Just got an Inspiron Desktop 3886. Looking for the 2.5in SSD caddy.
Saw some other threads about this part number, but want to make sure its the same for the 3668.
Dell Part# X9FV3
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I am looking at the "new" Inspiron Desktop, & there is a discrepancy with what rear USB sockets come on this model. The general description says 4 x USB 2.0 on the rear, but the numbered picture at the bottom says 2 x 2.0 & 2 x 3.0 Can anybody confirm which is right?
According to the manual, the front ports are USB 3.0 (2 of them) and rear are 2.0 (four of them).
Just got my new laptop today, and of course first thing I do is open it up and put in an SSD. Well it looks like the "holder" that you put the drive in before screwing it into the actual laptop is warped... Photo attached. If you look, towards the left of the pic is where the screw is, then the caddy slowly protrudes out, then goes back in closer to the second screw. Do you guys think this is cause for concern (ie will it randomly one day destroy my entire laptop due to the pressure)? Or if I leave it alone should it be fine.
You could take it out, take the drive out, then use light finger pressure to straighten it out. From what I can see, it wouldn't cause me any undo concern. If the retaining screw isn't binding I wouldn't worry about it.Read other 6 answers
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.
Hello to everybody!I have a HP Pavilion g6-1212sqand I would like to replace the optical drive with a HDD installed inside a caddy/or something similar. My difficulty is to find the right part on the market. I'm confusing because I saw that there is 12,7 mm size and 9,5 mm size. Is there someone that can help me indicating which of this two is good? Will be appreciated any suggestion also where I can buy it, I live in Romania. Thanks in advance to who will answer! Adrian S.
Hi, Firstly your machine uses 12.7 mm (0.50-in) fixed SATA tray load Secondary: I don't know they will ship to Romania or not, please try: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SATA-2nd-HDD-SSD-Hard-Drive-Caddy-for-12-7mm-Universal-CD-DVD-ROM-Optical-Bay-/280820379708 Regards.Read other 3 answers
Hi. I bought an acer aspire e5-575g-53vg laptop. It came with an m.2 ssd so there is an open hard drive bay. I want to install a hdd but i dont have the hdd caddy to mount it into the laptop. Ive tried contacting acer live chat support but they cant sell me one because my model didnt come with one. Do you know where to purchase one?Read other answers
Hi. I bought an acer aspire e5-575g-53vg laptop. It came with an m.2 ssd so there is an open hard drive bay. I want to install a hdd but i dont have the hdd caddy to mount it into the laptop. Ive tried contacting acer live chat support but they cant sell me one because my model didnt come with one. Do you know where to purchase one?
You can purchase the caddy in the Acer Store. This caddy is compatible only with: E5-575G-76YK and E5-575G-53VG models.
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I'm having problems with my WD blue 1TB HDD (which came originally with the laptop) being recognized using it in CD-ROM caddy.
I bought Dell Inspiron 17 5767 like a month ago, and of course I want to upgrade it with SSD (Samsung 850 EVO 256 GB), and then use original HDD instead of CD-ROM.
I already read the post: en.community.dell.com/.../19536697
I have Salcar caddy, which is proven good, already in previous 2 laptops, one HP and one Dell. Also the current one with this HDD was tested in older Dell and the disk is recognized and works superb. So from this I can conclude, the caddy and the disk are completely fine, something must be wrong on my new Dell side.
I upgraded BIOS (to 1.09), SATA and other drivers yesterday ... nothing changes.
The OS (on the SSD) is original as got from Dell, as the data was migrated with the Samsung utility from original HDD to SSD. Then HDD was formatted, currently has only one partition.
In BIOS I disabled Virtual machine and LAN boot settings, as they are not needed. Also, LPM is disabled, as suggested in other post. But still no change.
The HDD in caddy is not recognized in BIOS, nor Windows, nor Disk Management, nor CMD (diskpart).
I also tried to create smaller partition, about 850 GB, still not recognized. I didn't try with smaller than 750 GB, maybe should do this, but I don't believe this is a problem.
I bet there are other users out there with the same problems - did anyone got this worki... Read more
So I find myself in an odd situation. I upgraded form xp to windows 8.1 on an old laptop I had. Since then, this laptops video card has started to go. So what I am looking to do is to take the hd from that pc, put it in a hardrive caddy, and boot from that on a different computer. For certain reasons I need to retain both OS's.
