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Add a second Hard Drive or SSD to your laptop using the laptop's CD / DVD optical drive bay !

This is a great solution for those that want to add a 2nd notebook hard drive or a fast 2.5" SSD. Add it as a second drive in the laptop in lieu of the optical drive using our OptiBayHD™ caddys

There are just a few notebook models out there that are prepared for a second hard drive by the manufacturer, but using our OptiBayHD caddys, almost any notebook, laptop and even Macbooks will accept a second HD or SDD instead of the optical CD, DVD or Bluray drive. The optical drive is easy to remove. Most often there is just a single screw at the bottom of your notebook that needs to be removed to slide out the CD, DVD or Bluray drive. Than slide in the OptiBayHD caddy with your choice of high capacity HD or a fast SSD and use this new drive together with your first harddrive installed. NEW: Use our OptiBayHD Universal Caddys for an easy selection.

Easy Installation in less than 5 minutes:
Installation in 5 Minuten erledigt: Schraube oder Riegel am Boden des Notebooks lösen, optisches Laufwerk heruasziehen, OptiBayHD mit zweiter Festplatte oder SSD einschieben: Fertig!

Insert a 2.5" Hard Drive or a fast SSD into the OptiBayHD™ caddy Remove the CD, DVD or Bluray drive
(most often fixed with a single screw at the bottom of the notebook)
Insert the OptiBayHD™ Caddy with the second HDD or SSD
Done!

CD, DVD oder Blu-ray raus. OptiBayHD Kit mit optionaler Festplatte oder SSD rein. - So einfach geht das!
Standard Laptop CD, DVD or Bluray drive / burner removed Optical Bay Hard Drive Caddy (OptiBayHD™ Kit) with HD oder SSD

A second hard drive or a super fast SSD offers the capacity and speed you need, but makes even more sense if you separate the operating system from valuable data or if you use parts of the second HD as a backup drive for frequent security backups. You can use several OptiBayHD caddys for your coworkers or different projects or separate private and business data using the same notebook. OptiBayHD caddys can be used outside of your notebook as well using a special USB or eSATA cable that connects to the OptiBayHD external connector and a USB port or eSATA port of your notebook or PC. This way you could use even more drives with your notebook at the same time or connect the removed optical CD, DVD or BD drive to your notebook the same way.

OptiBayHD™ caddy installation instead of the DVD drive. Example video using a HP Notebook




The OptiBayHD™ caddys fits almost any Notebook with a CD, DVD or Bluray drive.

How to choose the right OptiBayHD™ caddy:
1. Remove Optical drive 2. Check the drive connector 3. Check height
OptiBayHD™ with
optional
Hard Drive / SSD
Check the max. height for the HDD or SSD
(internal)
Choose internal Connector for the HDD or SSD
(best = SATA)
External connector needs to
be identical to the one from
the removed CD/DVD drive
OptiBayHD height needs to be the same as the height from the optical CD/DVD drive removed
OptiBayHD Caddy
Order Number
  Choose internal OptiBayHD
connector for HDD or SSD (Best = SATA. IDE / PATA for older HDD only)
  Compare external OptiBayHD connector with the connector from the optical CD/DVD drive (SATA or
IDE / PATA)
  Use black front bezel, none (for Slot-In version) or original bezel from optical drive   Height of the OptiBayHD caddy must be the same as the height from the removed optical drive
  Max. height for the internal HDD or SDD that fits the OptiBayHD Caddy

OptiBayHD Caddy with SATA connector internal and external:

OBHD-SATA12-SATA-BU
Universal caddy replaces OBHD-SATA12-SATA-B and
OBHD-SATA12-SATA-NF
for SATA HDD or SSD internal
SATA Anschluss für interne Festplatte oder SSD
OptiBayHD Caddy
with SATA external
SATA Anschluss am OptiBayHD Kit = gleicher Anschluss wie am ausgebauten CD, DVD oder Blu-ray Laufwerk
Black, none,or original bezel*
Blende schwarz oder passend für Originalblende
12,7mm high OptiBayHD Caddy for up to 12,5mm high SATA HD/SSD
Order your hard drive caddy here

OBHD9-SATA-SATA-BU9
Universal caddy replaces OBHD9-SATA-SATA-B and
OBHD9-SATA-SATA-NF
for SATA HDD or SSD internal
SATA Anschluss für interne Festplatte oder SSD
OptiBayHD Caddy
with SATA external
SATA Anschluss am OptiBayHD Kit = gleicher Anschluss wie am ausgebauten CD, DVD oder Blu-ray Laufwerk
Black, none,or original bezel*
Blende schwarz oder passend für Originalblende
9,5mm high OptiBayHD Caddy for up to 9,5mm high SATA HD/SSD
Order your hard drive caddy here



OptiBayHD
Caddys with external IDE / PATA connector and SATA for the HDD or SSD internal:

