perfect fit – Designer's Universal 2.5" SATA to SATA HDD Caddy for 12.7mm Optical Drive Reviews
posted by majikstone on 11/02/2012
Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:less than 1 day
If anything matters when dealing with a 2nd HDD caddy, it's how it fits inside your laptop. Used it on an Asus M50Vn 4-year old laptop, fitted perfectly. I was able to mount the outer panel of my old DVD-ROM on the caddy, so now the laptop looks exactly like it did before. At least until you press the "eject" button and nothing happens.
The HDD also fitted without problems in the internal bay.
No real cons, but some mentions to be made.
- in order to be able to securely mount the caddy in my laptop, i had to unscrew a little adapter plate that was screwed onto my old DVD-ROM and re-screw it onto the caddy
- there are only two holes (more than enough, though) for the screws that hold the HDD onto the caddy; if you really are paranoid and feel the need to use all the 4 screws, you can cut those two extra holes easily with a small drill
- the screws for securing the HDD are a little thick and tend to hang onto the plastic case when mounting/unmounting the caddy
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