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Inspiron 3668 - 2.5in SSD Caddy

Q: Inspiron 3668 - 2.5in SSD Caddy

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

Thanks!

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Hi!

I am considering purchasing a Dell Inspiron 3668, but I have a few questions about the power supply first.

1:  What are the dimensions of the stock power supply?

2: Can it be easily removed?

3: Will something like one of these be a good fit?
EVGA 850 GQ
Corsair RM 850x
I am guessing that my current Corsair HX 750 will not fit.

Any help would be appreciated before purchasing!

A:Dell Inspiron 3668 PSU Questions

You need to look for a system in a larger chassis - just about nothing will fit inside these other than the OEM power supply.

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I just purchased an Inspiron 3668 i5-7400. I need to upgrade to a power supply with at least 360 watts and am having great difficulty because the form factor of this Inspiron's power supply is very different  (about 9"x3.25"x2.5") than most PCs. Does anyone know of sites that have such power supplies? Been searching Amazon, Newegg, etc. without any luck.

A:Power supply for Inspiron 3668 i5-7400

The only way you're going to be able to put that capacity power supply in that system is to leave the actual power supply box outside the system and run the cables inside.
You will also most likely need an adapter to use a standard power supply with the mainboard in the Dell, which very likely uses an 8-pin connector.
www.amazon.com/.../B01A210HKO

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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?

A:Dell Inspiron Desktop 3668 Rear USB sockets 2.0 or 3.0?

According to the manual, the front ports are USB 3.0 (2 of them) and rear are 2.0 (four of them).
www.dell.com/.../Set-up-your-computer

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Hello, i recently got a Desktop Inspiron 3668, and i immediately noticed this problem:when i plug in the power supply, the pc turns on for just 1 second (all leds on, all fans working) then it shuts down automatically. Obviously there's no boot, just leds, fans and HDD working for 1 second. Then if I press the start button, it will boot correctly and no error message appears.  If i shut it down, it will shut down correctly. This problem occurs every time i connect the pc to the powert supply, or simply when i turn on the power strip. But, if i turn off the power strip (or disconnect the power supply) for less than 3-4 seconds, and then turn it on, nothing happens.No other problem on this pc, complete PSA test passed, complete online test passed. The problem appears even when there's nothing connected to the pc (no monitor, no usb, no keyboard) and any "Wake on" option is disabled from BIOS.Already send it to a dell repair center, where they changed CPU and motherboard.Any idea on how to solve this?my pc has this specs:
Intel Core i3-7100 (cache 3 MB, 3,900 GHz)
Windows 10 Home (64 bit)RAM 8 GB, DDR4, 2.400 MHz
SATA 1 TB ( 64 MB) 6 Gb/s 7.200 rpm Intel® HD 630 Dell Wireless 1707 Card 802.11bgn + Bluetooth 4.0
Driver wireless Dell 1707

A:Inspiron 3668 does a fake start when power is supplied

Do you turn off the computer by using the Shutdown command and not Hibernation that responds to a power interruption and wakes? I'm sure you do but had to ask. This model has a motherboard more like a laptop than a desktop. Its only main power is the adapter--no internal battery power--so you should not be unplugging and replugging. Treat it the same way you treat a normal power cord--unplug only when the computer is off and will not be used for extended periods of time like vacation. When you connect power it might wake the computer if the computer is not completely turned off. Or just it turns on lights and fan and shuts down when the computer is not already on.
It is my understanding that adapters should not be plugged into inexpensive power strips without battery backup. Try a direct connection to an outlet or buy a UPS unit instead of using a power strip. That is much better.Those UPS units can handle power adapters. Like this--www.newegg.com/.../ID-72
Check the bios setting for action after power interruptions. Make sure it is not set to turn on.

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Hi all,
What's the best solution to get a decent dual monitor setup for our new Dell desktop?
We currently have two AOC monitors connected one via HDMI, one via VGA but the user is complaining that the VGA one is a bit blurry.
Do we just have to *** it up or would using a VGA->HDMI converter improve things?
How about adding a cheap video card with a Displayport port?
Or should i just be able to set the monitor up manually to best cope with the VGA input.
All thoughts welcome :)
TVM, Dan

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Hi people.

I´m triying to boot from a 2nd HDD caddy that i recently purchase, my intention is to have 2 OS separately, in the 1st HDD i have W10 and in the 2nd i want to have a Linux distribution, the problem is that i cant boot the Linux instalation that i have in the HDD attached in the caddy.

I´m searching in the BIOS configuration and i was unable to find an option that allows me to do that, BIOS version is A12.
Any help will be apreciated.

A:Boot from 2nd HDD caddy on inspiron n4110

It depends on the caddy you used (all of which are third party and not supported by Dell -- and most of which can be used for storage drives but not bootable ones).  Check with the caddy manufacturer.

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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.

Thanks

A:Warped HDD caddy Dell Inspiron 15 7548 (7000 series)

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.

