Add a Second Hard Drive to your laptop using your laptop's optical drive bay. This is a great solution for those that want to add a second hard drive in their laptop in lieu of an Optical/CD/DVD drive. This device/caddy will fit in a "standard 12.7mm-high" or "standard 9.5mm-high" CD/DVD/Optical drive bays found in laptop computers.
Please note that there are three important considerations when deciding which OBHD caddy to purchase;
- The type of 2.5" hard drive or SSD you want to use, PATA or SATA
- The type of interface your notebook's optical/CD/DVD drive bay has, PATA or SATA
- The height of the optical bay (12.7mm or 9.5mm height)
Most laptops sold in 2008 (and prior to 2008) have optical drive bays that have a PATA interface (even if the primary hard drive is a SATA drive). Please see photos above and below to compare with your original optical CD/DVD drive.