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Laptop with Hotswap Harddrives

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mike360x1, Feb 22, 2013.

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  1. mike360x1

    mike360x1 Thread Starter

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    What I want to achieve is very simple, Find a way to Hot swap laptop drives. My plan is to take out my optical and use that as a hot-swap bay. Problem is that I'm not sure if there is any hardware out there that lets me hot swap drives easily in a laptop bay.

    My purpose for doing this is so that I can have multiple hard drives for storage and ( haven't tested, but maybe applications).
    I already have a SSD running the OS in the Normal HDD Slot.

    by doing this, I would be able to get better read/write speeds (no USB 2.0 Bottleneck), more options, (IE: WD, Blacks, WD Blue, WD green etc.) and the convenience of having the hard drive sit in the Laptop without the trouble of having an External Casing (with its wires) and worrying about accidentally knocking the enclosure over when its sitting right next to the laptop.
     
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    Some Lenovo laptops have that capability.

    Me, I wouldn't hotswap platter-based hard drives too much. One drop and it's game over.
     
  3. mike360x1

    mike360x1 Thread Starter

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    Yeah, I suppose you would be right about that,

    I am aware that lenovo (most of them) laptops have that functionality, however, is there any alternative, for non lenovo computers such as the one I am using?
     
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