My question is this. How will Microsoft deal with the licensing in this situation. I attempted this and got a notification that I will need to reactivate windows, but does this count as a second pc in their eyes? Or can I make the call and just say that the hardware has changed.
another note, Ideally I would like to move between both computers without re licensing, but I'm assuming this might not be possible.
Hello,I would like to ask for support with following issue. I bought new SSD HDD and wanted to use it as drive with system. So I removed the original HDD (with installed Windows 10 and more partitions) and installed the SSD. After that I installed OS Windows 10. This system works fine on the SSD. I placed my original HDD to a caddy and connected it instead of optical drive. I disabled booting from CD/DVD and USB in BIOS. After restart, the drive was recognized in BIOS (displayed in boot order), but the laptop won't boot. It got stuck with HP logo and did not boot. I realized that when I disconnect the caddy, Windows boots from SSD. When I connect the caddy again, after a while hdd is visible in My Computer (all partitions, but without correct labels), but none of the partitions is accessible. I thought it can be because there is still instaled OS on the caddy drive. So I booted GParted from USB, removed all partitions and created one with NTFS. After that the drive is not visible in BIOS boot order, but if I connect it after Windows starts, I can see it in Disk Management.Because I'm lost with this issue, I tried some procedures with GParted and TestDisk which caused the drive was in RAW data format. Finally I removed the one partition in GParted and after boot, the drive is marked as Uninitialized and it asks me for initialize where I can select MBR or GPT format. I tried GPT, but it failed because IO errors. My questions:1. is it even possible to ... Read more
Hi, Because the old HDD still has a signature therefore you can use a very simple work around 1. Mount old HDD to other machine, NOT HP machine to copy files and reformat it,2, Now put it back to the caddy and machine will boot from SSD. Regards.Read other 3 answers
Hi all,I own an Ideapad 310 15-ISK. It comes with a 1TB Hard Drive and I want to add an SSD ( solid state drive) by replacing the optical drive and I was asking what are the dimensions of the caddy to put ssd i've to buy ?Because in specification, form factor of optical drive is 9mm and all of the caddy are 9.5mm. Thanks in advance.Regards,Read other answers
Hello to all,I hope someone can help me:I have an HP laptop 15-ay 035nl and I bought a Samsung SSD 850 evo and a caddy to replace DVD reader with the HDD mounted on the laptop. What have I done:- SSD has been put in place of the HDD, caddy was not in. I installed Windows 10 and everything was great - I replaced the DVD with caddy with inside the HDD and here the problems started because: beginning the disk was not recognized, then I mounted again and had to wait a lifetime before it could be recognized by windows.When it was recognized I tried to format it from windows but I could just delete partitions. I had 500 gb of unallocated space. - At this point, I swapped the two hard drives putting the SSD in the caddy and the HDD inside the laptop. Windows did not start, not only appeared a blue screen saying there was a hardware failure. When I put the SSD within the pc windows it had been corrupted and I had to reinstall windows again. Same problem happened also when I disconnected the HDD from the motherboard and there was just SSD in the caddy. - At this point I put the SSD in the laptop and the HDD again in the caddy. I could not get to format the HDD neither instal windows on SSD getting the error 80300024. Once I removed the caddy I was able to install windows on the SSD Now I am very confused because I do not know if the problem is the caddy itself or the DVD controller on the motherboard. Can someone help me?Tha... Read moreRead other answers
Hi, I have a HP Envy 17-r105ns and would like to add a second HDD. Where can I buy a caddy and cable to do this? Thanks
Hi,Manual: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04696907Hard Drive Hardware Kit : 813796-001Hard drive connector cable : 813795-001Manual list your notebook comes with dual HDD support.https://www.newmodeus.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=614If you asked for this, then optical bay caddy is also available:2nd HDD / SSD caddy adapter:https://www.newmodeus.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=602RegardsVisruthRead other 1 answers
Is there any software program that can read a HDD in a caddy irrespective of the formatting of the files.
What I'm trying to read is a HDD out of a Humax 9200 PVR.
oops sorry I didn't understand the question at first.
