CD drive into an SSD with Caddy? Inspiron 5558.


RahatB

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Can I remove the CD Drive and install a caddy for an SSD instead? Is there and performance lost?

Where can I find a Caddy of sorts? had no luck online.

Any help would be appreciated, TIA.
 

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sure, people have been doing that for about 4-5 years now. check Nehru place, delhi for caddy. performance loss ? you will gain performance with ssd. for installation, look videos on YT.com
 
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sure, people have been doing that for about 4-5 years now. check Nehru place, delhi for caddy. performance loss ? you will gain performance with ssd. for installation, look videos on YT.com
Performance loss as to using the actual 2.5" slot I meant, gotcha on the installation.
 

RahatB

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no sir, none that i can think of.
So its my friends laptop, ill toss in a 250gb SSD into the main slot and use the caddy for an old 1000gb HDD I have. Should make it faster and ill be doubling the HDD storage too. Hopefully its worth it. Thanks again, man.
 
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I tried a fair few times to get it running but all it said was failed to initialize in the disk management page. Ill try again later some other day when I have time for a project :D