive on things like laptops.

The issue is i want one for a desktop as the ones i am finding are too small to fit in one of my desktops. Normally there is more than 1 expansion slot for an additional hard drive on MOST desktops but this isn't the case for mine as i am using a sff model and well the only way to add another hard drive is to take off my optical drive and swap it with some sort of expasion.

Anyone know where to buy one of these for a desktop optical drive as the ones for laptops are smallerClick to expand...

Thee are some on this page along with some 2.5" (for laptops) and some hard drives.
 

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Answer:Does XPS L502x support 2TB internal Hard drive?

It will, as long as you find a 9.5 mm drive -- anything greater in height (which many 2T drives are) will not fit.  The other option is a solid state drive:
www.newegg.com/.../Product.aspx

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I installed a second hard drive in place of the DVD drive and now when my computer is plugged in it won't charge (it says plugged in, not charging).  I can't imagine that the power adapter isn't able to handle a second hard drive because I've seen plenty of people that said they put two hard drives in their w530.  Is there some kind of driver or setting that I need to reset to make this work again?  I'm on windows 8.1 by the way so a lot of the solutions I've found by googling do not apply to my system.

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H Guys,Need help with this one. Got three Dell Latitude C810 Laptops and all three are coming up with the same message. Primary Hard Drive: NoneFixed Optical Drive: Not installed.I am very comfortable around computers / laptops  and thought I knew my way around them until now.The hard drives are all brand new 40GB IDE hard drives that work fine on other laptops (tested them). The laptops have the HD adapters fitted before I installed them in the laptops. Even bought three replacement adapters - just in case. Did not make any difference.When the units power up, they go through POST, spend ages on the splash screen and the error messages come up.The HD and Optical Drive is not registering in BIOS.I read somewhere to take out the battery, unplug laptop from mains and hold power botton for 30 seconds or so. Tried that no luck.Also read somewhere to have the Caps, Num and Scroll keys all on in or before going into BIOS and do the Alt+E, Alt+F and Alt+B. The Alt+B combination was supposed to be held until the laptop reboots itself. Held them down for almost a minute and nothing happened. Laptop did not reboot. The Alt+F did reset the Laptops Bios to default setting and dates, and nothing more. They still did not register the HD or Optical Drive.I have swapped out HDs, DVD ROMs, with or without battery, Swapped out RAMs - ram memtest on another laptop. They all came back okay.This is really thrown me and I'd realy appreciate some assitance.Cheers guys.KS

Answer:Dell Latitude C810 Primary hard drive : None Fixed optical drive : Not Installed

Dead CMOS batteries ? ?May be worth trying replacing 1 at least to see...

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I was given a pc (asus K8N-E) the problem is that although it powers up, mobo light works cpu fan spins and system fan spins front panel lights work, the hard drive and optical drive wont power up unless i disconnect the IDE cables, when disconnected the hard drive spins and the light on and drawer on the optical drive work. its as if the IDE is somehow disabled, i have tried different cables but to no avail any help appreciated.
 

Answer:Hard drive and optical drive only work when IDE cables are disconnected

hi

check that the cables are plugged in the right way round, the red stripe on the cable goes next to the power socket on the device and the board is usually marked pin 1 or has a dot on it.

does it happen when you plug in a single device or only when you plug in both.

are you using seperate cables or are you putting both devices on the same cable.
 

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Hi,

I disabled the optical drive from Windows System folder because it was faulty and slowing down my computer.

However, now, a virus has stopped from starting Windows.

Since this configuration of Windows on the Hard Drive, can I replace the Hard Drive with a new one so it can:

A. Reset my configuration to allow a Windows Installation disk to boot up from the "newly installed" optical drive,

B. Erase any prior infected files I may have had on the previous Hard Drive.

Thank you,

P.S.

The computer is a Dell Inspirion 2200 Notebook.

Answer:I cannot boot my install cd from my optical drive? Should I replace my hard drive?

Go into your BIOS and make sure the CD drive is the first boot device
Use the recovery CD that came with your computer and boot to it

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I recently replaced my hard drive with a SSD and put a fresh install of Windows 7 Home Premium edition on my laptop. I've had a lot of trouble getting all the drivers to work but fixing the optical drive seems to be giving me the most trouble. I've looked around on this website and on several forums. I've gone into the device manager where the DVD/CD-ROM DRIVE entry only appears when I select to see hidden devices, and even then it is not the optical drive that is installed but something to do with my android phone so scanning for hardware changes makes no difference. I have seen tips on going into the registry to delete two files named upperfilters and lowerfilters, neither of which exist in my registry.  The drive can be seen from my BIOS but appears nowhere else. When I insert a disc I can hear and feel it moving so the hardware is still functioning.  When I installed the new hard drive, I did not unplug anything else so I am certain that the drive is just as connected as it was before when it was working properly. Any other suggestions?

