Forum discussion tagged with caddy.
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    Question Secondary HDD disappears when installing games or downloading large files, reappears after sleep or restart

    Hello, I have two storage drives in my laptop. Main disk is KINGSTON SA400S37240G SSD and the other disk is Hitachi HTS547550A9E384 HDD. Hitachi disk is inserted in DVD rack via caddy. I have reinstalled Windows 10 and the drivers (including Intel RST) in main disk a day ago. The problem is...
  2. glnz

    Question Dumbest Q of year - ISO caddy for 2.5" SATA SSD for Dell Optiplexes 7010 and 7090

    I have a Dell Optiplex 7010 Mini-Tower for myself and will soon install a Dell Optiplex 7090 Tower for my wife's mini-office. I want to install second drives for files and backups in each, to be SATA SSDs, but I am having a hard time finding the right cheap blue plastic caddy that natively...
  3. Luisito3107

    Question HDD and SSD on caddy transfer speeds

    I have a ProBook 4540s with a 2 TB HDD, and recently I replaced the optical bay with a 12.7mm caddy to add a 1 TB SSD. I checked with HWInfo and both SATA ports in my laptop aren't speed limited, and are detected as SATA 6.0 Gb/s. The laptop can boot properly from the SSD at maximum transfer...
  4. Kitkat12

    Question Can't boot laptop with HDD in caddy ?

    I bought a crucial 200 gb ssd and placed in hp laptop main slot. The laptop had a 1tb Toshiba hdd so I placed this HDD in a caddy and placed the caddy in the cd-rom bay. The laptop get's stuck at the loading screen and can't get past it so I tried these troubleshooting steps: removing the...
  5. blue_rays

    [SOLVED] Install 2.5" drive in my chassis in optical drive place.

    I have 3 spare places for optical drives in my chassis, but there is not enough space for more HDD/SSDs. Is there any bracket or something to install my new SSD in the optical drive's place? Can I use a laptop caddy to do that in my chassis?
  6. [SOLVED] SSD in Optical bay is recognized as USD device (speeds are terrible)

    HP 15-db0186au SSD used : Crucial BX500 120GB Removed my optical bay to add this SSD with a caddy bay Tested the caddy and the SSD with another system/laptop, they are working fine. I think the problem is either with my BIOS or with my SATA / AHCI Controller. Please help I am purely...
  7. E

    [SOLVED] Lenovo hdd-caddy question

    I wanted to ask if I could install a 9mm HDD caddy in the Lenovo Ideapad 310-15ABR. I bought it and I want to have both an SSD and a HDD (the 1 terabyte one that it comes with would be in the caddy, and the SSD would go in the internal 2.5" storage drive bay). Thanks in advance!
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    [SOLVED] Possible installation of DELL P5MKF USB 3.0 expansion module on laptop SAMSUNG NP300V5A

    Hi everybody! I own this old SAMSUNG laptop NP300V5A-S04IT. I find its performance still acceptable for what I use it for, especially after I upgraded to an SSD+HDD combo, by means of an HDD caddy (containing the hard drive) that replaced the ODD. The only issue lies in the lack of USB 3.0...
  9. Navorski

    [SOLVED] Can you use CD-ROM caddy to boot windows?

    Hello there. I recently bought a 9.5 mm HDD caddy and 120GB SSD for my laptop to make it a bit faster. I screwed the SSD into the caddy and put it in the laptop. Then I installed Windows 10 on it. So now i had 2 operating systems (1 on each drive). I tried to wipe the HDD after backing up some...
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    Question Enclosure HDD not getting detected after putting in Caddy

    Okay, so this is going to be a complicated post - - HDD Momentus - This HDD was installed in my laptop as OS drive and still has OS installed on it. - HDD Orico - This is an HDD taken from an older system and I was using it as external HDD in an Orico enclosure. This drive has some personal...
  11. Pilot_zero00

    Question Adding an SSD to Laptop, but can't remove the main HDD, can I set boot to the new one ?

    Hi I'm adding an SSD to my laptop on an HDD caddy. The problem is I can't reach the original HDD on the laptop, because currently the screen is soldered to the motherboard in a way to keep it stable since it was once broken.... Anyways. I can't remove the original HDD used for boot, in order...
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    [SOLVED] USB 3.0 to Sata vs. Optical Drive to Sata

    I have an old HP Probook in which the connector for the main hard drive ripped off the board. It is beyond my skill to repair and solder and as the laptop was free I can not complain. The laptop has 4 USB 3.0 ports but sadly none are esata. I am looking to turn this into a little server type pc...
  13. Sheev Palpatine

    [SOLVED] Custom HDD Storage Caddy Rack or Server Rack?

