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EiioX SATA 2nd 2.5'' Hard Drive Caddy for 12.7mm Universal CD/DVD-ROM**Expand your data storage on your Laptop with HDD/SSD

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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)


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  • Plug & Play, Supports hot swapping
  • Fast & Reliable connection in laptop, just as the primary HDD
  • Fully integrated into laptop, no cables/PSU/software driver needed.
  • Uses 2.5" SATA hard drives 12.7mm-high
  • It enables you to add a second notebook hard disk drive to your modular/optical bay.
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BrandEiioX
Item Weight118 g
Product Dimensions18.4 x 14.8 x 2.5 cm
  
Additional Information
ASINB008V66RDY
Best Sellers Rank 5,258 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight118 g
Date First Available9 Aug 2012
  
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Product Description

This 2nd HDD adapter gives you maximum storage flexibility enabling you to add a second notebook HDD to any modular bay
With the second HDD in your laptop, you have the fastest way to back-up key applications and critical data.

Features / Specifications

Plug & Play, supports hot swapping
Fully integrated into DELL laptop, no cables/PSU/software driver needed
The connection is similar to the primary HDD
Dual boot, supports installation of 2nd operating system on the 2nd HDD and boot selection
This device accepts 2.5 inch 12.7mm SATA HDD
The Universal SATA-to-SATA Caddy is compatible with laptops that has a 12.7mm-thick / high optical bay with a SATA interface.

Package included:
1 x Hard Drive Caddy



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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As Described, works great 14 Nov 2012
By Nate
Size Name:9.5mm SATA for macbook pro|Verified Purchase
Was initially a bit put off as the product seemed cheaper than most other replacement caddys, and the product had no reviews, but found it to be the exact same as this product on Amazon USA which has great reviews - http://www.amazon.com/Drive-Unibody-MacBook-SuperDrive-Replacement/dp/B0058AH2US/

No issues getting it working, took about 10 minutes to take the Macbook to bits and then was good to go - Macbook Pro mid-2010 model, 13 inch.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Job done 4 Oct 2013
Size Name:12.7mm SATA|Verified Purchase
Removed existing DVD drive, carefully removed the 'trim' from it (where the eject button is), installed HDD into it, attached trim, inserted into laptop, turned it on - shazam.

Job done.

A well priced, well constructed caddy that serves its purpose magnificently.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Size Name:12.7mm SATA|Verified Purchase
I own a Toshiba Satellite l500-128, rather dated now. I wanted to put a second SSD into it so I bought this caddy along with a Samsung 840 250GB SSD. Please ensure you check your laptop before buying a caddy because some laptops have a half inch (12.7mm) bay height and others a 9.5mm, do not confuse the latter 9.5mm with the HDD/SSD height 9.5mm! This is important because although the 9.5mm caddy will fit in any laptop optical drive slot, the front panel is different to that of the 12.7mm so you wont be able to put your front panel on if you buy the wrong product. By front panel I am referring to the part with the open button on the optical drive.

So back to the product. It was bought late afternoon of Friday 25th and by Saturday 26th midday I had it in my hands. I can say it feels pretty sturdy, theres plastic parts no doubt but the main chassis is metal and rigid. The drive slotted into the SATA2 port quite snugly, and there are two screws for the two slots on the drive opposite the SATA connector end. What i really did like was on the bottom there are viewing holes so you can watch as you screw the screws into the SSD. I always get nervous when I hit some resistance thinking I may have damaged the thread but no issues with this one.
There is also a black clip that is inserted into the back of end of the hard drive slot to absolutely ensure if your sata connector decided to spontaneously become loose and your screws decided to magically unscrew themselves from the SSD, it still isn't going anywhere.

Installation was easy, I removed the front panel from my optical drive and slotted it onto the caddy, removes the optical drive from the laptop (powered off).
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good 14 Aug 2014
Size Name:12.7mm SATA|Verified Purchase
Works fine on my dv7 HP pavilion. It's not necessary to add the "trim" from the optical drive to it. It can be added and removed fairly easily and quickly. My laptop had no trouble using the hard drive, although the transfer speeds seemed below what would be expected of a sata 2 port, at about 60 mbps r&w, compared to 100 mbps r&w if the HDD was installed internally.
However:
It's a tight fit - there's no room to spare, so install it carefully
The hard drive can be a pain to place in and take out.
The screws are very easy to lose - if you unscrew them too far they can fall inside the case and you won't be seeing them again, although this doesn't really affect the working of the drive.
If your laptop optical drive doesn't let you easily remove the "trim" then you may have a hard time removing this caddy - a handy screwdriver can be used to leverage it out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Size Name:12.7mm SATA|Verified Purchase
These kinds of goods, I don't like to review one day to the other. I like to experiment, wait for stability and test in every scenario.

