Part No. # D273R
Manufacturer : Dell
Hard drive tray
Given this era of digital downloads, you'd want to get the best out of your CD/DVD drive slot. Typically, laptops come with a 12.7mm optical bay, and this serves as an interface where you can add additional storage to your PC. While you can choose from a wide range of products to meet your set up needs on allhdd.com, we shall also be showing you how to complete the process. We have a collection of components including, Poweredge, Proliant, SATA, Bracket, and Disk Bracket for your hard disk drive caddy and SATA Bay Adapter Converter Bracket Mounting Kit needs.
The SLED Hard Drive
In the RAID, advanced systems replace a single disk with a collection of smaller or more flexible disks or storage drives. The direct opposite of the redundant array of independent disks (RAID) is SLED—short for a single large expensive disk. Unlike RAID, the SLED hard drive system is based on a single large drive instead of an array of smaller drives.
The SATA optical bay hard drive caddy enables you to install a second SATA hard drive or solid-state drive in place of the CD/DVD drive; thus, you have more storage space for your PC.
Typically, earlier laptops come with a DVD drive. However, DVD drives have fast faded from notebooks in the past few years as we don't use them as much as we used to.
Suppose you are one of those wanting to abandon the internal optical drive and install a second hard disk drive (HDD); in that case, you'll need a hard drive caddy. With the hard drive tray, you can successfully replace the optical disk drive (DVD) with a 2.5-inch SSD (solid-state drive) or HDD.
What Is Hard Drive Caddy?
HDD Caddy is a dedicated casing built from aluminum for the SSD or hard drive. The casing flaunts a plastic frame for mounting a single 2.5-inch hard drive or SSD. On the other hand, the frame has an adapter that connects the hard drive or SSD with the notebook computer's connector. HDD Caddy is designed to have the same dimensions as the PC's DVD drive, enabling it to sit comfortably in the bay.
The DVD drive has to make way for the hard drive tray. This shouldn't be a problem as there are many alternatives to watching movies on a disc today. What's more interesting is that you wouldn't notice the difference between a laptop with an HDD Caddy and a DVD drive.
How to Install the Hard Drive Caddy
Follow these simple steps to install the caddy.
- Order the drive caddy from allhdd.com
- Choose which drive best suits your needs: HDD or SSD?
- Remove the DVD drive
- Insert the hard drive in the tray
- Place the caddy in the bay.
Voila! You have successfully installed the hard drive on your laptop.
You can buy a bracket mounting kit, a 2.5" SSD-SATA Hard Drive-Desktop 3.5" SATA Bay Adapter Converter for this same purpose for desktop computers. Buy on allhdd.com for unbeatable performance and reward for your investment.