I thought you were wanting windows to access it. which it will not do usually. windows only likes to see other windows installs
Hello guys,I've got a problem with my caddy (second) HDD in my g6.Before few days i did fresh new installation on brand new ssd (kingston v300 if it does it matter) with windows 10 on it (while installing my second HDD it wasn't in laptop).All seems perfectly fine,works well and so on....after that i decided to put my caddy hdd back in place (instead CDROM of course) and after boot it wasn't there,was unrecognizable from BIOS and from Windows.I tried with few methods to detect it :Computer Manage > Disk Managementfrom disk part in windows promptfrom Device Manager and still the same,it still unseeable.I decide a problem comes from my caddy and change with a new one (this time was with switch ,first one wasn't with it) and still the same - invisible caddy hdd.After that put hdd back in a main socket,and formatted it,try again and...nothing,try and swtich theirs places and still same.Use last version for BIOS and all drivers looks uptodate.Thanks.Best RegardsRead other answers
Hi there; I am trying to convert my DVD drive into a 2nd SSD and i need to know which size caddy i will need to get in order to do this. There are 2 size which is 12.7mm or 9.5mm. Any help will be perfect.
Hi, From its specs: Fixed, serial ATA, 9.5-mm tray loadDVD+/-RW Double-Layer SuperMultiSupports zero power optical driveSupports M-discSupports configuration without optical drive That means 9.5mm Regards.Read other 3 answers
Hi all, I buy a L440 and I noticed that it hasn't got cd drive and I want to put in this place a caddy with an other SSD. I want to know if it is possible and if it is complicated to remove the protector.
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Have a look at the Hardware Maintenance Manual to get an idea how to open things.Furthermore you might consider installing an m2 ssd .Read other 5 answers
Easy question for you guys. I want to replace the original HD in my T60 with a larger SATA HD. Can I use the old HD carrier, or do I have to get one that's specifically designed for a SATA HD? Thanks very much in advance for the info.
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The same carrier will work just fine.
I have recently bought a old Satellite Pro A10 but it does not have a Hard drive or caddy, does anyone know if any of the other Toshiba Notebook Caddy's are compatible with this model ? I've been look around fleabay but not a lot of Pro A10 caddy's out there.
Any help is much appreciated
It is not easy to give you precise answer to this question.
Have you checked eBay to see if something can be found there?
Check it for all A10 models. It can be satellite or Satellite Pro.
Hi, I upgraded 1TB HDD to SSD and it works fine. The problem is after I install the origianl HDD to 2nd HDD caddy, windows 10 does not reconize it. When I tried to connect via SATA USB cable, it worked fine (was able to assign a driver letter to the HDD). So here's my situation.SSD: All origianl data is migrated (even recoverary D drive) and installed in MB.HDD: formated and installed via 2nd HDD Caddy.BIOS: Updated to most recent version (2.00) In the disk management, it shows as following image: http://imgur.com/3A5f5MJI do see the HDD spaces, but nothing appears when I right click these empty volumes.C and D drives are from the SSD. Can anyone help me with this issue? Thanks in advanced!
Have this problem to, I wait for some answer, maybe lenovo will bring us BIOS update an then will suport 2-nd hddRead other 1 answers
What is the best way to shut down a USB hard drive caddy? I have a 120gig hardrive in my caddy and am wondering if after I do the safely remove hardware should I then be shutting down the power on my caddy or should I leave it on until I shut down my computer. Also sometimes it will not shut down that way because it says the system is busy and the only way I can shut it down is to turn off the power switch. Could somebody please tell me the safest way to turn on and off this caddy so I don't do harm to my harddrive. Thank you so much.
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Hello,I was wondering if I could replace the hdd with an ssd and put it in place of the optical driving using a caddy. Will I void the warranty? What caddy do I need, a 9mm should be ok?
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This caddy should do fine
A 9mm caddy should work as your system supports that type of ODD drive
This manual list the ODD support at page 27
Al long as you don't induce any damage while you do the upgrade, your warranty is still valid.
Hope this helps
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Can I remove optical drive from Toshiba P70-B-11R
and mount 500 GB HDD in caddy instead ?
Which caddy do I need ?
Any for 2.5 inch, 9.7 mm or does it need to be specifically designed for this model ?
If so, some link would be most welcome
Hi all, I had recently upgraded my HP 15-g002ax with an SSD which now has no additional HDD slots.I believe the DVD drive can be replaced with an HDD + Caddy combination.I understand my laptop needs a 9.5mm one, but it seems there are several types of Caddied - SATA/Universal/Unibody etc. Could anyone assist me with a Caddy compatible with my laptop? Current laptop specifications: http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-15-Notebook-PC-series/6545564/model/7101305/document/c0431501...
