2nd HDD via Optical Cady Tags: Acer BIOS Hard Drives Optical Media Laptops Last response: February 13, 2013 9:13 PM in Laptop Tech Support Share Aliasuk February 11, 2013 3:42:27 PM Hello, I recently changed my Aspire's 6920G HDD to an OCZ SSD. Then, so I can have additional storage space, I bought an IDE to SATA optical drive caddy, so I can replace the optical drive with a 2nd HDD. The problem is that once the 2nd HDD is in the optical bay, the BIOS does not see the main hard drive so the laptop does not boot. Once I remove the 2nd HDD, then the BIOS sees the SSD and boots up as normal. I updated the BIOS to the latest official version v1.16 still no change. Once both drives are in the BIOS sees the second one whilst under ATAPI shows no hardware. I tried the same set up with another laptop, non-acer one and newer, and the BIOS sees both as normal. Is there any work around this issue please? More about : 2nd hdd optical cady Brett928S2 a c 249 D Laptop February 13, 2013 9:13:23 PM Hi Ask Acer... All the best Brett m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedCan't access 2nd SSD drive or Optical Drive after installing new PSU/SLI graphics cards. Forum SolvedWanting to add 3rd monitor via 2nd video card Forum Solved300-400 dollars Gaming PC without OS, HDD, Optical Driver or Monitor ASAP!! Forum Solvedlost everything on my 2nd HDD Forum SolvedHelp with optical and HDD! Forum SolvedHelp With Adding 2nd HDD To ASUS N550JK w/Silverstone TSO9 Adapter? Forum SolvedAdding 2nd HDD after clean install Windows 8.1 on SSD Forum SolvedHow do I clone HDD to SSD if the computer doesn't have a optical disk drive? Forum SolvedUsing headphones via optical converter? Forum SolvedCan you put an HDD in a optical drive bay? Forum Solvedi have 1st hdd 1tb wd with win7 32bits on asus p8-b75-v motherboard now due to my extra data i made up my mind to have 2nd hd Forum Soundcard benifits via optical (toslink)? Forum SolvedWindows 7 Can't See 2nd HDD Forum SolvedSwapping my HDD (sata3) with my optical drive(sata2) to open up room for SSD Forum SolvedCan a sata cable power both the optical drive and a hdd Forum SolvedWhat cables do I need to connect HDD and optical drive to motherboard? Forum SolvedCan someone put together a list for a Gaming PC without RAM, optical drive, or storage hdd? Forum SolvedWindows re-install, need to wipe 2nd hdd? Forum SolvedInstalling Windows 7 Via Flash Drive (Old HDD) Forum Solvedsetting up storage spaces in win 8.1 lost my 2nd hdd! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Laptop Tech Support categories Windows Configuration !