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Installing SSD hard drive in Omen 880

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I just got an Omen 880 from Costco and it has the top hard drive bays in it. I bought a Samsung 860 EVO 500GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD with a mount to add some additional storage to it, but I can't seem to get it to sync up with the connectors when I slide the bay in. Is this bay meant for a 2.5 inch SSD or only for full disk hard drives?

 

I see another hard drive bay at the bottom of the computer but there are no sata connections to plug into it because they are being used for those bays. 


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Hello @vipergtsrz

 

Im not sure how you installed the SSD but the tray is meant for a 3.5 inch full size HDD. Pretty sure you would need a caddy adapter to mount the SSD in the tray first.

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Yeah I got one of those SSD harnesses and installed it just like you would with a 3.5 inch. The port seem to line up and everything, it just won't go into the slot.

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Hmm, Ive not tried to do that so far, so I dont know of a caddy that would work exactly. HP doesnt make one for that tray either.

Its going to be trial and error Im afraid. Sorry I cant help more.

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