OBHD-SATA12-BU
Universal caddy replaces OBHD-SATA-B and
OBHD-SATA12-NF
for SATA HDD or SSD internal
SATA Anschluss für interne Festplatte oder SSD. Auch wenn der externe Anschluss IDE / PATA hat, kann intern mit diesem OptiBayHD Kit eine SATA HD oder SSD verwendet werden!
OptiBayHD Caddy
IDE / PATA external
IDE / PATA Anschluss am OptiBayHD Kit = gleicher Anschluss wie am ausgebauten CD, DVD oder Blu-ray Laufwerk
Black, none, or original bezel*
Blende schwarz oder passend für Originalblende
12,7mm high OptiBayHD Caddy for up to 12,5mm high SATA HD/SSD
Order your hard drive caddy here

OBHD9-SATA-BU9
Universal caddy replaces OBHD9-SATA-BU and
OBHD9-SATA-NF
for SATA HDD or SSD internal
SATA Anschluss für interne Festplatte oder SSD. Auch wenn der externe Anschluss IDE / PATA hat, kann intern mit diesem OptiBayHD Kit eine SATA HD oder SSD verwendet werden!
OptiBayHD Caddy IDE / PATA external
IDE / PATA Anschluss am OptiBayHD Kit = gleicher Anschluss wie am ausgebauten CD, DVD oder Blu-ray Laufwerk
Black, none, or original bezel*
Blende schwarz
9,5mm high OptiBayHD Caddy for up to 9,5mm high SATA HD/SSD
Order your hard drive caddy here



OptiBayHD
Caddys with IDE / PATA connectors external and internal:
(Note: Thes IDE / PATA OptiBayHD Caddys below makes sense only if you got an old IDE Hard Drive to install as the second drive. Otherwise it will be better to choose the upper OptiBayHD Caddys external IDE / PATA connector and internal SATA connector for modern, high capacity 2.5" SATA hard drives or SSDs )
OBHD-PATA-B for IDE/PATA HDD internal
IDE / PATA Anschluss für interne IDE Festplatte
OptiBayHD Kit mit
IDE / PATA extern
IDE / PATA Anschluss am OptiBayHD Kit = gleicher Anschluss wie am ausgebauten CD, DVD oder Blu-ray Laufwerk
Black
bezel only
Blende schwarz
12,7mm high OptiBayHD Caddy for up to 9,5mm high IDE/PATA HDD
Order your hard drive caddy here

OBHD9-PATA-B for IDE/PATA HDD internal
IDE / PATA Anschluss für interne Festplatte oder SSD
OptiBayHD Kit mit
IDE / PATA extern
IDE / PATA Anschluss am OptiBayHD Kit = gleicher Anschluss wie am ausgebauten CD, DVD oder Blu-ray Laufwerk
Black
bezel only
Blende schwarz
9,5mm high OptiBayHD Caddy for up to 9,5mm high IDE/PATA HDD
Order your hard drive caddy here

* Note regarding the Universal Caddys and front bezels:
The OptiBayHD™ Universal Caddys offers several options regarding the fron bezel. A black standard front bezel is included, but can be changed against the original front bezel from the optivcal drive that has been removed from the notebook. The Universal Caddys can be used without any front bezel as well for notebooks that used Slot-In CD /DVD drives. The original bezels can be removed easily from the optical drives. This is why the universal Caddys relaces the OptiBayHD caddys with black bezels or no front bezels (order numbers with -B or -NF at the end) as long as the height and connectors are the same.


Optional SATA to USB or eSATA adapter cables for external use
The SATA to USB or eSATA adapter cable is the easiest way to use the removed optical CD, DVD or Bluray drive or another OptiBayHD caddy on any USB or eSATA port from notebooks or PCs. The optical drive or the OptBayHD caddy can be used external in addition to the notebooks or PCs internal drives. This helps to copy large files fast or to use CD, DVD or Bluray media together with your notebook even if you removed the optical drive from your notebook.

SATA auf USB Adapterkabel zum externen Anschluss der ausgebauten, optischen Laufwerke über USBAnschluss des SATA auf USB Adapterkabel am ausgebauten, optischen Laufwerk

SATA Connector cable for the
optical drive or OptiBayHD™ Caddy (Slim-SATA)
USB Connector
to the Notebook
(available with eSATA or
eSATA / USB Combo Connector as well)
Internal, optical CD, DVD
or Blu-ray drive, or OptiBayHD Caddy external connected using the special SATA Connector cable


Examples with several Notebooks + MacBook
We added a list with some popular notebook models and the OptiBayHD caddy order numbers that fits the noteboks optical drive bay. There are some special notebook drive caddys available as well for some notebooks, that offers a second drive bay for another HDD or SDD. Please understand that we cannot check out all notebooks so if your model is not listed, remove your optical drive first and use the table above to choose the right OptiBayHD caddy comparing the external connector and checking the height of the optical drive removed.


More Info
Prices and ordering informations for SATA to USB adapter cables


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