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I have a T400 without optical drive. Want to change hard drive.  What's the easiest way to copy OS and files to the new hd? Thanks.

Answer:How to change hard drive on system without optical drive

Hello, I would suggest to use Acronis True Image. Make a clone of your hdd onto an usb-drive.  Then attach your new hdd into your system (the other way round won“t work!)and play back the image from your external hdd. Please read here for further suggestions.Message Edited by Agotthelf on 21-11-2008 07:31 PM

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I have two identical hard drives connected as master and slave on primary ide channel, and two optical drives on secondary ide. The problem is that the slave hard drive will only run in pio mode, and not udma mode 5 (as the primary does). The upshot of this is that any file transfer to or from my slave drive results in 100% cpu usage, and it's very annoying. As I have an uptodate motherboard do you think that putting a hdd on each ide channel with optical as slave would speed things up?

Answer:Hard drive- optical drive configuration problem

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Is it possible to replace the optical drive with a 2nd hard drive?  I've installed a 128GB SSD as my primary drive on my Y560.  I'm interested in disassembling the laptop and replacing the Optical Drive with a secondary hard drive for storage.  It doesn't appear that the DVD Drive is designed to be removed, but is it possible with some effort to replace?

Answer:Y560 - Replace optical drive with 2nd hard drive?

found this when searching for the same thing..http://newmodeus.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=253

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would like to know the 2nd hard drive caddy kit or peices as i would like to install a 2nd drive in this notebook to go with the SSD i have in it now, the manual show a part number but that is for the main hard drive and the ribbon cable looks way to long. Any help would be appercatedthanks Bill

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I also need to know what part number I need to order for the 2nd hard drive caddy.

Answer:2nd Hard Drive Caddy.

Hi, All available parts for HP ZBook 17 :    http://h20566.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=5387509&docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-c03... Regards.

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Hi, i need some help about my pc (HP Pavilion p6-2004it), it's possible to add a caddy for hard drive ? In this case i need to put 3 hard drive, i've already have one the WD black 3 tb , now i need to put the future hard disk (3 tb too) and another one with 1 tb, anyways i need an answer about wich caddy i should buy for this pc, thanks in advance ps: the the hard drives are 3.5-inch.

Answer:Caddy and hard drive

Hi, The  HP p6-2004it is only provisioned for one (1) hard drive bay.  If you are handy using sheet metal, you might be able to fabicate some brackets such as these. Dual 3.5" HD stacking bracket.  These brackets may or may not work in your cabinet.       Thanks for posting on the forum.

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Hi, my 10yr old pc (xp with sp3) became so frustrating slow that i decided to replace it in July with a Windows7 system that has a 120Gb SSD +1Tb hdd and 16gb memory. There is stuff on the old pc's hard drive that i'd like to use so, is it possible to remove it and put it in a caddy and connect it to my new pc using a usb cable? If yes, is it straightforward or am i dreaming?? Thanks for any info. - Tony

Answer:Using old hard drive in a caddy

Yes for documents, music, film and photos. You can even transfer any zipped files for extracting and installing. Just find the folders and files. As for the installed programs on the XP disc, then no, you can't transfer them.

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Hi

I'm helping out a friend to try and recover data from her crashed computer. i have a USB / IDE caddy, have removed the hard drive and plugged in - having removed the jumper from the back panel as advised (in fact I've also tried it plugged into the slave part).

I connect up, the blue light comes on on the caddy - I have seen drive letter H assigned to it in disk management but can not see the drive assigned within my computer so cannot access the drive. So it's as if the drive is seen *somewhere* on the pc but not in a way that I can access it or download the data from.

As I have already done this for my own pc (connected a hard drive and downloaded all data) I know that I CAN do it but not on this hard drive for some reason.

I've even downloaded tweak ui in case a drive letter wasn't able to be seen but that doesn't help either.

When I connect the hard drive the whole pc slows down as well - so it is seen somewhere by this pc.

Any thoughts much appreciated!
 

Answer:Help with hard drive & USB caddy

Is it possible that your system is formatted to FAT when your external drive is formatted NTFS?
 

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Hi All, I am hoping someone here will be able to help me.Basically, I have removed a Western Digital HD 160GB from a PVR that was playing up (think the HD is ok).I have an external caddy I use for a DVD RW and another internal HD, although I would like to try to use this HD for storage also.I have connected the HD to the caddy, and although it shows up under my device manager without any errors, nothing shows up in my computer, therefore not being able to use it.Is there any way of getting this to work?

Answer:How to use PVR Hard drive for PC Caddy

Set the jumper on the drive to Master. itshould then show in My computer.Did this with a 160G drive from a Tevion also found some software to convert the rcorded programs so I could play them on my PC before formatting the drive and using for a back up.