I actually replaced on the laptop the original 750Gb HDD with a 250Gb Corsair SSD Disk, but then, it was a tad short for all my pictures. So, this solved that problem, placing the original 750Gb HDD on it, and its been working like a charm. As fast as SATA can handle, and as reliable as well.

Would be great if as in some other brands an option for a bundle with an external case for the original CD-ROM/DVD/Blu-ray ;) I Didn't think about that back then, but now would come handy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fits perfectly on Lenovo Y470 1 Oct 2013
Size Name:12.7mm SATA|Verified Purchase
It fits perfectly and function well for about 5 months now and still going strong. I would gladly recommend this product to anyone who wants to replace the cd-drive for extra storage. Able to clip on the original head of the cd-drive to make it look seamless with the laptop.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worked with SSD but not with HDD 6 July 2013
By Ram
Size Name:12.7mm SATA|Verified Purchase
I ordered this caddy case for my Dell XPS 15 L501x laptop. I was very eager to see how it works, so as soon as i received it, I started installing my original HDD (Samsung 7200 rmp 650 GB came with laptop) into this caddy. My main drive bay already has Kingston SATA3 SSD 120GB.
Installation was very easy, however when i started my laptop it failed to boot and the caddy LED is glowing red (BIOS detected the drive in the caddy). I thought that it could be some loose connection, so i removed and reinstalled it, but no luck. I googled my issue but no one seems to have a similar issue with Dell XPS.
Then I suspected my old HDD (Too many positive reviews for this caddy, so didn't bothered to suspect it), so i removed my SSD and placed in this caddy, bingo, the LED turned blue and everything started working. Now my main drive bay has original HDD and caddy has SSD.

Any way i have to find out if this is an issue with caddy or just bad installation, so i dropped one start. Apart from this, only small -ve point is that the screw that should hold the caddy on the laptop is not aligned properly, so i had to duck tape it.

My piece of advice to anyone buying this,
1. Check if your DVD bay is 12.7mm, if not try the 9.5 mm caddy.
2. If the LED on the caddy turns red when you start up, do not continue, just stop it and use a different drive. You might save your HDD from crashing (mine crashed, of course I recovered it.)

I'll update this review, when i find the actual reason behind the failure to interface my HDD.

------------- Update -----------
Tried with HDD in the caddy case again, but didn't work. The LED turned RED as soon as i fixed my HDD in the caddy case. So went back to my original configuration (SSD in caddy and HDD in the main slot) and everything works fine with SSD as primary OS drive. Not sure if its an isolated problem.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars good stuff but imperfect parts
one of the screws are abnormal
Published 1 day ago by Ree
2.0 out of 5 stars Works, but not with an SSD
Works find with an old-fashioned hard disk but constantly gave errors when using with an SSD. I also couldn't enable TRIM with the SSD so maybe it's not recognised as an SSD at... Read more
Published 1 month ago by herpderp
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Easy installation, works.
Published 1 month ago by Ioannis Latousakis
1.0 out of 5 stars what a piece of rubbish
this doesn't even deserve 1 star ...an absolute disgrace of tattiness...that doesn't work ...don't buy it!
Published 1 month ago by philip james
5.0 out of 5 stars bin that dvd drive
if you dont need an optical drive (and who does these days) then this is about the best way to make use of its bay
Published 1 month ago by GasCat
4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on tin!
Easy to install, only comments would be, there are no instructions and havent a clue what the little switch at back does. Read more
Published 1 month ago by C. Mansbridge
5.0 out of 5 stars Met my expectations
The caddy met my expectations and has been working well so far. I was able to quickly figure out how to set it up
Published 3 months ago by Edwin Kaduki
4.0 out of 5 stars Ok Build quality but like other reviews bits were missing
What more can I say it works fine but looses a star due to a part being missing, not that you need it really but it says it should be there so it either needs including or the... Read more
Published 3 months ago by evilbobbins
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for DELL laptiops
I use it for my dell xps 15''. It was easy for installation. I don't think there could be any problems with that item.
Published 3 months ago by Radoslav Radev
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
It has been OVER a year since I bought this, and it has worked great in two laptops. It was basically install and forget. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Y.H.
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