03-22-2016 01:33 AM
I'm considering to replace the optical DVD drive with a optical bay kit and an SSD or a HDD.
The only thing I'm not sure of what connectors does the Lenovo motherboard have with the HDD bay and with the optical drive bay (PATA-SATA, SATA I, SATA II, SATA III)?
If there are no major bandwidth differences in connections I'd rather put the SSD disk in the optical bay (it heats less than a HDD).
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03-22-2016 02:33 PM
Hi Orome ,
Based on the maintainance guide (page 43), it slides directly inside to the laptop to connect to the SATA ODD port .
This port has its own ODD daughter board to connect to the motherboard.
Product specifications: ODD with DVD±RW, 9.0mm high, tray-in SATA , but did not mention specific speed.
If you have a current optical drive connected you can check the speed using a tool . Click on this discussion for the specific details using HWINFO as a tool. Gen 3 Gbps = SATA 2, Gen 6 Gbps then it's SATA 3, pic1 pic2 pic3
SSD Caddy as replacement for the optical drives would be convenient as many have tried . (highlight only as example and reference) .
Hope this answered your query .