Hi, Your machines uses a Fixed, serial ATA, 9.5-mm tray load ODD (Optical Dics Drive). Please try: https://www.amazon.com/WoneNice-caddy-9-5mm-Universal-DVD-ROM/dp/B004Y8SGXW Regards.Read other 1 answers
Can you put a normal Blu-Ray drive, ( http://www.ebuyer.com/product/139985 ) into a normal external caddy?
I'm thinking there could be HDCP issues?
A Blu-Ray drive is the same size a a non-Blu-Ray drive, so yes you can put it in a caddy
I have several computers all of them have two caddies fitted. The operating system is normally fitted in one the C: drive and the Data Store is in the D: drive. So far I have used Western Digital drives.
The computer I am having the problem with is an Asus Sabertooth 990FX board with the latest BIOS 1604.
I have decided to fit SSD's to all my computers. This Sabertooth machine allowed the HDD C: drive to be migrated to the SSD. This was done with the HDD C:drive in a Caddy and the SSD in the second caddy in place of the D: drive The migration was successful.
I then remove the HDD C: drive and fitted the newly migrated SSD C: drive to the same caddy which had housed the HDD. I powered up and found the SSD was not recognized. The message to insert a boot disc etc was displayed.
I tried the SSD in another machine with an Asus board this time an M5A 78L-M. The computer booted up OK.
I returned to the Asus Sabertooth machine and tried the SSD connected directly to the SATA ports on the Motherboard.and it booted.
The problem as I see it is the SSD will boot with a direct connection but will not boot when a Caddy is in the circuit.
Has anyone had a similar problem and any suggestions on a Fix.
Is the caddy a SATA or PATA? If SATA is the BIOS set to boot the port is plugged into on the motherboard first?Read other 5 answers
Hi,I have Lenonvo T440p with SATA HDD, i need to confirm whether it can support SSD using caddy drive?What is the max SSD drive if can be added? Best RegardsRead other answers
I recently installed a SSD in my laptop (Dell XPS l501x) and bought a HDD caddy to replace my DVD drive for extra storage. It worked perfectly till all of a sudden I started to get the BSOD a couple of times and the strange thing was that every second time I started my laptop it got stuck right after BIOS (completely black with the backlight on and fans rotating).
Today however in the middle of watching a movie my laptop went off suddenly (like when you pull out the batery). After restarting the on botten lighted up but nothing was hapening, not even backlight. So I was really worried.
Then I just got the Caddy out, and now I'm here typing this message on my good old laptop again :D
My question is how this can be and how can I install the caddy in the right way?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Sounds like you may have received a defective caddy. You might look into returning it for a replacement.
Hello.I have a Lenovo IdeaPad 300 17isk and I replaced the original 1 TB HDD with a Kingston 120 GB SSD. After some time I decided that I will buy and install a HDD caddy to make use of my 1 TB HDD that came with the laptop. I have bought and installed the HDD caddy in place, removing the optical drive. Windows 10 sees the second HDD (driver), BIOS shows my both drives but I`m unable to format and use the drive. diskpart.exe take forever to load when is trying to access the HDD from the HDD caddy and also local disk manager from windows take a long time to load and it does not format my HDD caddy drive.The HDD is brand new, original that came with my laptop, I have tested the HDD in a USB Rack and its working, diskpart.exe works and local disk manager works fine as well, but if I install the second drive with HDD caddy everything is not working again, even Windows takes forever to shutdown when the HDD caddy is installed.I have tested with 2 more HDD caddy and I have the same rezults.I did get that last HDD caddy that I have bought to work fine, but after I restarted and disabled Fast boot from BIOS the second drive did not worked any more and had the same symptoms like before. I enabled the Fast boot from bios again but the drive still was unable to format and use. I have downloaded and updated my laptops's BIOS to the last version but still HDD caddy does not work and I`m unable to format my HDD drive. I have used my Lenovo G500 with HDD c... Read moreRead other answers
when I got my new laptop the first think I done was to install an SSD.
I don't generally use my optical bay so I am considering install a HDD Caddy.
Has anyone ever done this, and if so have you had any issues? Also, what are the data transfer speeds like?
