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Token Ring
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Is it possible to install two hard drive on L420 computer???

I original 250 is too small, is it possible to install two hard drive instead????

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Re: Is it possible to install two hard drive on L420 computer???

IIRC, the L420 does not have an UltraBay, so you can't swap the optical drive for an additional hard drive. You could consider getting a 750GB drive to replace the existing 250GB one.
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Re: Is it possible to install two hard drive on L420 computer???

Hi jackl92,


AFAIK, lenovo has never officially released second HDD bay adapter for L and SL series. However,
one of the poster has said it is possible to plug one in SL series:- http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/SL-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/sl500-second-hdd/m-p/154465#M4353

 

L420 and SL500 both use "DVD burner, SATA 1.5Gb/s, 12.7mm high", so in theory it should be possible on L series too. Verify the compatibility before you buy though.

 

Hope this helps.

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Paper Tape
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Re: Is it possible to install two hard drive on L420 computer???

Yes you can.

I use 2 HDD on my L420.

 

all you need is caddy for the 2nd HDD. Choose the generic 12.7mm

 

you can find it on ebay from $10

http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_nkw=caddy+12.7+&_sacat=0&_sop=12&_dmpt=AU_Laptop_Accessories&_odk...

 

then, you have to move the metal part from back of DVD bay to the caddy, so the caddy can be attached firmly to the chasis.

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Re: Is it possible to install two hard drive on L420 computer???

Hello all,

 

Did the second hard drive work in your computer?

 

Alex


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It works. The OS will detect it and you can store files on it. You can't boot from or install windows on it.

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Re: Is it possible to install two hard drive on L420 computer???

Hello again yaro,

 

This is why your OS can recognize the drive but not BIOS. 

 

Alex


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