Locked topic

This topic has been locked due to inactivity for a long period of time. If you have a question, please create a new topic by clicking here.
hakanvar Student
Student
1 0 0
Message 1 of 2
70
Flag Post
HP Recommended

Re: Want to replace DVD drive with second HDD on pavilion DM4-2000

Hi,

 

Can I use 2nd HDD Hard Drive Caddy for SSD disk?

 

And Can I use this SSD for operating system?

1 REPLY
Provost Provost
Provost
37018 5580 9624
Message 2 of 2
57
Flag Post
HP Recommended

Re: Want to replace DVD drive with second HDD on pavilion DM4-2000

You can install a 2.5 inch hard drive or SSD in an optical bay caddy to add storage capacity. 

 

https://www.jacobsparts.com/items/HDDBAY-02/

 

Your Service manual:

 

Manual

 

See p. 45 for optical drive removal. 

 

2 things you should know: 1. The optical drive SATA port is slower than the main hard drive SATA port. So if you put a drive in that optical bay it will run slower. Makes it kind of a waste of money to put an SSD in there that will not run at full speed.

2. A drive in that bay will not be bootable and cannot be the operating system disk. The only use of it is to add a big storage type hard drive. 

 

If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

0 Kudos
† The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of HP. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation