Replacing my laptop's optical drive with a second HDD

  Pineman100 10:12 17 May 2015

I want to install a second hard drive into my Lenovo Ideapad Z580 laptop's optical drive bay. I understand that this will require an adaptor caddy, as well as the additional HDD.

But I'm not sure whether just any optical drive bay caddy and any 2.5in HDD will do. The optical drive is a Matshita DVD-RAM UJ8D1.

Can anyone please advise me on how to ensure that I get a caddy which will fit the bay (and an HDD that will fit the caddy)?

Many thanks for any advice.

  robin_x 13:52 17 May 2015

Best to specify your model. I'm not sure how many adapter variants there are.

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Decide on any 2.5" HDD you fancy but check the thickness (Google the model no. if advert doesn't specify)

A thin 7mm drive may need a spacer or a thick one may foul something.

Just in case. Thickness is usually a problem in the main body of laptops. Optical adapters may take the 3 main sizes without problem.

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