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Supersize your Notebook Storage!
« on: July 07, 2017, 04:38:12 PM »

Data storage has exponentially increased due to digital content such as Music, Videos, Photos and Workflow files and Optical Media has been around for around 30 years; Slowly the optical drive is moving into obsolescence due to proliferation of Flash Memory like SD Cards and Flash Drives and other magnetic storages such as external hard drives. Computer makers have recognized this trend; the optical drive is being left out of some modern computers such as low-profile Ultrabooks. This trend represents a small percentage of the notebook market however; the majority of notebooks sold still include an optical drive (usually a DVD burner).

Checklist:

  • Verify the Optical Disk Drive if it is SATA or PATA.
  • Optical Disk Drive height clearance (9.5MM or 12.7MM)
  • Correct Caddy Mount for the laptop
  • 2.5" SSD or 2.5" HDD to be used
  • Philips Screwdrivers
  • Laptop



DISCLAIMER:


- This DIY is meant to be a guide only; the steps are ambiguous to apply to the largest number of notebooks.
  In other words, the steps listed here are not step-by-step for any notebook in particular.

- Follow this DIY at your own risk; We take zero responsibility for any damage caused.


- Warranty will be voided if you do this on your own if your laptop is in warranty.

- For those wanted to do this modification better check with your Local IT Store for Assistance.




Installation Process:

Preparing the Optical Disk Drive Caddy for installation  and also Introducing this wonderful device for USD 12.00 roughly Php. 600.00










Prepare the laptop carefully we strongly suggest to have a static wrap in order prevent static electricity during the process.




Extract the Optical Drive Screw Mount




Prepare the Hard Drive Caddy for Installation






We successfully transferred the screw mounts and the Hard Drive




Now install the Optical Disk Drive Plastic Bezel to the Hard Drive Caddy



As we reinstalled the caddy back to the laptop. Verified the installation process using the BIOS, Disk Manager and Device Manager










The Laptop used here is the GE62-2QE an old laptop since this has no warranty to begin with.
« Last Edit: July 08, 2017, 11:42:19 AM by MSI Notebook Administrator »
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kenryanlee

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Re: Supersize your Notebook Storage!
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2017, 05:33:18 PM »

Galing naman nito! Makakapagdagdag na ako ng storage sa aking laptop!
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Re: Supersize your Notebook Storage!
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2017, 02:41:59 PM »

Uy ayos ito ah!!! At least ngayon makakapag dagdag na ko sa laptop ko. Thanks for the info MSI! :)
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Re: Supersize your Notebook Storage!
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2017, 09:12:13 AM »

Nice! Sana pwede gawin to kahit sa mga lumang notebook.
Baka siguro kelangan ko na talaga bumili ng bagong laptop.
Pero for sure MSI parin ang bibilhin ko. 8)
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Re: Supersize your Notebook Storage!
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2017, 08:07:00 AM »

8) 8)
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