DIY: Adding SSD or HDD storage using an optical bay caddy

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by User Retired 2, Jun 9, 2009.

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  1. krizzz

    krizzz Notebook Enthusiast

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    jhl1989 Notebook Consultant

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    So this doesn't work on laptop such as the Samsung Series 7 Chronos?
    Because I replaced my 750GB 7200RPM HDD for a SDD and if I could use this optical bay caddy I can use both. Right?
     
  3. krizzz

    krizzz Notebook Enthusiast

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    u should, altho i heard that some caddys does not support 500+ gb drives as they eat more power and caddy wont b able to support it.
     
  4. nbruser

    nbruser Notebook Consultant

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    this is not true.

    the only factor for 500+ gb drives is the size of the caddy.

    the thickness of the drive is 12.5mm

    i'm using 1tb drive in the caddy - it just works fine.
     
  5. jhl1989

    jhl1989 Notebook Consultant

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    Could someone tell me if the optical bay caddy trick works on the Samsung Series 7 Chronos?
     
  6. Fintan

    Fintan Notebook Consultant

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    Sorry to say it, but you are shooting in the dark.
    Small chance there is someone following this thread actually owning this model!

    But personally I would take my chances.
    I think it is safe to say the caddies work for the 95% of us (probably more).
    It's not such an expensive bet either. :p
     
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    I just wonder in your situation, put SSD or HDD to the caddy is getting better performance? I think you can swap, right?

    Sent from BlackBerry using Tapatalk
     
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    Pretty sure I have read that it's typically better to have the SSD in the main HD bay as the optical drives sometimes do not support full SATA speeds.
     
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    pengy_666 Notebook Evangelist

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    Hi all, Huge thread. Interesting read.

    Ive got hold of a caddy for my Acer aspire 6920g. I wondered where you guys recommend getting fascia plates from.

    I cant find a second hand one :(
     
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    whateva123 Newbie

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    Is the frontplate not removable?
     
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