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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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Hello to everybody!I have a HP Pavilion g6-1212sqand I would like to replace the optical drive with a HDD installed inside a caddy/or something similar. My difficulty is to find the right part on the market. I'm confusing because I saw that there is 12,7 mm size and 9,5 mm size. Is there someone that can help me indicating which of this two is good? Will be appreciated any suggestion also where I can buy it, I live in Romania. Thanks in advance to who will answer! Adrian S.













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A:HDD Adapter Caddy / Similar to Caddy

Hi, Firstly your machine uses       12.7 mm (0.50-in) fixed SATA tray load Secondary: I don't know they will ship to Romania or not, please try:     http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SATA-2nd-HDD-SSD-Hard-Drive-Caddy-for-12-7mm-Universal-CD-DVD-ROM-Optical-Bay-/280820379708 Regards.

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Hi all,
I recently bought a Vostro 3668 i7 7700 that came with a R9 360 card. From a little search on the web I saw that the TDP for this card is 85W, so I thought that it wouldn't hurt If I buy a 1050 Ti with 75W TDP  (/w stock speeds no extra power cables) to replace it.
Is there anything that I should be aware off? Any BIOS settings? Does it matter that I replace a single slot card with a dual slot card?
I am currently looking at these 2:
ASUS Phoenix GTX 1050 Ti
EVGA GTX 1050 Ti GAMING
Thank you for your help

A:Vostro 3668 new graphics card

Unless your applications require nVidia support, this is going to be a lateral move, not an upgrade.  Those two GPUs are pretty evenly matched in terms of performance.
Yes, it may matter in terms of size - many smaller cases like the one you have won't take a dual-slot card.

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The Dell Specifications document for my 3650 (I3 6100) states that a GT 730 2GB DDR3 card is suitable but says nothing about the DDR5 version that requires more power. My PC has a 240W PSU with two 16A 12V rails. Since the I3 and 2GB DDR5 each appear to require about 50W max there appears to be no problem regarding total power but there may be other factors involved. Is any additional information about suitable graphics cards for the 3650 and later I3 7100 model 3668 now available? The 3668 spec even lists the more powerful GT 750TI that would be better for gaming.

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Hello everyone. I have two "easy" questions: 1) If I open my Lenovo for change HDD with an SSD, I invalidate waranty? 2) Do you know if is reasonable utilize a support caddy for have two drive rather than DVD lector? Thanks

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i need to install hdd-caddy to my z51-70 laptophttp://hddcaddy.com/en/lenovo-ibm-hdd-caddy/1347-lenovo-z51-70-hdd-caddy.htmlits legal to do this and i didn't not lose my warranty ??and it will work good with my laptop /?

A:caddy to z51

i need answer please 

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Hi. I bought an acer aspire e5-575g-53vg laptop. It came with an m.2 ssd so there is an open hard drive bay. I want to install a hdd but i dont have the hdd caddy to mount it into the laptop. Ive tried contacting acer live chat support but they cant sell me one because my model didnt come with one. Do you know where to purchase one?

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I've got one lying around somewhere... the CD drive caddy... in which you add an SSD and replace your CD drive.

Dumb question: what can I do with this?
Can I have another copy of the Windows?
Can I have Linux and multiple boots?

Thanks
 

A:SSD in caddy - what can I do?

Sure.
Just wondering why not install the ssd as an internal drive without the caddy?
 

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Hello all,

So I find myself in an odd situation. I upgraded form xp to windows 8.1 on an old laptop I had. Since then, this laptops video card has started to go. So what I am looking to do is to take the hd from that pc, put it in a hardrive caddy, and boot from that on a different computer. For certain reasons I need to retain both OS's.

My question is this. How will Microsoft deal with the licensing in this situation. I attempted this and got a notification that I will need to reactivate windows, but does this count as a second pc in their eyes? Or can I make the call and just say that the hardware has changed.

another note, Ideally I would like to move between both computers without re licensing, but I'm assuming this might not be possible.

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Hi guys.  It is safe to install a hdd caddy to my laptop? I upgraded my hhd with an Sandisk SSD 240GB but i need more space to store my work. I want to install the caddy on DVD-RW SATA Slot.  Thanks!

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Hello,
I'm having problems with my WD blue 1TB HDD (which came originally with the laptop) being recognized using it in CD-ROM caddy.
I bought Dell Inspiron 17 5767 like a month ago, and of course I want to upgrade it with SSD (Samsung 850 EVO 256 GB), and then use original HDD instead of CD-ROM.
I already read the post: en.community.dell.com/.../19536697
I have Salcar caddy, which is proven good, already in previous 2 laptops, one HP and one Dell. Also the current one with this HDD was tested in older Dell and the disk is recognized and works superb. So from this I can conclude, the caddy and the disk are completely fine, something must be wrong on my new Dell side. 
I upgraded BIOS (to 1.09), SATA and other drivers yesterday ... nothing changes. 
The OS (on the SSD) is original as got from Dell, as the data was migrated with the Samsung utility from original HDD to SSD. Then HDD was formatted, currently has only one partition. 
In BIOS I disabled Virtual machine and LAN boot settings, as they are not needed. Also, LPM is disabled, as suggested in other post. But still no change. 
The HDD in caddy is not recognized in BIOS, nor Windows, nor Disk Management, nor CMD (diskpart).
I also tried to create smaller partition, about 850 GB, still not recognized. I didn't try with smaller than 750 GB, maybe should do this, but I don't believe this is a problem.
I bet there are other users out there with the same problems - did anyone got this worki... Read more

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I have a G50 80 with no dvd drive in it, will it have the components in it to add a caddy and a ssd if I want too, thanks for your help

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Hi. 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?

