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Gateway NV79 HDD 2.5" drive bay/caddy for my 2nd drive (SSD)!

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I'm trying to install an SSD onto my 2nd drive bay but there isn't a caddy available, and I don't want to plug the drive straight into the SATA II port on the laptop, without fixing it in a drive bay or caddy!

Does anyone have a Gateway NV79 HDD caddy for sale, or do you know where to find one?

This was the only one that came up even close to what my main drive HDD caddy looks like now! I'm not too sure that this is the right one though, any and all help appreciated!
 
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You need to figure out whether you have a 12.7mm or 9.5mm optical drive. If the CD drive is tray-load, you should be able to just use a ruler on to measure the tray's height,. I'm guessing 12.7mm just from a quick Google search, if so, this will work. http://www.ebay.com/itm/SATA-2nd-HDD-HARD-DRIVE-caddy-12-7mm-Universal-CD-DVD-ROM-Optical-Bay-DV25-/300611282873?pt=PCC_Drives_Storage_Internal&hash=item45fdd427b9

The SSD will go where your HDD currently is, and the HDD will go in the optical bay. Realize that the caddy like I linked has screws for your HDD, so you won't need anything like what you posted.
 
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You need to figure out whether you have a 12.7mm or 9.5mm optical drive. If the CD drive is tray-load, you should be able to just use a ruler on to measure the tray's height,. I'm guessing 12.7mm just from a quick Google search, if so, this will work. http://www.ebay.com/itm/SATA-2nd-HDD-HARD-DRIVE-caddy-12-7mm-Universal-CD-DVD-ROM-Optical-Bay-DV25-/300611282873?pt=PCC_Drives_Storage_Internal&hash=item45fdd427b9
The SSD will go where your HDD currently is, and the HDD will go in the optical bay. Realize that the caddy like I linked has screws for your HDD, so you won't need anything like what you posted.

Thank you for trying but that was not what I'm looking for!

You are talking about a laptop without a second drive bay, mine is a Gateway NV79 which is a dual drive laptop!

So I'm not installing the SSD in the optical drive bay like you were suggesting, but in the second drive bay (which was empty so far) with the SATA connector already provided! The HDD will stay in the same place (main drive bay) as it is now!

In fact I just went ahead and installed it already and just finished the Windows fresh install as well! It is all good but the caddy would make it more secure and not disconnecting with a slight jerk or shake, so I'm planning to get one, anyone here know where I can get one!

Edit: Just saw this video which would make it clearer - Add 2nd HDD to HP dual-drive laptop - this is what I'm trying to do but on a Gateway instead of the HP shown here!
Edited by Dad2David - 1/10/12 at 11:49pm
 
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Your caddy is here. Hope, that's the right one.
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Your caddy is here. Hope, that's the right one.

Thank You, that is what I was looking for! Yes looks like the right one to me!

Have you ever ordered from that site, are they reliable?
 
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