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Replace hard drive in caddy

Question: Replace hard drive in caddy

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

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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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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 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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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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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'm thinking about replacing the factory CD/DVD drive that came with my W530 and lives in the stock 12.7mm Ultrabay caddy, with a 12.7mm slim BluRay burner (say something like this Panasonic UJ-265).  Since the thickness matches, I believe this is possible.
 
So, can the factory Ultrabay caddy be removed and completely replaced with a fixed SATA BD drive like this?
 
If so, is there a SATA cable problem?  In other words, do I need a SATA-to-SlimlineSATA adapter, both for data and power, such as this item (which is shown on the same Amazon page as the UJ-265)?
 
Has anybody done this?  Do you have any suggestions and/or recommendations I haven't thought of?
 
thanks for any help or guidance you can provide.













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Answer:W530: Can I replace the factory 12.7mm Ultrabay caddy and CD/DVD drive with 12.7mm BluRay drive?

The connector looks right.  If I were GUESSING, I would say that it will probably work, but it won't fit into the mechanism that locks the drive in place.

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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?
 
 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

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I have a Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ISK LaptopMachine Type: 80NT00FTUS I want to install a "Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD" and I decided to replace the DVD drive with a caddy which the SSD mounts in. However, I seem to be having a hard time finding one. Anyone have any suggestions or tips of where I can buy one or to look?

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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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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 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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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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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 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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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 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

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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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, 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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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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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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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.
 
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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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,

I have a Seagate Freeagent 250gb external hard drive for my laptop. Recently (after a friend stood on it) the USB jack has been pushed inside the casing. I went to a repair place but they said theyll charge about 100 pounds to resolder the jack. So I'm looking into buying a caddy off ebay, removing the hard drive from the seagate casing, and accessing it that way.

The thing is, I know absolutely nothing about the process..are all caddies universal to work with all types of hard drives? Have seagate encrypted their hard drives to only work in their casing?

These are probably very stupid questions but I know very little about hardware. any help will be greatly appreciated. also, please dont be too technical in your answers, treat me like a baby.

Thanks
 

Answer:Transfer External Hard Drive to Caddy

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I have just bought this brand new usb hard drive caddy enclosure from ebay. It was listed as a 1.8" IDE kit and also states on the box, I have a 20GB hard drive from an ipod which is what I got the kit for but it's not the right enclosure, ipod/mp3 player hard drives are 1.8" IDE.

This enclosure is square, the internal board has 4 screw holes (screws supplied with kit) and a black block connector attached for the gold IDE pins to insert into.

PLEASE CAN SOMEONE HELP ME OUT AND ALSO VIEW THE 3 JPEG PHOTOS ATTACHED TO THIS POST, 2 OF THE HARD DRIVE KIT AND 1 OF THE HARD DRIVE I THINK FITS.

Thanks.

Answer:What Hard Drive Fits This Usb Caddy Enclosure

this enclosure has IDE P-ATA connector. these enclosures are made for Solid State Discs.

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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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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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Hi all, I bought 2nd Hard Drive Bay Caddy for my T430s but it does not seem to work. The HDDs I placed in it do not even start to spin, and they are not recognized by the laptop BIOS as also by my OSes, Windows and Linux. The label on the caddy says it is P/N 26r9247, but at this stage I'm not sure is a compatible part or if I got just a faulty item. Any feedback?  













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Answer:T430s 2nd Hard Drive Bay Caddy not working

The adapter you need is 43N3412.  See http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-73170 That is what I use in our T430s.  Works great.

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I need 3 Toughbook hard drive caddies for a CF-29. I really did not want to pay an arm and a leg for it. The prices on ebay, I think is a bit high.

Thanks
 

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Hello Everyone !   I just bought an Omen 15-ax000 notebook.  It has an M.2 SSD for its primary drive, and I'd like to add a secondary 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? I am living in Australia, I didn`t find it on Ebay. I was wondering if HP has official spare parts stores that I can go to and buy these items. Thanks in advance for any help. Cheers, Harrisson Almeida.

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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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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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Hello Lenovo community, Im completely floored as to why no one has even bothered to ask this question, even when i searched it on google.com.  Is it possible to have a second hard drive in a thinkpad edge 14 series by removing the optical DVD storage device with a HDD caddy?  If so what type of hard drive caddy would i need, and if you could please link to it. Much appreciated!

