Adding a 2nd hard drive or solid state drive to a laptop by replacing the DVD or Blu-ray drive

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Michael Cooper

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Shared August 5, 2016

In this video I show how to install a 2nd hard drive or solid state drive into a laptop using a caddy which replaces the DVD or Blu-ray drive.

I also show how to move the Desktop, Downloads, Pictures, etc. folders to the higher capacity 2nd drive.

Finally I show how to delete the Windows folder on the 2nd hard drive using a program called Unlocker.

This is an adapter that allows you to replace the DVD or Blu-ray drive in your laptop with a 2.5" hard drive or solid state drive.
There are two thicknesses for this adapter. 9.5mm or 12.77mm. Be sure to check which thickness drive your laptop currently has. You can do this be removing the current drive and either looking up its model number on Google.com to find the thickness or you can use a ruler to messure it.
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