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Please can anyone advise me on where to find the best selection of hard drive caddies in the UK. I have found the price's to high and selection to small.Many thanksTopdraw

Answer:Hard drive caddy........

try maplinclick hereBut I suppose its what you call expensive. They do one here for £30.One you start getting into fan cooling/dust filters then you are looking at £50 upwards.Dust filters? Can dust get into a hard drive?

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Question: hard drive caddy?

I upgraded the hard drive on my laptop and I am using a hard drive caddy to use my old hard drive as an external storage device. To use it as an external storage device are there any files that I need to keep on it or can I delete all the files on it (like the windows files)?
 

Answer:hard drive caddy?

You can clean it out compleate if you wish.
No harm will be done.
 

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Hi Lenovo I have a z570 and I replaced the hard drive with a ssd. I want to remove the cdrom and put in the original hard drive in a 2nd harddrive caddy. Can you recommend a caddy that will fit the z570? Alec

Answer:2nd hard drive caddy possible?

 Hi Zero, just some suggestion to get you started.... http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Good-bargain-stock/_i.html?_fsub=2660192011 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SATA-SATA-2nd-HDD-HD-HARD-DRIVE-12-7mm-Universal-Caddy-CD-DVD-ROM-Optical-... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2nd-Hard-Drive-HDD-Caddy-Bay-Lenovo-IdeaPad-Y470-Y570-Y530-G570-/220944498...  then install your CD-ROM drive here... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/External-USB-case-Enclosure-12-7mm-SATA-CD-DVD-RW-Burner-drive-/3208376843...  good Luck... Zehn

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Hi Guys  So I decided to replace my internal Optical Drive with the orginal Hard Drive that came with the laptop, I used a caddy which I bought from eBay and all went well and works well. I have noticed one issue though, with the original Optical Drive there is a little screw which goes through the end of the optical drive and into the main section of the laptop under the keyboard (I hope people know what I mean). Anyway with the replacement caddy it does not have this hole for the screw so I am unable to secure the caddy in place.  What this all means is that I can literally pull the caddy out of laptop while using it as it's not secured, has anyone else performed this replacement and had this issue and know what can be done to secure it (other than blue tack or something). Thanks in advance

Answer:Replaced Optical Drive with Hard Drive

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So I'm currently trying to install a game, for some reason at the exact same point every time i am getting an error that says: Cyclic Redundancy Check Error. Ive been all over the internet looking for solutions to this problem but none of them are working for my situation. Most people say it is either a problem with the disk or the hard drive itself, but i have gone back to the store where i bought the game and got a new disk so the disk cannot be the problem as it stops at the same place regardless. Also my hard drive cannot be the problem because i have tried installing it to both my computers hard-drive as well as an external drive which leaves me no option but to believe it is a problem with the optical drive. Since i have a laptop i cant dismantle anything to clean / make sure the drive is connected properly. I dont know if there is a solution to this problem short of having to send my computer to a proffessional / back to the manufacturer but if anything i have done is wrong then i would love a suggestion of what i could possibly do to fix this problem. I am also not against revisiting my hard drive being at issue if anyone still thinks it is the problem.

Please Assist,
Cheers,
Jias
 

Answer:Optical Drive / Possible Hard-drive problem

I find it difficult to follow the instructions on that site, i'm kinda new when it comes to using cmd, if you could possibly break it down into a "exactly what i should type" kinda thing that would really be appretiated
 

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My computer has 2 hard drives, a CD Writer & a DVD Rom. I have used the same cable to connect the 2 hard drives to the IDE port 0, one hard drive is set as master & other slave, I have done the same with the CD Writer & DVD Rom to IDE 1. Is this an ideal way to connect the devices.

Answer:Hard Drive & Optical Drive Connections

Perfect.

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I'm on the verge of buying a T430, and I was wondering whether having an SSD as my primary hard drive (on which I would have the operating system only) and then using a 500GB hard drive in place of the optical drive. My reasoning is I want a fast boot time, and also the storage on the SSDs aren't that big, and I do need a lot of space. Are there any performance issues (eg slower) when using the added hard drive?  I was thinking of installing all my programs on there.  I read on a YouTube comment that having the second hard drive creates 'bottlenecking' and slows things down.   













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Answer:T430 and hard drive instead of optical drive

Be sure the SSD height profile is compatible with the 430. I believe they're using a thinner drive not the 9.5mm is standard. Verify before you order a drive if thats the system you're wanting.Momentus drives are 9.5mm from the data sheet of their website.As for slowing down I say not. You can put the swap file etc on the 2nd drive and that would reduce write access to the SSD for temp data. You will need the storage and or target for a backup image so IMO its a must.





