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nesch52
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Registered: ‎01-01-2015
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How to exchange W530 built in Optiarc DVD RW AD-7740H ATA Device against 1 TByte SSD in same slot

Hi ,

I have an Lenovo Thinkpad: W530
Produkt : 244744G
BIOS : G5ETA7WW (2.67 )
Physical Memory : 24.142 MB
attached to a
Docking-Station:
Mini Doc Plus 3 Series Docking-Station with USB 3.0
Typ : 4338

OS: Windows 7 prof.de x64

To speed-up my W530

I want to exchange the internal W530- CD0:
"Optiarc DVD RW AD-7740H ATA Device"
against a 1 TByte SSD , which should be installed in the same built-in-DVD-slot.

Is this possible ? Is there a better proposal? Which prerequisites are nescessary?

eg put the Built-In 1 TByte HDD to the DVD-Slot and use the so freed HDD slot for an SSD?

Which 1Tbyte SSD is recomended (can i buy it from any vendor?) Which interface should it have?

and which built-kit or  SSD-Frame can be bought to be used instead of the built in W530 DVD-ATA device?


Can you please lead me to an appropriate SSD-device-link(certified product for 7/24 usage)

and a procedure, how to install and setup the SSD  e.g. in the CD0-slot of my W530

and how 2 transfer my whole Win 7 prof de BootDisk to the new SSD as primary boot device?

I own a Paragon Partition Manager 16 Professional Edition can i use this for the OS-cloning & Data-transfer?
thanks and best regards nesch52

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Re: How to exchange W530 built in Optiarc DVD RW AD-7740H ATA Device against 1 TByte SSD in same sl

Hi nesch52!

 

Welcome to the Community Forums.

 

It's possible to put your built in HDD to the CD/DVD slot. You just need to have a HDD caddy because it seems like the CD/DVD bay is 12.5-12.7mm in size (see video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCV452OgNkw&list=PLtVgy5UPCu-fwJKDfJKR5a_4wTD0k9_Xf&index=6&t=0s). 

 

Once you do that, you can install a SATA SSD to the hard drive slot. You can check the Lenovo Forums Thread here https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/Replace-hard-drive-with-SSD-on-W530/td-p... for more discussion.

 

Regards,

 

 

 



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nesch52
Blue Screen Again
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎01-01-2015
Location: DE
Views: 65
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Re: How to exchange W530 built in Optiarc DVD RW AD-7740H ATA Device against 1 TByte SSD in same sl

Thanks 2you both, for your helpful hints and good description & links!!!!, I hope i will find those mentioned & according Parts in the Lenovo shop to fit into the CD/DVD-slot with the appropriate spacings!! Very good support!!!best regards nesch52

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