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Strorage upgrade

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HP 250 G5 Notebook PC
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

hi! my laptop has ssd  and i want to add hdd so i want to use both but my laptop operate with just one storage so ı want to replace with hdd to DVD-R.

 

Is this possible?

 

thanks for answer

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Sure. See p. 49 here:

 

Manual

 

Remove existing DVD-R drive and replace with one of these:

 

Optical by hard drive caddyOptical by hard drive caddy

 

You have to transplant over the little mounting bracket on the back of the DVD-R drive (see p. 50) to the optical caddy and also transplant the faceplate. Put a hard drive in the optical caddy. Understand it will transfer data a bit slower than a hard drive inside the laptop and way slower than an SSD but still fast enough to run a full-screen video stored on it. It will not be bootable but you have the SSD for the operating system. 

 

https://www.amazon.com/HIGHROCK-Universal-Enclosure-DVD-ROM-Optical/dp/B0177AF7OO/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8...

 

Post back with any questions but please Accept as Solution if its your answer. 

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Sure. See p. 49 here:

 

Manual

 

Remove existing DVD-R drive and replace with one of these:

 

Optical by hard drive caddyOptical by hard drive caddy

 

You have to transplant over the little mounting bracket on the back of the DVD-R drive (see p. 50) to the optical caddy and also transplant the faceplate. Put a hard drive in the optical caddy. Understand it will transfer data a bit slower than a hard drive inside the laptop and way slower than an SSD but still fast enough to run a full-screen video stored on it. It will not be bootable but you have the SSD for the operating system. 

 

https://www.amazon.com/HIGHROCK-Universal-Enclosure-DVD-ROM-Optical/dp/B0177AF7OO/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8...

 

Post back with any questions but please Accept as Solution if its your answer. 

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