Welcome to our peer-to-peer forums, where owners help owners. Need help now? Visit eSupport here.

English Community

Lenovo NotebooksLenovo P, Y and Z series Notebooks
All Forum Topics
Options

5 Posts

06-25-2015

United States

6 Signins

23 Page Views

  • Posts: 5
  • Registered: ‎06-25-2015
  • Location: United States
  • Views: 23
  • Message 1 of 7

Lenovo Z51 - Which Hard Drive Caddy would work to replace DVD Drive?

2015-08-17, 15:34 PM

Just bought a new z51 last month and I'd like to replace my Disc drive with a hard drive but I'm not sure which Caddy to get. There are several on Amazon for pretty cheap. Anyone successfully do this?

 

 

Thanks!

 

Phen

Reply
Options

8 Posts

01-09-2016

Earth

6 Signins

28 Page Views

  • Posts: 8
  • Registered: ‎01-09-2016
  • Location: Earth
  • Views: 28
  • Message 2 of 7

Re: Lenovo Z51 - Which Hard Drive Caddy would work to replace DVD Drive?

2016-01-21, 10:23 AM
Any updates? Did it work? I got a 'universal' caddy, but it does not get detected on my Z51. Works on my hp though.
Reply
Options

2 Posts

01-25-2016

Iceland

2 Signins

52 Page Views

  • Posts: 2
  • Registered: ‎01-25-2016
  • Location: Iceland
  • Views: 52
  • Message 3 of 7

Re: Lenovo Z51 - Which Hard Drive Caddy would work to replace DVD Drive?

2016-01-25, 16:07 PM

My Z51-70 works perfectly with a caddy purchased from hddcaddy.com . The drive I put in is a HGSF 1TB HTS721012A9E630 SATA3.

 

hddcaddy.com offer caddies meant for specific models of laptops, lenovo and others. I do not know what these special settings are, nor do i even know whether there is any real reason why they are this specific.

 

But it works. Installing was straightforward and everything was detected immediately. Without a Bios update.

Reply
Options

8 Posts

01-09-2016

Earth

6 Signins

28 Page Views

  • Posts: 8
  • Registered: ‎01-09-2016
  • Location: Earth
  • Views: 28
  • Message 4 of 7

Re: Lenovo Z51 - Which Hard Drive Caddy would work to replace DVD Drive?

2016-01-25, 16:10 PM

Thank you for replying.

As it turns out, mine started working as well, after I replaced my internal hdd with the ssd I had purchased, and placed the ex-internal hdd in the caddy.

Reply
Options

5 Posts

06-25-2015

United States

6 Signins

23 Page Views

  • Posts: 5
  • Registered: ‎06-25-2015
  • Location: United States
  • Views: 23
  • Message 5 of 7

Re: Lenovo Z51 - Which Hard Drive Caddy would work to replace DVD Drive?

2016-01-25, 17:47 PM

thePsGuy, Which universal caddy did you buy?

Reply
Options

8 Posts

01-09-2016

Earth

6 Signins

28 Page Views

  • Posts: 8
  • Registered: ‎01-09-2016
  • Location: Earth
  • Views: 28
  • Message 6 of 7

Re: Lenovo Z51 - Which Hard Drive Caddy would work to replace DVD Drive?

2016-01-25, 17:58 PM
http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/2014-Aluminum-Universal-SATA-to-SATA-2nd-HDD-Caddy-9-5mm-2-5-SSD-HDD-Case/1497660_32219230736.html
Reply
Options

1 Posts

06-08-2017

India

1 Signins

9 Page Views

  • Posts: 1
  • Registered: ‎06-08-2017
  • Location: India
  • Views: 9
  • Message 7 of 7

Re: Lenovo Z51 - Which Hard Drive Caddy would work to replace DVD Drive?

2017-06-08, 19:50 PM

Thanks. above link helped me.

9.5mm is the perfect size of caddy to buy.

Reply
Forum Home

Community Guidelines

Please review our Guidelines before posting.

Learn More

Check out current deals!

Go Shop
X

Save

X

Delete

X

No, I don’t want to share ideas Yes, I agree to these terms