Answer:Thinkpad Edge 2nd Hard drive Caddy

Hi and welcome to the forum!

The Slbook doesn't mention anything about SATA HDD Bay adapter, even the optical drive is not termed Ultrabay, I think it's suffice to say that such expandability option doesn't exists for Edge.

Hope this helps.





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I bought a hard drive caddy to put in place of the optical drive for the 1 TB hdd since I bought a samsung ssd. However, after placing in the caddy with hdd windows does not detect anything and BIOS isn't showing that it sees it either? What should I do?

Answer:Y580 Hard Drive Caddy Not Detected

I'd also like to get an answer for this as I was planning to do this as well..Is there any update for the bios or something which would get this to work?

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Hi Can someone tell the specific screw type for the two screws that fix the hard disc drive caddy to the body of the laptop? Thanks in advanceKirsten

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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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Recently purchased an Optiplex 7010 to replace an older Dell for the office. I have a 1TB 3.5 drive that's only 1 year old that I want to install in the new machine as a second hard drive. I figured I needed an extra SATA cable, but I was not aware that I needed a blue hard drive caddy in order to install this. Dell does not appear to sell them separately.eBay has a number of them, but the listings advertise older Dell models. I want to make sure I purchase the correct caddy to expedite my hard drive transfer. 

Please advise any particular listings on eBay or other sites that have the specific caddy that works with my machine. Thanks in advance!

Answer:Hard Drive Caddy for Optiplex 7010?

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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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I have a 200gig hard drive on my T61.  Since my computer has died twice in a year I want to have a cloned hard drive handy to insert and not miss a beat and not fuss with reinstalling everything. When I bought the machine I also bouht a hard drive caddy...http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?... I bought a SATA 500 gig hard drive and inserted this into the hard drive caddy.I inserted the caddy into the CD drive area. Now what?  When I click on "My Computer" I do not see the drive listed? Do I need special software to make a clone of my hard drive on here?   Recommendations?I thought Lenovo had one that came with it, but I do not see anything?Should "My Computer" see this drive with the caddy? All advice greatly appreciated!!  

Answer:Hard drive caddy - T61 - How does this thing work?

right click on my computer icon, and select manage, now go into disk management, you should now able to see the new drive and now you can do the requiste formatting, etc.

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Greetings. I am looking into expanding the storage space in my W530. Naturally, the easiest option is the ultraybay storage adapter.  However, I need some advice on which adapter is correct.  There are two listed in the Lenovo store.   http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?... http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?... Which adapter is correct for the W530?  Also, is the SATA port for the ultrabay 6gb/s? Final question. Will this hard drive fit in the correct adapter, and will the W530 provide enough power for it?http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148710   Cheers,

Answer:w530 ultra bay hard drive caddy

El_Capitan wrote:Greetings. I am looking into expanding the storage space in my W530. Naturally, the easiest option is the ultraybay storage adapter.  However, I need some advice on which adapter is correct.  There are two listed in the Lenovo store.   http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?... http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?... Which adapter is correct for the W530?  Also, is the SATA port for the ultrabay 6gb/s? Final question. Will this hard drive fit in the correct adapter, and will the W530 provide enough power for it?http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148710   Cheers,Either of those HDD/SSD adapters with work.  The 12.7mm version filles the entire bay space so there is no gap. The Ultrabay is indeed SATA III. That hard drive will not work.  At 15mm it is too fat.  I think it also has power requirements that exceed the capability in the Ultrabay connector. 

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Does anyone know where I can buy a caddy for the M91P SFF? my hard drive constatly rattles due to a large crack in the bracket somehow. Or would warranty send a CRU?

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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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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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Hi,Can anyone advise me if it is possible to format a new unformatted hard drive in an external USB2 caddy.Some years ago when I tried this I finished up removing a drive from my PC and plugging in the new one.After formatting, the new drive was recognised and worked OK in the USB2 caddy.I would like to avoid the hassle of dismantling my PC if possible and would therefore welcome any comments.Thank you.

Answer:Can I Format a New Hard Drive Via a USB2 Caddy?