    For years I have wanted to make my own HDD caddy, like a computer tower but made out of HDD's, that have been lieing around. I have around 27 x 3.5 and 1 x 2.5, and I want to make a tower, have a PSU, connected up with sata, but the thing I need help with is connectivity to the main rig. I...
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    Question Should I buy a SSD without DRAM?

    Hello everyone, I am currently using my Dell Inspiron 1464 (2011) laptop and I wish to upgrade my storage. I am planning to remove the optical drive and replace it with a SSD inside a SATA caddy. I have few confusions though. 1. I am planning to buy Crucial BX500 480GB ssd, which is DRAM-less...
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    Question Why my laptop becomes slow when using the caddy even the ssd is installed

    Hi, I have recently installed Kingston a400 120gb SSD on my laptop( Dell Vostro 1540). Which is running on the Intel 1st gen core i3 after installing the SSD I have noticed performance improvement of about 50% and I am very happy with the performance of my laptop. But then I feel I am losing on...
  16. K

    Question HDD or SSD not working in ODD caddy.

    I have a HP Pavilion G6 which I was thinking of upgrading. I bought a 12.7mm ODD caddy and put a 120 GB SSD in it and my laptop didn't recognize it. So, I tried another caddy but still the same. I then tried using the HDD in the caddy and it also didn't work. I assumed that a caddy won't work...
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    Random Reboots because of CPU

    Hi, my computers been rebooting and I finally figured out what it was-my cpu. I was taking a fan out my pc started having problems when I put it back in and tried to start it back up. First my PC would turn on but I got nothing on the screen so I reset CMOS. Then the reboots started to happen, I...
  18. K

    touch pad not

    When I started my laptop,touchpad isn't work while keyboard is okk and I have an account with password bt isn't typing password bcoz touchpad is not working plz help me?
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    which is best for streaming and future proof for gaming ryzen 1600 or intel 8400

    i am building a pc for streaming and gaming purpose which cpu will handle future games and stream smoothly ryzen 1600 or intel i5 8400 gpu is msi 1060 6gb
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    Had I made a mistake?

    Hi to all, I have just bought a brand new laptop Lenovo Y-700 with these specs: i7-6700 hq processor,16 GB DDR4 RAM,Nvidia GTX 960 M 4 GB GDDR5,1 TB HDD and 128 GB SSD for a price of 1000 Euros. And now I got some information about some Dell Inspiron 7567 laptop with GTX 1050 ti graphics card...
  21. Maineman

    Is Win 10 too invasive for you?

    I have one new laptop that came with Win 10. It updates too often, sometimes when I am using the computer, and I think MS is monitoring everything I do on the computer. I have 5 other computers that do not update at all. All of the other computers I have run Win 10 but were a free upgrade from...
  22. B

    Turned power off by accident. Now I get: insert proper boot device.

    I have one of those power extensioncords with a on/off switch which I accidently shut off while my pc was on. Now I get the insert boot device error. At first I could get in in the bios without issue but after several retries my keyboard and mouse stopped working. When I was still able to get...
  23. Souvik_4653

    Can't decide a power supply!

    I am going for a intel i7 4790k processor and amd r9 280x...i will be overclocking which power supply would be enough for me...650 or 750w...i don't want an overkill for the power supply.. and to mention my other configurations are -msi z97 gaming 5 mobo -1tb wd caviar green -2tb wd caviar...
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    Weird issue with hhd

    I just switched my O/S over to my ssd from a hdd how I wanted to use my hdd as a secodart storage.I notice that when im at my desktop it dispears along with my cd drive.i run an open case so I can see its plugged in could this be a lack of power ? the hdd and the cd are on the same line for...
  25. T

    which mouse should i get?

    preferably an optical mouse as an upgrade to my steel series rival as it is starting to spaz out please leave your suggestions thx
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    My BOOT time has changed after installing softwares and drivers.

    NOTE: I don't know what's the official definition of "BOOT", if there is one, but I'm referring to the time between the BIOS start and until the desktop shows up). This is a new computer build Windows 8.1 PRO 64BIT, on a (new, like the rest) Samsung EVO 840 120GB SSD. You know the Winows 8...