Since long time Toshiba doesn't support such option and doesn't offer such caddy for different models. All you can do is to obtain such caddy somewhere and hope it will be recognized properly.
To be honest I don't use it and I can use two HDDs on my machine (two HDD places).
Let?s see if someone else will post some useful info about this option.
By the way: have you already found something on the net?
Hi I have just got a ideapad 310 AMD A10 laptop. I am looking into having a small SSD and keeping the 1TB as I have a dummy optical drive I am looking at getting a caddy to replace it, I found a review on notebookcheck.net of the i5 version but the caddy is the same as the one I have minus the connecters on the back, thats what i am looking for the connection on the back of the plastic tray. I have attacted the pic from the website.
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Hello.I've owned this laptop for a couple of years now and it's been great. I've recently been thinking about upgrading the hdd to a ssd and was surprised to find out that this model has space for two drives. I've been looking for a caddy and cable to fit a 2nd drive to the laptop and for the life of me can't find any. I believe that HP called it a Hard Drive Hardware Kit or something. Can anyone let me know where I can purchase one from at all as I can't find one on the hp site (or any other retailer at that).Many thanks.Read other answers
I would like to use a SSD instead of the conventional HDD, but the SSDs are really expensive and therefore I would like to replace the optical drive with my conventional HDD. The optical drive is not often used and therefore I am looking for an optical bay caddy that easily replaces the DVD player. I know from old Tecra systems (e.g. 8100), that such a bay was available.
I do not want to use an external disk, because I do not like to carry to many devices with me. Please can someone help me?
Thanks in advance.
I know there are such optical by caddy for certain Toshiba notebooks but I don?t know if they are available for Tecra S10 and if it?s possible.
You should ask an authorized service provider in your country. If such a optical bay caddy is available, you order if from the technicians and they can give you a detailed answer. :)
I recently replaced the CD/DVD optical drive in my Inspiron i14-3437-a40 with a new 240GB Kingston UV400 ssd drive in a caddy, but it's not being recognized at all by the computer. It does not appear neither in the BIOS nor in Device Manager/Disk Manager tools in Windows. The CD/DVD drive worked fine though, so I doubt it's an issue with the connector. I have updated the SATA drivers and the BIOS using Dell's tool in the website, but apparently it was not a driver issue. What could be the reasons for this problem?
These devices are hit and miss -- you will need to check with the manufacturer of the caddy to see what they have to say.
In many cases, even if you can see the drive, you won't be able to use it as a boot device when it's mounted in the caddy.
where is the best place to buy a new hd caddy for a J130ea - thank you
HI. On pages like Ebay or Amazon: http://www.ebay.es/itm/2nd-HDD-cable-caddy-for-HP-Envy-17-17t-m7-J000-J100/122282107746?_trksid=p204...http://www.2ndhddcaddy.com/hp-envy-17-j130ea-2nd-hdd-hard-drive-caddy.html Manual:http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04091762 Regards.
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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!
Is it possible that your system is formatted to FAT when your external drive is formatted NTFS?
I have Windows 7 on a new laptop I bought but I need to reinstall Vista on my last laptop.
I have a disk for each but the DVD player/recorder is broke on the Vista laptop, I was hoping I can install it through the new laptop.
I have a USB caddy that I connected to the new laptop to get my files from it and hoped I could do a fresh install of Vista through it.
I know it can be done through USB stick but I don't have 1 with 4gb which is needed.
Hopefully someone can help :)
Hi possibly this may help How to Install Windows Vista from a USB Hard Drive | eHow.comRead other 1 answers
Hi, I'm wanting to install 2 x 3.5" HDDs in my new Z240 SFF Workstation. There is a bay that already came with an insert and one of the new drives slots into that just fine. However it looks like some sort of insert/caddy is needed for the "External/internal shared 3.5" bay", as it is too big for the drive itselt to slot in. It looks like this bay is sized for some sort of optical disk. I've called HP and their spare parts people here in Australia, but no one can find the part needed. Can some one please help?Read other answers
I have a puzzling problem with my caddy, it connects using a lead with male to male usb plugs. If I connect the lead into the caddy and then into the pc usb port it comes up in my computer first time every time. If I leave the plug in the pc usb then plug into the caddy it will come up 1 out of 5-6 attempts. Can anyone please explain why (reason I am asking is because I have to use a front port, if it connected ok I could use a back port and leave the cable in).Read other answers