I too used to use the substitution routine to format a new HD, but more recently have had a hard time doing this with large HDs. In the end have reverted to the old method only so that I could use the manufacturer's own software downloaded onto a floppy. That does all the patitoning and formatting in a very short time.Only snag is that such floppys tend to be very keen on supporting only their own brand, and might not work if your primary drive is not of that family.

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Just wanted some thoughts on a getting a CD hard drive caddy

I know they've been around for some time now

Can I use to have a different OS like Linux?

That would be pretty good

Are there any downfalls?
Are they reliable?

Thanks
OM
 

Answer:CD hard drive caddy - good idea?

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Has anyone found a suitable HDD Caddy for Y500 that really works? I found some links http://www.amazon.com/Universal-9-5mm-Drive-Caddy-lenovo/dp/B009RNP6RI/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=U... http://www.ebay.com/itm/2nd-SATA-HDD-SSD-Hard-Disk-Drive-Caddy-Adapter-for-Lenovo-Y400-Y500-DVD-9-5m... I wonder if they really works.  Can they be fixed firmly in the laptop?

Answer:Y500 Hard Disk Drive Caddy

As Long as it is 9.5mm HDD Caddy it will work on your Y500.I already did that to my y500. ^_^ SSD as OS and Extra HDD as another storage.

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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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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
 
Zehn

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brand new t530, ordered with two hard drives. lenovo caddy in ultrabay. it seemsthat ultrabay hard drive is going off to sleep mode after a period of inactivity. is therea was to disable powering down of the hard drive  in ultrabay because this is notacceptable. any ideas? much appreciated. edit: i am not using a dvd drive nor will i be switching between dvd drivein ultrabay and caddy with hard drive. caddy with hdd will always be inultrabay and i'd like to have access to it at all times. also, i  don't have lenovopower manager installed. there's just power management in control panel ofwindows 8 and i have turned all power savings off. although, in windows 8 (afaik)there is no setting for ultrabay or anything similar. also, all hard drive power offsettings are disabled meaning they are set to 99999 minutes.





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Answer:T530 - 2nd Hard Drive In Caddy Disappears

similar problemo with t530 and caddy hdd in Windows 7:http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/HDD-in-ultrabay-go-into-sleep-after-some-ti...





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I bought a T500 on ebay that didn't comne with the hard drive caddy to hold the drive in the bay.  I was wondering if any of the caddies sold on eBay would work or if there are different sizes for that part.  From what I can tell all of the caddies seems to be the same with the metal bracket and the rubber rails. Thank you













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Answer:T systems hard drive caddy question

There are 2 sizes of caddy to fit 9.5mm drives and 7mm drives. Your machine was designed to work with a 9.5mm drive. There are 3 kinds of rubber rails:1) fits 7mm drives, 7mm caddy, 7mm drive space.2) fits 9.5mm drives, 9.5mm caddy, 9.5mm drive space3) fits 7mm drives, 7mm caddy, 9.5 mm drive space

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HiI was hoping someone on the forums could give me some advice.I'm after an External USB 2.0, 3.5" Hard Drive caddy. I have an 80GB IDE hard drive I want to connect to my new PC, and have decided that it makes sense to connect it externally, so I can use it as a portable device.ebuyer are doing caddy's for 19quid plus delivery.But being a bit of a snob :) I'm after one that will look nice next to my case/monitor. The ebuyer device looks OK, but I'd like alternatives to compare. So if anyone knows other retailers selling them please could you drop a post here.Also interested in any caddys that have pass through USB ports as well.Thanks

Answer:External USB 2.0, 3.5" Hard drive Caddy - wanted!

Try Ebay.

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I've started a digital film course and need to shift my saved footage between my Mac in school and PC at home. I have a couple of old hard drives sitting around so I'm thinking a caddy might be the right idea.
What do I need to look for in the specifications etc? Any reliable brands?

Thanks in advance.

Mark Truesdale
 

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I have a hard drive but...

Any ideas where I could get a Hard drive caddy or cable for this Everex Stepnote I bought. It is probably standard generic for 1997 but where can I get one?

Are there any alternatives?