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 Hey all! Just posting to see if anyone has experience with upgrading their Lenovo laptops/notebooks with 2nd hard drives through the use of hard drive caddys? I have been looking through this website which includes many 'how-to's and video guides on the process. There are also plenty on youtube. However I am reluctant to go out on a limb.http://www.newmodeus.com They have entire production lines dedicated to certain brands of laptops and notebooks and this includes Lenovo. However, I couldn't find one for my specific model, G570, but I am able to find them for the G430/G530G560. Link: http://www.newmodeus.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_7&products_id=290 Are the dimensions of these laptops the same as the G570? Other Links I thought might fit the G570 if its possiblehttp://www.newmodeus.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=46http://www.newmodeus.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_7&products_id=45

Answer:Swapping out Optical Drive for 2nd Hard Drive, Anyone done it?

it should fit.

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Hi, I have two old hard drives from a couple of old pc's, roughly 5/6 years old. I would like to see what was on them but am really confused as to what caddy I need. I see on Amazon Sata, IDE, 2.5 ins 3.5 ins- really confused!! Any guidance would be appreciated, thanks

Answer:Hard drive caddy guidance please

They're probably 3.5" (measure the width which will actually measure about 4" if they're 3.5" drives) and most likely to be IDE, but check this. Which connection do they have on the back?

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I've got a 250GB SATA Western Digital hard drive installed in my PC. I've never had any problems with it, but I want to buy another internal hard drive and a caddy so I can back up/clone the current one in case it fails. In the event of a failure, I'd remove the back-up drive from the caddy and install it in the PC.Here are my questions:1. Would you stick with Western Digital or are there better makes?2. Are caddies much of a muchness or would you recommend a particular make?3. Because of my plan to install the back-up drive in the PC in the event of a failure, would it have to have the same capacity (250GB) or could I buy something larger?Thanks.

Answer:Which internal hard drive and caddy?

Caddies are much of a muchness - IMHO aluminium ones are better from a heat point of view. I use caddies myself for both of my hard drives.BUT - for a backup drive I use an external USB unit - it's far simpler to plug and unplug when needed than a caddy.AND - I don't clone, I image4 - which is just as straightforward as cloning in the event of failure (though it takes longer), and uses significantly less drive space. It means I can get three full images (grandfather, father, son) on my backup drive - plus a daily data backup.AND - it makes no difference what make of drive you use. You can use a small lightweight 2.5" drive, which needs no external PSU if you like.

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Recently my old Acer Aspire 1650 decided to die, and I now want to try and recover my data from the hard drive. The hard drive is a Seagate Momentus 4200.2 ST9100822A - hard drive - 100 GB - ATA-100http://shopper.cnet.com/internal-hard-drives/seagate-momentus-4200-2/4014-9998_9-31153841.html#info-5I decided that the best bet would be to get a cheap caddy/enclosure for it and pull the files off via USB on any new laptop I buy.However, I am confused as to what type of caddy I need to buy as most seem to say SATA or IDE interface but nothing about ATA - 100.Furthermore, if anyone can recommend a caddy that would work my hard drive was partitioned and I wondered if this would have any effect upon my ability to access the files.Thanks in advance.

Answer:External Caddy for ATA-100 hard drive

Quote from: Pinkfloyd28 on September 13, 2009, 02:09:48 PM...I am confused as to what type of caddy I need to buy as most seem to say SATA or IDE interface but nothing about ATA - 100.Furthermore, if anyone can recommend a caddy that would work my hard drive was partitioned and I wondered if this would have any effect upon my ability to access the files....IDE and ATA are the same.I have an adapter, not a caddy, that works quite well on all varieties of hard drives.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812156017

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Hello,I aquired a "used" Sleekbook 14-b010us, and it was missing a lot of parts. Iv'e gotten it running again, but I am missing a hard drive caddy. I found a few on ebay and other part stores, but for other model numbers. Does anyone have a part number for a drive caddy for the 14-b010us so I can make sure the parts are compatible? Or, are they fairly universal for the Sleekbook 14-b series? Here's a few in question:http://www.notebookparts.com/hp-pavilion-14-14-b031us-hdd-hard-drive-caddy-fbu33013010/ http://www.ebay.com/itm/697905-001-DD0U33HD010-GENUINE-HP-HARD-DRIVE-CADDY-ENCLOSURE-14-SLEEKBOOK-14... On ebay they are like $5, so I may just buy it and hope for the best. Any help would be greatly appreciated!Thanks













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Answer:hard drive caddy for 14-b010us

