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

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!

 

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

Any updates? Did it work? I got a 'universal' caddy, but it does not get detected on my Z51. Works on my hp though.
lykos83
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Re: Lenovo Z51 - Which Hard Drive Caddy would work to replace DVD Drive?

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.

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

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.

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

thePsGuy, Which universal caddy did you buy?

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

Thanks. above link helped me.

9.5mm is the perfect size of caddy to buy.

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