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SSD for Samsung laptop in optical drive?

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Last response: in Storage
February 18, 2012 1:28:29 PM

Hi I want to replace my optical drive with my current hard drive and install a SSD in my hard drive space. This is for gaming.
I found the case I need:

But will this slow down my HDD since its in the optical drive bay?

Also are their certain HDDs that are compatible and what size do I get?

Thank you!

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February 18, 2012 6:30:29 PM

Your hdd should not be slowing down because it is the same connection as the hdd bay , just like in a desk top you plug both the hdd and dvd drive into the sata ports. When you say what hdd size do you get are you refering to getting another hdd or are you talking about the SSD. Most SSD's are the 2.5 size form factor and a few are the 3.5 size that are built for the internal 3.5 bays of a desk top.
Since the hdd caddy works with the 2.5 size form factor then SSD's will fit in it and laptop hdd's are 2.5 size also.
February 18, 2012 11:10:23 PM

Thank you I really appreciate it!