HDD + SSD: Replacing Your DVD/Optical Drive With an SSD or HDD. In this video I demonstrate how to combine HDD and SSD using an optical drive bay. You can also use this to expand on your storage capacity by replacing your optical drive with an additional 2.5” storage drive. The steps are basically the same in both cases. Here I simplified the process into three basic steps:
1. The software transfer, (Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnHcJrNc7Og )
2. The hardware transfers, and
3. The Configurations.
The software transfer involves the copying of your operating system, applications, personal files and folders, and also system settings to your new hard drive.
The hardware transfer is the actual physical replacement of the optical drive with the additional drive. And the final step which is the configuration, involves setting up your PC to use the two drives the way you want it.
Before you purchase a hard drive caddy, first remove your optical drive and measure the thickness as shown in the video. You can use a ruler or any measurement device you have. You can also check your laptop spec sheet and see if is written there. There are two sizes:
12.7mm Hard Drive Caddy: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FUniversal-12-7mm-SATA-2nd-SSD-HDD-Hard-Drive-Caddy-for-DVD-ROM-CD-Optical-Bay%2F162418263182%3Fepid%3D2175538081%26hash%3Ditem25d0e2048e%3Ag%3ActkAAOSw6YtZO50J&campid=5338263058&toolid=20008
9.5mm Hard Drive Caddy: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2F2-5-9-5mm-Universal-2nd-SATA-HDD-SSD-Hard-Drive-Caddy-For-CD-DVD-ROM-Optical-Bay%2F302536357567%3Fhash%3Ditem46709276bf%3Ag%3ArcIAAOSw1JVaEpQJ&campid=5338263058&toolid=20008
If you’re yet to transfer your Operating system, applications and files to your SSD, then you should follow the steps I showed in this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnHcJrNc7Og), on How to Upgrade Laptop Hard Drive To SSD Without Reinstalling Windows and without loosing your files and folders.
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Equipment Used for Making This Video
Canon EOS 70D : https://goo.gl/Wd6W9d
Rode VMGO Video Mic GO Lightweight On-Camera Microphone Super-Cardioid: https://goo.gl/onGmCp
Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens: https://goo.gl/8y6Bk7
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens: https://goo.gl/ZtxZSg
SLIK U-8000 Photo/Video Mid-Size Tripod: https://goo.gl/CjPKTU
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