Hello @ecbutler, Welcome to FORUM !!   This is what you need :  Hard Drive Hardware Kit, not illustrated, (includes hard drive bracket and bracket screws, and cable)Spare Part number : 697905-001  http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-14-SERIES-HARD-DRIVE-CADDY-KIT-W-CABLE-697905-001-DD0U33HD000-/321826523973 http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Sleekbook-14-HDD-Hard-Disk-Drive-Caddy-w-Cable-697905-001-/121443791829  http://www.notebookparts.com/hp-pavilion-14-14-c015dx-hdd-hard-drive-caddy-697905-001/  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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My external hard drive went bad. I would like to replace it in its caddy, which I like. But I notice when I took the HD out of the caddy, that there are no actual connections. There is a metal area on the side of the hard drive which I presume is a contact. I don't recall seeing this "contact" on other hard drives.
Do all hard drives have such a contact? How do I know if the HD I buy will operate when I install it in the caddy?
Many thanks for advice or links.
Jack

Answer:Replace hard drive in caddy

Can you post an image of the connection. Some HP and Dells have a plastic plastic adapter that attaches to the serial connections.
 
Edit: What is the make and model of the computer.
 

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Hi all,I have in the past had a pretty severe PC fiddling habit!I have therefore piles of kit that are last generation at the best, all serviceable but not in best nick or any semblance of order.I am minded just to have a great big sell up, stick it all in once box and sell it all for about a 100th of what it all cost in it's day.I have relocated, have no space and no time for toys so it makes some sense.However I will hold on to Hard drives from the ages as I do not want and old data floating around in strangers hands.So, to the question, any recommendations for a desk top caddy I can drop an old ide drive into and salvage anything I want before taking a sledge hammer to the drive?Looking for quality and reliability, have had Chinese versions that haven't lasted the course and will expect a USB interface at the PC end!Thanks for help in advance, Brgds, Epirb.

Answer:Hard Drive Browsing (Caddy Probably)

Take your pick from here click here All should be suitable for your needs.

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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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Hello!  I just bought an Omen 15t notebook.  It has an M.2 SSD for its primary drive, and I'd like to add a seconardary SATA drive.  However, the notebook didn't come with the necessary caddy / cable / bracket kit to mount a drive in the open bay.  Where can I get one?

Answer:Looking for Hard drive caddy for Omen 15t

Need the full model number. Is this the new 2016 Omen or the older model?

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I have a hard drive 'enclosure' (caddy) into which I have permanently fitted one of my old Hard drives.
Instead of buying another can I use a docking station in the link below.
I want to use another 2 or 3 hard drives for back up and that would save me the cost of a number of caddies?

It does seem obvious but looks too good!?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/iDsonix-Sup...1600&sr=1-25-spons&keywords=hard+drives&psc=1

The caddy I currently use:-
http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/comput...3-5-usb-hdd-enclosure-black-17563634-pdt.html
 

Answer:Hard Drive Dock/caddy

I assume from looking at the specs on the old caddy that your hard drive is a SATA.
The docking station, some people call them "toasters" supports SATA and has its own source of power so it should work fine.
 

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I have looked around the "on-line" stores and am wondering under what heading to look, or what form of words to use, as Caddy is no help at all.Also any advice as to the type of connections and or specification to have will be gratefully received. The old Drive is a couple of years old and about 80GB, so I don't wish to dump it, but to use it as a backup device for my Laptop.The reason for the need may be a lesson to some of us. My previous PC was built into a "Small Form" MiniQ Case. The PSU blew and a replacement is no longer available as it was specific to the Case. So I am now being helped to put all the old bits into a new Case and upgrading to a 250GB HDD.

Answer:External Caddy for an old Hard Drive

The magic word is "Enclosure".Still in the market for any advice available.

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Hi,Does anyone know the part number or where I can get a hard drive caddy for an A50p (8195-CKU) thinkcentre?  I am asking specifically about a caddy for the horizontal drive bays above the 3.5 floppy and below the optical drives on this machine.Thank you! http://www.odysseysafaris.com 

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hi peeps

im looking for an external 2.5 HD caddy. I was looking for a Western Digital caddy, however, cannot find any on the net. Was wondering if somebody could point me in the correct direction to obtain one. Or a extact replica

thanks in advance

Answer:2.5 External Hard Drive Caddy

Why WD in particular? It is more important to know what type of interface it is using, other than that, a 2.5" drive should fit in any 2.5" caddy.

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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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I am trying to use this PC to read a previous hard drive from another HP pavilion (purchased in September 2016 but now written off by my insurers as the screen got damaged and could not be replaced) vis a USB caddy. Using the current USB caddy I get a message that it needs to be USB 3.0 compatible and the drive will not read. I have checked with my local tech support and the drive is readable on their system. How can I resolve this as I need to access it, to retrieve a one off program which was not fully backed up before the laptop got damaged

Answer:Reading Old Hard drive via USB Caddy

So I gather it is a usb 2.0 caddy/adapter? Have you tried plugging it into a USB 2.0 port on another computer? 

