2nd HDD via Optical Cady Tags: Acer BIOS Hard Drives Optical Media Laptops Last response: February 13, 2013 9:13 PM in Laptops & Notebooks 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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Reply to Aliasuk Register or log in to remove Brett928S2 Laptop Authority February 13, 2013 9:13:23 PM Hi Ask Acer... All the best Brett | Report abuse Reply to Brett928S2 Ask the community Post an answer Tom's Hardware>Forum>Laptops & Notebooks>2nd HDD via Optical Cady> Related ressources: ForumNew build - 2nd HDD not seen by W7 Forum2nd HDD is IDE and won't boot ForumDoes an ASUS A73 have place for a 2nd HDD ? also HDD caddy question. ForumAdvanced Mechanics of Materials 6th ed by Boresi, Schmidt ForumLutfi's ( 2nd WC build) - officially first, build log. ForumWin 7 post OS install RAID 1 on 2nd 3rd HDD ? ForumASUS laptop screen goes black when I plug in my 2nd monitor via USB/VGA adapter. ForumBuy 2nd 6870, new GPU, or new system? ForumUsing the Optical Drive on a Desktop via Laptop Forum2nd hdd in a laptop ForumUsing Optical Bay HDD Caddy for main HDD ForumAdded 2nd HDD , laptop won't boot Forum2nd SATA drive detected in BIOS but NOT in Windows Disk Management ForumHaving trouble installing a 2nd HD ForumGaming laptop under 1000 More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !