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Second HDD bay for HP Probook 450 G1

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by techmaster85, Aug 30, 2014.

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  1. techmaster85

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    Hi all,

    Looking to install a second HDD for a laptop that doesn't really use their DVD bay.

    Is this going to be a specific component for an HP laptop, or are they all pretty much standard now days?

    Any recomendations on types / brands?
     
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  3. PSCO2007

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    I just bought the HP Probook 4540s and also had need for a second hdd. ( I replaced the original hdd with an SSD and wanted to use that for storage).

    I also was going to use the dvd drive, but it is so flimsy, I got this instead.

    May not be quite as convenient, but since I carry my laptop in an attache case, it's no problem.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812161005

    They do make hdd caddies for laptops, but Probook doesn't have the space to insert it.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31MEkmi7yKg


    You would still need a way to connect it to the MOBO.
     
  4. techmaster85

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    Ya, unfortunately I will need to use the DVD bay...

    What makes you say it is so flimsy?

    Anyone else have any insight for me?
     
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    If the laptop or Probook does not come with an extra space to insert another hard drive the only solution to install another hard drive as a backup will be either by using the DVD bay or use an external hard disc drive. There is no space available inside the laptop to insert another hard drive (some models may have them).
     
  7. PSCO2007

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    I didn't think it would be possible to use the dvd drive for another hdd.

    I just called HP to confirm and I was correct - can't be done.

    Your only choices are the adapter I recommended, an external case for hdd or an external hdd, such as My Passport, etc.

    The adapter I recommended IMO is best, because air flows freely around it.
     
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    lol, I know I can't use the dvd drive without swapping it out, obviously.
     
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    One thing I did when I installed this was to remove the bezel off the original cd-rom drive and swapped it to the new caddy to keep that original look of the laptop. This might work for you depending on how your bezel is installed.
     
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