12-18-2009 02:38 PM
I want to add a 2nd hard drive to my Y710. What adapters are necessary to add one to the 2nd drive bay?
I ordered a drive from my local coumpter guru and tried to install it but the sata connector would not meet the one in the computer
02-17-2010 06:59 AM
How would one check for compatibility with the "apparent" non-standard SATA connection/location in the Y-710
sata connector would not meet the one in the computer
i suggest you to check compatibility.
02-17-2010 09:24 AM - edited 02-19-2010 01:56 PM
I suspect that you and I have the same problem- I think the sata interface is about a 1/4 inch off. Up was supposed to be down or something like that. I think the options we have are these: 1. Forget the second internal drive. 2. get the sata port fixed (requires depot shipping). 3. get a 22 pin cable and plug it in and have an external drive with an internal plug. 4. get someone to make a 1/4 (that's a guess- I can't get the top open on the system to actually measure) inch offset sata male female adapter.
If anyone goes for option 4, let me know. I sent mine away already and the tech did not understand what I was looking for. The cable option is not bad, but you have a mess if you want to use the system as an actual mobile computer...
I do remember seeing someone saying they put one of the types of hard drive that I have tried to use into their y730 with no problem.
Edit- I'm going to send my y730 in for repairs/moving the sata port. I have warranty left, so might as well use it...