Thanx
Ryan
 

Answer:Everex Stepnote SE hard drive caddy :(

Hard drives made prior to 1998 may have had three screw holes on the sides and two of them were no more than 1 1/2 inches apart. All of the hard drive manufactures agreed on a new mounting hole pattern for 1998 and newer hard drives. This new pattern places the screw holes to within 1/2 inch of each end of the drive, long wise. This pattern places the mounting screw pattern 3 inches apart, long wiseClick to expand...

from a quick Google searchhttp://shop.store.yahoo.com/laptopupgrade/laphardrivca.html

I would do a search for large dealers and start calling 800 numbers. most of them probably have resources to check with or can at least point you in the right direction.
 

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Well, I noticed the price, 189.99...I talked to a sales rep on chat and said I could not buy just the hard drive caddy. Lenovo, I am very dissapointed in you. How dare you sell the caddy and the HD at that price. You claim we could buy the accessories, yet we can not purchase a caddy seperately. Way to go...I hope there are plans to change this, extremely dissapointed. Mis-leading your customers like this, we should have had more information.   http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?...

Answer:Ultrabay Hard Drive caddy Y500

hi iamtheecho,
 
Sorry to hear that you were not able to buy that product directly from Lenovo. My guess is that the HDD and the HDD caddy are bundled and are not sold separately.
 
But since you have a 9.5mm tray-in Ultrabay ODD, you can buy this HDD caddy as an alternative:
 
LotFancy New 2.5" /9.5mm (SATA) 2ND HDD HARD DISK DRIVE Caddy/Adapter
 
 
Hope this helps.

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i want to use the DVD tray to add a 2nd hard drive using one of the many 2nd HD Hard Drive Caddy Trays i see online, but i want to use a solid state drive in it.  Can this be done? From what i ascertain via product literature, it appears that any caddy tray i see online says "accepts 2.5' 12.7MM SATA HDD only" or some such."  While there are many SSD's that are 2.5 inch, I've only seen ones that are either 7mm or "7mm (with 9.5mm adapter)."  Is there a product (either a T520-compatible 9.5mm caddy tray or a 12.77mm SSD) that can make this work?  thanks.













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Answer:T520 2nd HD Hard Drive Caddy Tray for SSD?

12.5mm is the maximum height. A 7mm or 9.5mm should work without any issues

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Hello, any information would help here,

My graphics card (built into motherboard) has blown and I had to buy a new PC. I would like to transfer some of the files from the old PC (not all files, just some) onto my new PC and was told I needed a hard drive caddy. My new PC is an ACER and my old PC was an Acer L100 with a 3.5 hard drive. I was wondering, what would be better for accessing/opening and transferring files from the old PC onto the new PC. Either
A. Using a USB to SATA adapter shown here :

IOMAX USB 2.0 to SATA/IDE Adapter Kit with Power: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

B. or using a hard drive caddy, shown here:

Dynamode 3.5 inch SATA and IDE Slim Line Storage Disk Caddie: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

Or do I just need a USB cable to connect to both computers.

Thanks if anyone can help,
Regards,
David

Answer:Hard drive caddy or USB to SATA adapter

You can hook your old drive to your motherboard, most likely. You may not have the room to fit one in, but most likely you have more SATA ports available that you can use. What is your new Acer model?

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I have the laptop B590 (Intel Celeron 1.8GHz, 6GB RAM, 320 GB HD) and I have installed Linux (Ubuntu 13.10 64bit). Then I bought a second hard drive (120 GB), replaced the 320GB drive with this one, and installed Windows 7 64bit after the installation I have put back the 320GB drive and I bought a HDD caddy where I have put the 120GB drive and put it instead of the CD/DVD drive. The problem is that when I start the laptop and press F12 (to select boot device) the 120GB drive is not there ! I can't boot from the 2nd drive that I have in the HDD caddy. When I boot with the 320GB drive in Ubuntu I can see the 120GB drive (it works perfect) but it doesn't boot.Thanks for your help.

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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/
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I recently upgraded the HDD in my Aspire E5-551 to SSD to speed up the system.  So far, it works like a charm.  Bootup is crisp and quick and the system is running smoother than ever.  I would like to use the original HDD as a storage drive and I would like to mount it in the (currently empty) ODD bay using a standard caddy unit.  I purchased two different HDD caddies and both show the same problem.  The unit installs just fine and indicates that it is powered, but the second drive does not show up in This PC or in Disk Management.  I have no doubt that I likely missed a step or two in the install, so I'm curious if anyone has been able to do this with their systems and if anyone was able to find the workaround so the drive can be accessed.  Any info would be helpful.  Thanks.For the record, my unit is now Windows 10 with the most recent BIOS update (ver 1.12).

