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[can it be done] I want Acer TimelineU M5-481TG-6814 14-Inch Ultrabook and take out optical drive and replace for HDD

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Can I buy a Acer TimelineU M5-481TG-6814 14-Inch Ultrabook and then put a hdd in the Optical spot?

SOunds weird I know but I do Flash drives now ... no more optical drives smile.gif
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I don't see why not.... Just get one of these move your optical bay cover to it, and install it...

Shouldnt be too hard... I mean, I don't see why it wouldn't work... the optical bay is bound to be sata... probably sata dont know what speed, only concern would be if there is an adapter for the sata port to the optical drive in there. Might still work, might not...
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As long as I dont have to mod it to much ... u know have a primary SSD for 256gb and then a secondary 1tb for storage.... with a 3rd party Warranty I should be good to go smile.gif
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See: http://www.overclock.net/t/1289012/can-i-replace-an-odd-for-a-hdd-ssd#post_17841260

I probably should write a mini-guide of FAQs, etc. for the laptop forum, a lot of questions come up too often ;p
 
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Once I buy it at the end of this month I need to make sure to mesure it and get one biggrin.gif
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post #6 of 7
any followup on results? is it or is it not possible to unscrew an acer timelineu m5 and install an ssd drive in place of the hd or at least in place of the cd drive?

here is what i found on newegg reviews so far:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215392&Tpk=Acer%20TimelineU%20M5-481TG-6814

"Comes with an mSATA 20gb SSD. You can upgrade it or remove it. Can also use another 2.5, 7mm hard drive. Basically, you can even use dual SSDs on this"

"I highly recommend buying it along with an SSD and the extra RAM."

"RAM upgrade worked flawlessly after struggling with screws and ribbons. Review will be amended in a week or so. Lost one star due to difficulty in RAM upgrade, lack of clarity in SSD use/location, NO DRIVER CD(??, going to recheck all the boxes and manuals). I would have really liked to have replzced the 500gb 5400 RPM HDD and put in my momentus XT, but I'm scared of conflicts between the invisible SSD and the integrated SSD in the Momentus (seagate)."
Edited by leorio - 9/16/12 at 2:27pm
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Looking for the same info as I will purchase one soon.
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