11-11-2015 03:49 AM - edited 11-11-2015 03:52 AM
I bought a SSD in order to swap it and the original HDD of the laptop but when I connect the HDD caddy, bios doesn't recognize the original HHD in the caddy. Does anyone know why it can been happening?
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11-11-2015 08:22 AM
It would be helpful to know what you are calling a "caddy" and how it is connected to the notebook, and what OS you have installed.
11-16-2015 12:54 AM
A caddy HDD:
I've got Windows 10
I've replaced the optical unit by a caddy HDD (the original HDD), now the main HDD is A SSD.
11-25-2015 06:07 AM
I got the same problem as mabuzu80.
I have Windows 7 64bits, and I updated laptop BIOS. My hdd caddy is Silverstone TS08. I changed boot mode to Legacy.
I test these configurations:
1) SSD in HDD bay, and ODD. it works great.
2) SSD in HDD bay, and HDD in ODD bay. BIOS detect both drives, and boot order is first SSD, second HDD. The OS start loading but never end. Windows logo is moving but never stop.(I want that config)
3) HDD in HDD bay, and SSD in ODD bay. BIOS detect both drives, and boot order is first SSD, second HDD. THe OS doesn't start to load. There is an error in shell that tells something like, "Cant found bootloader"
¿There is any solution for configure it?
12-28-2015 02:42 AM
have you solved your issue?
What model of HDD caddy have you used?
Do you have a block diagram of the notebook? Often, in the past, the ODD (Optical Disk Drive) was connected using a slower port thus attaching the the HDD was not really providing any benefit in terms of speed.
Looking forward for your kind reply.
12-28-2015 02:43 AM
Have you also fixed your issue?
I noted that the caddy you used is a 9.5mm from Silverstone (great brand by the way) while the hardware manual of that specific Lenovo notebook talks about a 9mm ODD.
Did you have any difficulty on fitting a larger caddy into a smaller slot?
Looking forward for your kind reply.
01-06-2016 01:05 PM
Hi Rosario! Thanks for your reply.
I have not fixed my issue :/
The caddy fit OK, I think there are only 2 standards of ODD for laptops, 9.5 and 12.7.
The BIOS detect drive with the caddy, and caddy lights work OK. Do you know what could be the issue?
01-07-2016 12:05 AM
It is my impression that the issues you are facing are related to the operating system and how it was installed.
Let's take into consideration only the configuration you are interested in, which is, if I am not wrong:
SSD goes where the previous HDD was and the HDD goes where the previous ODD was.
Now, just out of curiosity, I know that the pre-installed HDD is a SATA 6Gb/s.
From that I assumed that the main HDD interface was, at least, a SATA 6Gb/s.
Do you know if also the ODD interface in the notebook is a SATA 6Gb/s ?
Of course the HDD may be down compatible with SATA and SATA II and I don't know which SATA interfaces are in the caddy, toward the notebook and toward the HDD.
This, nonetheless, doesn't affect the functionalities, only the speed of the HDD.
That being said, and having specified the ideal configuration, in that context, how did you install your Windows 7 in your machine?
Did you used some sort of recovery CD included in the package? Please consider I don't have that notebook.
Did you use some sort of bare metal copy utility included into the caddy?
Did you use a fresh Installation Disk for the Windows OS?
I would recommend only the third option because it is highly improbable the previous two could be able to re-configure your Windows installation in a working state for your new hardware.
It is my impression, in fact, that the issues you are describing (unable to complete the boot) are more OS related than hardware related.
Let me know if any of this is of some help and if you finally fix your issue.
As for the SATA details, it is just a curiosity. In fact if they both use a SATA 6Gb/s you could think in future to use two SSD SATA 6Gb/s storages and put them into a virtual RAID 0 (striping) configuration. Just thinking out loud.
Thank you and have a good day
07-26-2016 11:56 AM