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 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 SolvedCan you put an HDD in a optical drive bay? Forum SolvedUsing headphones via optical converter? 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 SolvedWindows re-install, need to wipe 2nd 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 Solvedsetting up storage spaces in win 8.1 lost my 2nd hdd! Forum SolvedWIN 8.1 cannot see 2nd internal HDD Forum Solved2nd HDD not showing up in my computer?! Forum SolvedHow to setup a 2nd HDD Forum Solved2nd Internal HDD not showing the correct size Forum Run 2nd monitor via Mainboard Forum SolvedHELP! Need to find a HDD diagnostics tool to repair bad HDD via USB!. Forum SolvedReplace HDD with SSD or SSD+HDD in optical drive Forum SolvedI can't access my external HDD via windows. Forum Completely Unable to Boot My PC Via the Optical Drive? Forum Solved2nd hdd caddy Forum SolvedHow can I tell if I have an I/O problem? I think my HDD and Optical drive are butting heads. Emachine T3104 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !