Add a 2nd HDD, DELL MediaBay D830, D820, D810, D800, D630, D620
Adding a 2nd Hard Drive or 2.5" SSD to DELL laptops equipped with a MediaBay is a simple task. This guide applies to the following laptops:
Inspiron 8500, 8600, 9100, 500m, 600m, XPS
The DELL MediaBay optical drive has a built-in eject / latch locking mechanism. You can easily remove the optical drive by pressing on the eject latch on the optical drive. This releases a lock and the latch will eject out of the optical DVD drive. You can then pull on the latch to pull optical DVD drive out. Once you have the optical drive out, you can insert a 2nd HDD caddy (with HDD or SSD installed). Once inserted, press on the latch so the HDD caddy locks in place. If you are installing a new hard drive (never been formatted or partitioned), you will have to format and partition the new drive for Windows to recognize the new drive.
Please see below video for our step-by-step 2nd HDD / SSD mediabay installation guide.