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Blue Screen Again
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Can I add second HDD to ideapad s510p-20298?


i want to add a sata3 secondary hdd to my laptop ideapad s510p-20298-no touch, using a hdd caddy installed in place of the dvdrw

i want to know:

-the s510p motherboard support sata3 speed?
-if i install a hdd sata3 with hddcaddy sata3 in place of the dvdrw, will i reach a sata3 speed?
-Using a "hdd caddy", the bios and windows10 will see both hdds? Primary internal hdd + secondary hdd caddy?
-what hddcaddy is recommended for ideapad s510p?


Thanks for any advice and information


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Re: Can I add second HDD to ideapad s510p-20298?

Hi D3Z9 , 


Welcome to the Community Forums. 


Unlike the hardware specification on its predecessors, (page26) description of Optical drive • 2.5" External 9.0mm (Rambo, blue-ray Rambo) does not specify SATA interface available. 


On other reviews  


Would you have further details on the CPU and current harddrive ?

Using Intel® Core™ i5-4200U Processor as example would show CPU supports 6 GB for SATA3.

Harddrive listed on the FRU manual (item 9 page79) all show 6G.


Running tools such as HWiNFO, SiSoftware Sandra, PC Wizard would help check the actual speed of your harddrive as discussed here. Such would help identify if SATA 2/3 as like its S family usally have modified SATA 2 that accomodate 6GB storage as shared by both HDD and ODD. 


This should be identified by the BIOS theoretically as caddy manufacturer recommends one for such model as seen here. OEM don't have caddy recommendation since such is a modification of the original OEM package. 


I'm not able to get an actual discussion yet for a successful caddy modification to this model yet and we hope others can aso contribute their experience on such.


Update us how it goes on your scanning tools when convenient.



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Re: Can I add second HDD to ideapad s510p-20298?

To answer you question -

  1. Yes, the laptop supports SATA 3 speed.
  2. Yes, it will reach SATA 3 speed if you install HDD in caddy in place of the DVD drive slot.
  3. Yes, it will see both HDDs but you may have to select boot priority in BIOS
  4. I recommend Storite Universal Caddy 9.5mm one. I bought it here -

I am saying from experience of a friend's laptop. We had upgraded it to SSD. We installed the SSD in the slot where the HDD was installed and replaced the DVD drive with the HDD.

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