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2 years ago#1
I want to take the CD/DVD drive out of one of my laptops and replace it with a caddy that houses a hard drive or SSD.

This is a picture of the laptop's connector:
http://i.imgur.com/PH7QJUq.jpg

This is a picture of the existing disc drive's connector:
http://i.imgur.com/24Sc2Dm.jpg

I put a dime on the connectors for a size reference. The laptop is a Samsung NP700Z5C-S02UB.


It seems to be a little smaller than the standard SATA connector. Is that called something else? What do I buy?
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2 years ago#2
Bump?
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2 years ago#3
Could someone at least tell me what the port is called?
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2 years ago#4
It looks like a SATA port. I think it's a different size because it's supposed to be smaller in a laptop.
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2 years ago#5
megaman4everEXE posted...
It looks like a SATA port. I think it's a different size because it's supposed to be smaller in a laptop.


But every other SATA port I've ever seen has 22 pins total. This one has 13.

i am confus
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2 years ago#6
Slimline SATA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpUOlVTb7EQ
2 years ago#7
http://www.laptopparts101.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/hdd-vs-optical-drive-connector.jpg

I have never seen an adapter to convert the optical drive sata to standard sata to plug a HDD in there.

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Well, I was wrong:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812200470
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2 years ago#8
Rolen47 posted...
Slimline SATA


This is apparently it. Thanks.



fatali posted...

I have never seen an adapter to convert the optical drive sata to standard sata to plug a HDD in there,.


http://www.amazon.com/Micro-SATA-Cables-Universal-DVD-ROM/dp/B005L93LMY/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1379567781&sr=8-3&keywords=micro+sata+caddy

I'm planning on installing a 250GB SSD where the optical drive was for the OS/other important stuff and use the 1TB drive that came with it for storage, with a 2TB external for backup of all that.
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2 years ago#9
I could be wrong, but is possible that they used a slower sata port for the dvd, and left the faster sata port for the hdd, I would place the SSD in the HDD port, and then put the HDD in the slim case.
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2 years ago#10
fatali posted...
I could be wrong, but is possible that they used a slower sata port for the dvd, and left the faster sata port for the hdd, I would place the SSD in the HDD port, and then put the HDD in the slim case.


Good call. I will do that.
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