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Shepherd
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Registered: ‎01-28-2010
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Hard drive caddy - T61 - How does this thing work?

I have a 200gig hard drive on my T61.  Since my computer has died twice in a year I want to have a cloned hard drive handy to insert and not miss a beat and not fuss with reinstalling everything.

 

When I bought the machine I also bouht a hard drive caddy...

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?...

 

I bought a SATA 500 gig hard drive and inserted this into the hard drive caddy.

I inserted the caddy into the CD drive area.

 

Now what? 

 

When I click on "My Computer" I do not see the drive listed?

 

Do I need special software to make a clone of my hard drive on here?   Recommendations?

I thought Lenovo had one that came with it, but I do not see anything?

Should "My Computer" see this drive with the caddy?

 

All advice greatly appreciated!!

 

 

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Re: Hard drive caddy - T61 - How does this thing work?

right click on my computer icon, and select manage, now go into disk management, you should now able to see the new drive and now you can do the requiste formatting, etc.

Regards,

Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
Shepherd
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Re: Hard drive caddy - T61 - How does this thing work?

Good advice, same as the Lenovo Tech support.  Unfortunately it does not see the new drive there either...

 

Right clicked My Computer

Manage

Disk  Management

(Only C: drive shows)

 

This is the way to initialize drives, a step before cloning apparently to set up a new drive.

 

I ordered a SATA to USB cable from Amazon for $28.  Hopefully this will work were yet another Lenovo periferal has failed.

 

Very frustrated with Lenovo, definitely my last one.  After buying 3 in a year from Lenovo even with a warranty all I get is attitude from customer service.  One guy told me that backing up was the same as cloning.

 

For anyone with the same problem trying to clone, I believe you will need a 3rd party software to make a clone.

Norton Ghost - $70

CloneZilla - Free

 

1. Get Hard Drive

2. Connect new hard drive

3. Initialize new hard drive

4. Get third party software

5. Clone

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