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Hi all I recently got a fenvi sata to ide optical replacement hard drive caddy from ebay so that I can upgrade an old dell inspiron 6000 laptop with a force gt 120GB. Now I know you all think its a waste but this drive maxes the old interface at 4K so really I think its the best option. Anyhoo when plugging any sata drive in the caddy it stops the laptop from booting and the little green light comes on solid and thats it. Does anyone have any idea how I can make this work please? Thanks
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Let me make sure I understand this correctly. You removed your DVD drive and added a drive caddy in that bay so you could use your SSD?

Does the SSD get detected in BIOS? Does the SSD work in another computer (preferably a computer where you don't need the drive caddy)? Have you tried removing the HDD and having only the SSD plugged in to the laptop? Since the drive caddy is IDE, have you checked the jumper settings?
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Originally Posted by Ace Telekinesis View Post
Hi all I recently got a fenvi sata to ide optical replacement hard drive caddy from ebay so that I can upgrade an old dell inspiron 6000 laptop with a force gt 120GB. Now I know you all think its a waste but this drive maxes the old interface at 4K so really I think its the best option. Anyhoo when plugging any sata drive in the caddy it stops the laptop from booting and the little green light comes on solid and thats it. Does anyone have any idea how I can make this work please? Thanks
If the problem occurs with ANY SATA drive you use, then you (could) have a DOA / broken caddy.
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Ok I found out how to make it work but its still useless.

Boot laptop with device installed and it hangs on boot. Then unplug drive boot into windows using old mechanical hard drive. Then insert drive and then run a reboot. The device now shows up as working and does not make the boot hang and lets me install windows. Drive now works until you do total power cycle but then it causes boot hang unless process is repeated. Why why why??
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