06-15-2011 03:01 AM
06-15-2011 05:48 AM
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.
Maliha (I don't work for lenovo)
ThinkPads:- T400[Win 7], T60[Win 7], IBM 240[Win XP]
IdeaPad: U350Apple:- Macbook Air [Snow Leopard]
08-08-2012 05:42 PM
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
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.
08-10-2012 06:33 AM
Did the second hard drive work in your computer?
08-10-2012 06:36 AM - edited 08-10-2012 06:42 AM
It works. The OS will detect it and you can store files on it. You can't boot from or install windows on it.
08-10-2012 07:29 AM
Hello again yaro,
This is why your OS can recognize the drive but not BIOS.