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I have an Ideacentre Y700 Desktop and went to install an additional 3.5 inch hard drive but there was no caddy in the empty slot. I called Lenovo and was told they don't sell them. I've looked at a number of sites on the internet (Fry's, Amazon, Google Search) with no luck. Even called a few local computer stores, again with no luck. Any ideas as to where to go to get one would be greatly appreciated!
 
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.
 

Answer:Y700 - Need Hard Drive Caddy

Hi faatech , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
Check out this discussions here and here as couple of fellow members were able to find the caddy and cable for their upgrades. Check with your hardware manual specific to your model for FRU list from the support site (change product if needed) . 
 
Update us how it goes for you.
 
Regards

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Picture of caddy and screws  I recently purchased a T30 without the HDD.  I bought a HDD and a Caddy - but am not sure how to put this Caddy on the HDD. I have one large screw and 4 HDD screws. 













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Answer:T30 HARD DRIVE COVER CADDY

It looks like the cage goes around the drive and attached with the 4 smaller screws. The large screw is used to hold in the plastic 'shield' and screws into the notebook case. 

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Hello, I have a thinkpad T520 and I recently purchased the "ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter III" from lenovo.com however it didn't come with a hard drive caddy like the internal drive has
 
This looks like the hard drive caddy it requires.
 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Thinkpad-X60-X60s-X61s-Hard-Drive-2-5-Caddy-Kit-YG35A-/320721833450?pt=PCC_D...
 
Without this the drive will rattle/move around in the bay adapter and not have a firm fit.
 
It seems very odd to me that lenovo didn't include this considering that it seems to be required. I paid $60 for that bay adapter and I see those drive caddies going for as low as $4 on ebay.
 
Does anyone know a place where I can get one that does not in anyway involve ebay or paypal? I can't seem to find them on lenovo's site other than having to buy one of their hard drives that seem to include one.
 
Moderator Note: Edited subject to match content.

Answer:T520 : hard drive caddy

I also purchased the drive caddy for my T520 and had the same questions and comments you had. I think Lenovo expects that you purchase the HD from them with the caddy on it.

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I installed a generic ultra bay caddy and the new drive isn't recognized.It works fine in an external enclosure.Any suggestions?

Answer:T43 2nd Hard Drive Bay Caddy not working

Sounds like you should probably get a genuine part, or perhaps you got a defective generic, of the drive isn't fully engaged in the plug. Can you tell if the bios regognizes the drive as being there?  Also, is this an IDE or SATA adapter?





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Hello, I purchased an ATA hard drive caddy for mt IBM t40 and I have been unable to have the hard drive recognice by windows XP. The unit turns on and lights come on on the caddy, but I can not see the drive when I go to my computer. I have tried several hard drives and also have changed the jumpers on the hard drive. Hope some one can help. The hard drives I am ussing come out of my old T43 and T41 that failed and they are Fujitsu hard drives 40 and 60 gigs. Thank you

Answer:Hard Drive Caddy ATA not able to install on my T40

Jumpers must be set to master when using IDE drives in a caddy.
Is the T40 detecting the caddy when plugged into the USB port?
Cab you see the drive in disk management?

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I love this computer, but I would like to use the hard drive caddy and there are no instructions.  I can't find any at the support site either.   Is there a manual somewhere? 

Answer:I bought I used t61 with a hard drive caddy.

Hi
 
You can download the manual from here: click me!
 
Check chapter 1020, page #62 (from the manual, not the page number from your pdf viewer). You'll see the instructions to remove/insert the ultrabay device.
 
You can also check this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbVhzmLVtdQ  I'm not sure if it's a T61 for the principle is the same.
 
Hope this helps!

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Can anyone point me to the right hard drive caddy for the X4 dock (not X4 ultrbase) - I have an UltraBay Slim caddy but it has a protruding tab which prevents me using in the X4 dock (though it's specs are otherwise correct).

Answer:Hard drive caddy for X4 dock?

As far as I can tell from the Lenovo parts listings a caddy w/- the FRU 62P4553 *should* fit (though they cover themselves with the clause "some products may not be compatible") but it doesn't say whether I should be putting a SATA or a PATA drive in this caddy ... Can anyone help?

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I have a hard drive taken from a PC that died on me (motherboard failure)
I put it in a caddy and connected to my new Pc and tried to format it. When trying to format it the Drive letter came up as "C" which it was on the old PC, my new Pc has the same drive letter and I was afraid I would damage my new Pc so I cancelled the formatting.
I went to computer - manage - Disk management, and tried to assign a new drive letter but not successfully Drive G. this flashes up intermittently.
Is there anything I can do to formatt this hard drive.

Answer:Hard drive in caddy will not format

You should be able to assign a new identity to the (now external) drive unless for some reason your PC is recognising it as a 'primary' drive, have a look at this article it may help.
I would suggest that you identify positively the drive in the caddy, right click it and 'delete' it. This should remove the header and allow you to format it fully.

