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01-16-2017 11:09 AM
I have a HP Envy 17-r105ns and would like to add a second HDD.
Where can I buy a caddy and cable to do this?
01-16-2017 11:30 AM
Hard Drive Hardware Kit : 813796-001
Hard drive connector cable : 813795-001
Manual list your notebook comes with dual HDD support.
If you asked for this, then optical bay caddy is also available:
2nd HDD / SSD caddy adapter:
01-30-2017 06:48 PM
After watching the video to remove the casing to install the caddy you can see at 1:40 on the video there are 2 screws under the optical drive, these screws are plastic on my laptop not metal like shown in the video and I cannot seem to get them open using any normal screwdrivers and now they have appear to have lost the small grooves or slots that they had originally as the plastic is very soft.
Are these just clips or plastic covers? Anybody have any ideas of how to remove them?
01-30-2017 09:09 PM
Why do you want to remove those 2 screws? After you planning to remove whole base enclosure? Why you're doing that? That video you're following, is for 17-n100 models.
Only screw you need to remove is for optical drive single screw.
Go through page 28, 29 in the Manual and newmodeus link with replacement instructions I've linked above.
01-31-2017 05:17 AM - edited 01-31-2017 05:21 AM
I need to remove those 2 screws (+the other 18) to remove the back cover of the laptop to get access to the hardrive and space where the new hardrive will be placed.
Just to be clear, I am following the instructions on the video at the bottom of the page on the first link that you posted and the laptop in the video is almost identical to mine except the 2 screws under the optical drive in the video appear to be metal not plastic!
I am NOT using an adapter to substitute the optical drive for a HDD like in your second link. I am trying to open the back cover to install the second HDD inside.
01-31-2017 05:35 AM
...and to further clarify
Looking at the first illustration on page 32 point number 2 shows the 2 screws under the optical drive that need to be removed, on my laptop those screws are different than all the others, they are plastic and have now been stripped by trying to remove them. Any ideas about those screws?