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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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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?

Nexus_ said:





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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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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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 just bought a Crucial M4 512GB SSD and I cannot get this thing to work in the hard drive caddy.  Works fine in the primary slot, but can't initialize/partition/format/anything when using it with my official Lenovo hard drive caddy.  So what SSDs does the caddy support?  

Answer:W510 Support for SSDs using hard drive caddy?

tkouhsari wrote:I just bought a Crucial M4 512GB SSD and I cannot get this thing to work in the hard drive caddy.  Works fine in the primary slot, but can't initialize/partition/format/anything when using it with my official Lenovo hard drive caddy.  So what SSDs does the caddy support?  Which caddy do you have?  There are two from Lenovo now.

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I need a caddy and hinges for a Satellite Pro A110-ML4 hard drive
I was wondering if anybody knows the parts numbers for them.
Or if there were other Toshiba models that had compatible pieces
Or if someone knew a site that has what I'm looking for
Thanks

Answer:Need hard drive caddy and hinges for my Satellite Pro A110-ML4

It is problematic to find such parts for old notebook models.
This old Satellite Pro is similar to Satellite M70 so you can use both missing parts for both notebook models.

In my opinion best chance to get is to search it on eBay.
Check it out.

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Hi.
 
I just want to inform people who care that for Lenovo Ideapad Z575 the following caddy (icy box) worked perfectly for me:
Raidsonic Icy Box IB-AC642
http://www.raidsonic.de/en/products/details.php?we_objectID=8030
 
I was even able to move the securing 1 screw piece from the ODD(optical disk drive) to the caddy, not to mention the obvious: front face panel.
The ODD works well in the DVD housing which is made of thick metal (painted black) and it's cool and a bit heavy.
 
The only "problem" would be that there's a led in front of the caddy which is always on, but I remember that it can be unplugged, I'm just too lazy to reopen the laptop again, at this time. But there's a small cooler-fan-like jack inside the caddy connecting the led which can be removed and replugged later on.
 
The real problem is that when I add an ESATA HDD, so that there are now 3 disk devices (my previous SSD in the caddy, my actual SSD in place of the laptop's hdd inside the laptop, and the external hdd connected at the ESATA port which acts as an ESATA/USB combo, Z575 has this one port, then the BIOS locks up right at the point when it should boot. There's no typing cursor, I'm pretty sure it's the BIOS locking up and not something else like MBR code. Sometimes it just automatically reboots and then it locks up the second time it hits that point(EDIT: locks up = there's a black screen without typing cursor but with backlight on(as it is normal) and sometimes ctrl+alt+del works... Read more

Answer:Z575 2nd hard drive caddy worked perfectly

HiA very good info, i must say. Will help other people having the same doubts!!Regards





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Where can I buy a hard-drive plastic carrier (or caddy) for a Dell XPS 8920? I have look everywhere (including Dell) and I cannot find the right one. Seems like Dell redesigned these carriers (or caddies) and the previous versions do not fit a new Dell XPS 8920.
Thanks.

Answer:Hard-drive plastic carrier or caddy for XPS 8920

You do not need a hard drive carrier or caddy for the XPS 8920. The hard drive cage can be removed and you install the hard drive into the cage with screws. See the service manual.

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Hi all,
I have a Tecra W50 PT640A-04103NN1.
When a second hard-drive is installed in the DVD drive bay the laptop will try to boot of the bay disk, not the internal disk
This seond disk has no operating system installed and so the boot fails.

If I hit F12 at boot time and select HDD, then the machine boots correctly. I.e. boots from the main hard drive.
Changing the boot order in the BIOS does make any difference; it will always try to boot from the second, drive bay disk first.

Has any been able to get this to work properly?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Tecra W50 - can't boot when second hard drive (caddy) installed.

Hi Doppelfrog,
I've got same problem with my W50, got my HDD caddy couple of days ago.
Did you have any luck in fixing this issue?
I believe the Bios for this laptop is not developed to serve two drives (as the computer got only one drive bay) and it's not possible to prioritize witch HDD should boot first...

Regards,
Marcin

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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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