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Hi, I've just dumped a dead laptop but have kept the hard drive intending to use it as a spare external drive. However, i am having problems finding a caddy/enclosure to put it in. The laptop was a Packard Bell Easynote F7300. can anyone point me to a website where I might find a caddy to put the hard drive in. Thanks

Answer:Caddy for laptop hard drive

There are thousands og them around, emmandelo, but you haven't said if your hard drive is IDE or SATA. Yon can get enclosures that will take both types though. click here You could also search EBay.

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I find hard drive terminology a bit confusing. All these SATA and PATA acronyms...!I have an external HDD in a USB caddy, for backing up. However, it's a bit small, and I want to fit a new, larger capacity one.The data connection to the HDD within the caddy is the good old grey multi-strand ribbon cable that's been used within PC's for yonks. Am I right in thinking that, so long as the drive I buy is specified as "IDE", then that's the type of data connection it will have?While I'm at it, does anyone have recommendations for a good deal on a drive - about 200GB?Thanks for any advice.

Answer:Which type of hard drive for my caddy?

Yes IDE or ATA ebuyer is my choice

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Does anyone know where I can get the hard drive hardware kit in the UK? Or something similar which will work - it's the hard drive caddy which I am after.Part: 828147-001Thanks

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Hi Guys,    So Recently I purchased a ThinkPad T420 with 16 gb RAM and 240 gb SSD. I am Planning to swap the hard drive with a anopther HDD opr a ssd. I was wondering if someone can help me with suggestions. I know i ahve to buy a 12.7mm bay for hdd. But does the hard drive bay has to have a eject button ? with a SATA III hard drive bay work? I was looking at this one : http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Notebook-12-7mm-SATA-CD-ROM-Optical-Drive-Bay-for-2nd-HDD-Hard-Drive-Cadd...Will this work? Also should I get a normal rotational HDD for the 2nd Hard drive or a ssd ? Cheers

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HelloI upgraded my laptop with SSD disk (Samsung 850 250 GB) and I wanted to join origin HDD (500 GB /5400) via HDD caddy adapter instead of DVD. When I plug the adapter the laptop does not work (only the opening inscription "Lenovo" is started). When I interchange disks (SSD in adapter) everything is OK. BIOS is upgraded.Thank you for every advice.

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I received the caddy from newmodeus and I popped in the hdd,which came with W520 primary bay, into the ultrabay.everything is running fine, but the speed in HWINFO64 is shown as 1.5Gb/s. however the HDD itself support SATA II, which is supposed to be 3.0Gb/s. anything wrong with my setup or caddy? I emailed the newmodeus and the replied me that "Our caddy has a pass-through SATA connection. It will support the maximum speed your optical drive controller will support". any thought on this? Thanks

Answer:Hard drive in Ultrabay Caddy shows 1.5Gb/s

Tolgcc: The hard drive caddies are nothing more than a fancy version of a cable that connects the drive to the computer. If the drive is not operating at fast speeds, probably best to go troubleshooting somewhere else, although I don't really know where to suggest. I have an Intel application on my computer called "Intel Rapid Storage Technology" - that displays the SATA transfer speed of the disc - you might want to have a look at that application, and also check to make sure you have the latest version of that application and the driver associated with it. The easiest way to get it is to use the Lenovo System Update tool. Michael





W520 (4270 CTO), which replaced a W500 (4062-27U), which replaced a T42P, which replaced an A21P...

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Hi All Ive bought a hard drive caddy to fit my W520 with a second hard drive. Can someone reccomend what I should be looking for in aseccond hard drive or point me in the direction of information on this for the W520? Whats the maximum size the drive can be 1 terrabyte or 2? can one use any speed - fast than 7200rmp what type of drive should be used and connection point? thanksadam 

Answer:W520 second hard drive recommendation? (for HD caddy)

See http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145521 for a good candidate.

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Can anyone help?

I need to get a caddy for my Satellite L350 hard drive to try and save files on there. Not sure what one to get is it a ide or SATA.
Any help would be much appreciated. I really need to try and save my daughter?s wedding pics.

Thanks

Answer:Need HDD caddy for hard drive from my Satellite L350

What you need is 2,5? SATA HDD caddy. You can buy it in every PC store or order by eBay.

Few months ago I bought one from eBay for incredible 5 euros only.

If you cannot find it let me know and I will post you the link where you can order one.

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Hi, having recently upgraded the stock hard drive to an SSD in my Edge 11 laptop, I've misplaced the carrier part that secures the drive to the laptop, preventing it from coming out when knocked or moved. Everything works apart from when the drive comes loose and the laptop then needs a re-boot, as well as removing the back plate to refit it. As you can imagine, this is a massive inconvenience, especially when I'm out.I've called Lenovo support but the rep i talked to didn't seem to know anything about a caddy to secure it, and said he could not help me as it is a third party hard drive. Does anyone on here have any idea where I can buy one, or even have one themselves to sell? Any help appreciated, thanks.

