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i want to do this since i never really found a use for that blu-ray drive, and i want to take that out and put in a caddy... is there any detailed guide on how to do so?
     
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Loosing a physical drive is going to bottleneck you. I dont reccomend you to remove the drive.

Its going to be difficult coz the new caddy you are going to put in will have different power requirements from the drive.

The overall difference in power may end up causing a unstabilised system.

I dont reccomend you to do this
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Loosing a physical drive is going to bottleneck you. I dont reccomend you to remove the drive.

Its going to be difficult coz the new caddy you are going to put in will have different power requirements from the drive.

The overall difference in power may end up causing a unstabilised system.

I dont reccomend you to do this
Say what?

As with any laptop drive, it should be held in by two screws directly under the laptop, sometimes labeled, or if not, under a screw down panel (the ones the RAM etc are under). The drive should then pull out easily after the screws are removed, as they use a sata power and data connection
Edited by Skaterboydale - 4/14/11 at 4:57am
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I think its worth the hassle or difficuty with wires, etc to replace a Bluray drive with SSD.


Wont the laptop look ugly with a missing part?
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i don't even use the drive anyway, if i needed one i'll get an USB one. Honestly, all games i get is through Steam anyway, so it is perfectly valid i ask this.

And no, a caddy looks like a drive but with a SSD/HDD embedded in it.
     
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Loosing a physical drive is going to bottleneck you. I dont reccomend you to remove the drive.

Its going to be difficult coz the new caddy you are going to put in will have different power requirements from the drive.

The overall difference in power may end up causing a unstabilised system.

I dont reccomend you to do this

Whut? you're talking no sense dude.
     
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Loosing a physical drive is going to bottleneck you. I dont reccomend you to remove the drive.

Its going to be difficult coz the new caddy you are going to put in will have different power requirements from the drive.

The overall difference in power may end up causing a unstabilised system.

I dont reccomend you to do this
What? How is not having an optical drive going to bottleneck a system. They are SATA connections, and your argument is overall flawed, laptop hard drives take around 3 watts and ODD take around 5.

There is no guide from your system, but they do sell optical drive casings for HDD.


Replacing the faceplate from your optical drive and putting it on the new casing will be tricky though, thats the only issue I believe you will encounter.
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