A:Where to buy hdd caddy

You can purchase the caddy in the Acer Store.  This caddy is compatible only with: E5-575G-76YK and E5-575G-53VG models.




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Hi, I 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

A:Second HDD caddy needed

Hi,Manual: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04696907Hard Drive Hardware Kit : 813796-001�Hard drive connector cable : 813795-001�Manual 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=602RegardsVisruth

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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... 

A:HDD Caddy for HP 15 G002AX

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.

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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! 

A:Z51/70 2nd HDD CADDY Problem

Have this problem to, I wait for some answer, maybe lenovo will bring us BIOS update an then will suport 2-nd  hdd

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Hello,

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?

Regards,

Alex.
 

A:Can you put a Blu-Ray drive into a caddy?

A Blu-Ray drive is the same size a a non-Blu-Ray drive, so yes you can put it in a caddy
 

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Hello
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
Thank You

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Good morning, i'd like to remove the DVD reader for an additional HDD on HP Notebook but i don't know if i have to buy a 9.5mm or a 12mm caddy.The notebook is HP 15-ay036nl   (PN: X7H91EA #ABZ) 

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I bought this HDD Caddy from NewModeUS to put an additional drive in the UltraBay adapter. There is a clear plastic layer with a tab on the end over the side of the caddy that has the perforated holes in it. Usually I've seen this tab to help pull the hard drive out of it's slot in a computer but I haven't seen it completely cover the perforated holes of the caddy before.  Anyone know if I should leave the plastic layer on the caddy or not? Will it effect the temp of the drive? Thanks,





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A:NewModeUS HDD Caddy

'afternoon.
 
leave the plastic sheet in place. it'll insulate the exposed pcb surface from the caddy.
 
cheers.

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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

A:HDD in caddy not working

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.

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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.

A:reading a HDD in a Caddy

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

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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,

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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.
 

A:Harddrive Caddy

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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 Regards

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Hi,

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

Kind Regards
Carl

A:Need HDD caddy for old Satellite Pro A10

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.

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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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A:B50-80 hdd upgrade and caddy

Hi Vendra,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
This caddy should do fine 
http://hddcaddy.com/en/lenovo-ibm-hdd-caddy/1040-lenovo-b50-hdd-caddy.html
 
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
Cheers!
Solid Cruver
 




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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 more

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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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A:SATA Caddy for T60 ???

The same carrier will work just fine.
 
 

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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.

A:HP 15-AC660TU 15.6" SSD Caddy

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.

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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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A:L440 put a caddy with a new ssd

Have a look at the Hardware Maintenance Manual to get an idea how to open things.Furthermore you might consider installing an m2 ssd .

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Hi, I just want to ask since i got my new Lenovo ideapad B50-70 will replacing my optical drive with HDD Caddy void my warranty?











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A:B50-70 Warranty question / caddy hdd

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
No, it will not void your warranty.  The User Guide for your model describes the various hardware items that can be replaced by the owner / user.  In your situation the optical drive is one of those devices.  For your reference I have included a link below to your model's User Guide.
 
http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/b40_b50_ug_en.pdf

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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? 

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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 more

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cdrwin I have now purchased a plextor cd-r px-w5224a which works perfectly on my pc
Using a caddy external usb port. The problem is I need it to run on my laptop from a caddy usb port. But it will not recognise the plextor using winows xp on my pc and laptop
Can you through any light on the reason
Regards Keith
 

A:Using a caddy external usb port

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Hi,

Ive just installed ssd in my laptop and replaced odd with the old hdd using a caddy.
My bios is saying that my primary disk is ssd and it also shows odd is 640gb (its not optical though..).
Anyway when im booting win8.1 im getting black screen of death issue.. If i remove the caddy with my hdd everything works great.

Can anyone help with this issue? Im running dell xps series laptop.

Thanks!

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I'm looking on the web for a caddy (to get old HHDs doing something useful again).

Is there anything I need to look out for / avoid in particular?

My drives are:

3.5 inch
SATA II

Do I just ensure I have ordered the correct size of caddy, and that it accepts SATA II?

Any help would be great. I know they are really cheap, but I don't want one of those 'I should have asked them!' feelings.

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I presume you are talking about external enclosures for hard drives. If so, The most important thing is the connections. USB 3.0 is faster than USB 2.0 and eSATA is faster than either. So, it depends on the options you have on your computer. I have several but my preferred one is the Thermaltake Black X Which is USB 2.0 or eSATA. As far as sata II or III, they both backward and forward compatable. Depending on what you want to use, you may also consider whether the enclosure will accept 3.5" or 2.5" drives, or either. Get one that will take either one and you will have a lot of options.

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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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