Answer:Thinkpad Edge 11 Hard drive Caddy

joecarver, welcome to the forum,
 
the only easy way to get hold of the hdd caddy is to purchase a hard drive from Lenovo as an accessory or spare part for your system.
 
One of the sponsors of forum.thinkpads.com may offer them, (see advert at the top of the boards), but they are unfortunately in the USA. You may have some luck and someone here pops up with the unknown FRU number or has a broken system which they are parting out.
 
Good luck!

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Hello all, I am planning on installing an SSD in place of the standard 750 GB hard drive that came with my Y480. I still want to use it and have been looking into getting a caddy to replace the optical drive. However, I can't find any solutions that don't look like they're cheaply built or from a shady operation. Has anyone here found/bought/used and had a reliable experience with a hard drive caddy? Links appreciated. Thanks!   Actually, I am now looking at this product from NewmodeUS: Y480 HDD CaddyHas anyone had any dealings with this company?













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Answer:Hard Drive Caddy for the Y480 (20934EU)?

Hi Nuked,
 
please see this HD Caddy thread...
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-and-Z-series/Replacing-DVD-with-SSD/m-p/758557#M56226
 
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Hi there,
Hoping you can help! My laptop (ASUS nj61) died. I bought the nexstar 3 superspeed USB 3.0 caddy. Was able to remove laptop hard drive and insert into caddy.
My new laptop reads this as RECOVERY (D. If I double click on this, I get an HP recovery partition warning. I can't seem to access anything from there.
I was hoping to recover photos; music and other files from my old hard drive.
Can you offer any advice (for a computer dummy ) ?
Thanks for your help....
 

Answer:Recovery of laptop hard drive using caddy

most harddrives would have two partitions a D and a C - D is the recovery partition as you have seen and C would be - should be the Main harddrive

with the harddrive connected to the USB port
go into
Start>control panel> administrative tools>computer manager>disk manager
now you should see the USB disk listed there
can we see a screen shot
To post a screen shot of the active window.
Windows XP
Hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application (Start> All Programs> Accessories> Paint) and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.

Vista or Windows 7
you can use the "snipping tool" which is found in Start> All programs> Accessories> Snipping Tool

Windows 8
you can use the snipping tool > Open Snipping Tool (From the Windows 8 Start Screen, type "snip" and press enter.
>Press the Esc. key.
>go back to your Windows 8 start screen - Swipe from left or press Window Button
>Press Ctrl+PrntScr button to use Snipping Tool
see here
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/opinion/windows/3415854/how-take-screenshot-in-windows-8/
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/windows/3405830/how-take-screenshot-in-windows-8/
To upload the screen shot to the forum, open the full reply window ("Go Advanced" button) and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
Full details are available here http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_Posting_a_Screen... Read more

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I was wondering if there was a supported HDD caddy for the Aspire E5 575G 55NW? I did find this, but it doesn't seem to support my laptop: https://us-store.acer.com/42-gden7-sv1#_ga=1.233576222.125166628.1475259256.

Answer:Hard Drive Caddy for E5 575G 55NW

Hello, If your laptop is equipped with the HDD socket (#C), you can use this kit without any problem. You have just to check it by removing the door.

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Is there a limit to the size of the hard drive that my t23 will recognize in a 2nd hard drive caddy for the ultrabay?





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I have a 160 Maxtor Hard Drive as my mine drive running at 67 mb per sec and a identical hard drive running in a caddy.Up to a few weeks ago I could load the PC with 2 hard drives in about 2 minutes and I still can if I remove the Caddy drive but if I startup with both drives it takes about 5 minutes.Checking the speed of the Caddie drive it is about 3 MB per sec and to make an image drive without the caddie takes about 12 minutes and with the Caddie about 50 minutes as against previously it took about 13 minutes with the Caddie.I am not trying to confuse you but to show how the Caddies drive as slowed Down.Is it possible that the Caddie Connection as become faulty over the last 3 years and if I connect the 2nd hard drive direct to the PC without the Caddie things will improve.

Answer:2nd Hard Drive running slow in caddy

Can you try another caddy?

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As the topic states, I need a replacement HDD caddy for the original hard drive and I can't seem to find a reputable place to get one from that ships to Canada. Any help would be appreciated, thank you.













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Answer:Need Replacement Hard Drive Caddy (main bay) for R61

you do mean this one you can find them on ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hard-Drive-Caddy-Rails-IBM-Thinkpad-T60-T60p-T61-TJ18A-/220806819412?pt=PCC_...






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