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Lenovo Z50-75 HDD Caddy Problem

2019-04-10, 16:32 PM

Hi dear Lenovo community,

 

I've been having a problem regarding an Universal HDD caddy after deciding I want to make my Z50-75 faster. I bought a Kingston 240GB SSD (don't think the brand is needed) to put instead of the SSHD I previously had. So I made a fresh install on the SSD and mount it in the main drive location, I took out the optical drive and replaced it with the HDD caddy with the 1TB sata inside. All good so far, but when the notebook starts the second drive is not recognised - I also tried using the SSD in the caddy without any results

 

Bios recognises the HDD, but the driver appears as Unkown in Device Manager. I have made a fresh install using UEFI boot mode only, before I was running Windows 10 64-bit with Legacy boot.

 

I have to mention that I've tried several fixes:

1. Tried to change the switch on the caddy

2. Bios update to the latest version

3. Started everything as fresh install

4. Switch places betwwen the HDD and SSD

5. I have tried to access the Disk Management with the caddy inside, but the Virtual Disk Service  is not connecting

6. The Diskpart command or any partition manager software (I am using EaseUp) is not loading

 

The model that I own is Z50-75 with the AMD A10-7300 Radeon R6, 8GB of RAM and 1TB HDD running Windows 10 64-bit version. I have attach pictures with the relevant information and the HDD caddy itself.

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

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Re: Lenovo Z50-75 HDD Caddy Problem

2019-04-11, 6:10 AM

I used Avast Driver Updater and after completing all updates - the HDD cady was recognized! I think the issue was from the IDE ATA/ ATAPI controllers or from any the Serial Bus controller driver. The most important mention is that the updates appeared only with the old optical drive inside! Hopefully, this thread will help a person that has the same problem as me.

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Re: Lenovo Z50-75 HDD Caddy Problem

2019-06-20, 12:12 PM

Sorry

my english is not good (i'm italian)

Could you help me ?

Because  i have this problem i would change my HDD to SSD

i Have a Lenovo z50-70

I MUST BUY ALSO AN CADDY ?

 

o i don't have need of caddy ?

 

Very thanks

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Re: Lenovo Z50-75 HDD Caddy Problem

2019-12-10, 23:59 PM
No you do not NEED a caddy. The reason for the caddy is to re-use your old HDD as a second disk. This would allow you to replace the original HDD with a smaller SSD, for example, and gain the extra speed of SSD.
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