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cikez
08-20-2013, 09:57 PM
Hello all,

I have done a lot of searching around trying to find a 2nd HDD caddy for my Asus G55 after swapping out the main HDD with an SSD.

I ended up buying http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0056EW4A4/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and it did NOT work. Once I got everything together it would not line up with the SATA connection on the motherboard.

Does anyone have any suggestions of ones they have used and know for a fact it works?

Thanks in advance.

Clintlgm
08-20-2013, 11:12 PM
Did you try the Asus Store? I know they have them for the G75 might be the same one for the G55?

cikez
08-21-2013, 03:16 AM
I didnt think the Asus store carried HDD caddys? Sorry maybe I wasnt specific enough. By HDD caddy I mean a caddy that will replace the DVD optical drive with a HDD caddy.

Thanks.

Clintlgm
08-21-2013, 06:08 PM
Check out this thread (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?29663-G55VW-changing-optical-drive-for-HDD-need-little-help.&highlight=Hard+drive+Caddy)

I searched the forum for "2nd hard drive G55" there are quite a few threads you might search through @Rewben and @GGBanks threads, several others have made this upgrade

cikez
08-21-2013, 06:30 PM
That caddy look like it will work but I am in the US and id rather not order from a .CZ website. I guess I will try to look through the threads again and find something. Thanks.

Clintlgm
08-21-2013, 06:36 PM
Yes I believe they have been getting them from EBay and Amazon I don't know which ones are correct thus tried to lead you to some of the threads of the others that have completed this upgrade.

cikez
08-21-2013, 06:45 PM
I just browsed through some of the threads and I dont really see alot regarding the G55 optical drive swap to a 2nd hard drive. Ideally I would love to put my 2nd HDD into the optical drive slot then use my DVD drive externally via USB.

Clintlgm
08-21-2013, 07:18 PM
Yes several have accomplished this, some others have put in a msata SSD also, not sure but I think the caddy's are the same for G55 and G75 after all its just a DVD slot most likely a dealer selling the caddy would know which one fits the Asus models

cosmicmango
08-21-2013, 09:52 PM
Hello all,

I have done a lot of searching around trying to find a 2nd HDD caddy for my Asus G55 after swapping out the main HDD with an SSD.

I ended up buying http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0056EW4A4/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and it did NOT work. Once I got everything together it would not line up with the SATA connection on the motherboard.

Does anyone have any suggestions of ones they have used and know for a fact it works?

Thanks in advance.

The caddy you referenced from Amazon is a replacement for the Optical Drive bay. Have a look at Asus Estore.

http://us.estore.asus.com/index.php?l=search_list&s[search]=caddy&s[title]=Y&s[short_desc]=Y&s[full_desc]=Y&s[sku]=Y&s[match]=all&s[cid]=0

Clintlgm
08-21-2013, 10:21 PM
Here is a link to one on E-Bay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/2nd-Hard-Drive-HDD-SSD-Caddy-Adapter-ASUS-G55-G55vw-G55vw-ds71-G55-Series-/221128224800)

cikez
08-21-2013, 11:10 PM
Here is a link to one on E-Bay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/2nd-Hard-Drive-HDD-SSD-Caddy-Adapter-ASUS-G55-G55vw-G55vw-ds71-G55-Series-/221128224800)

I wonder if that one would work better then the one I bought off Amazon. I just could not get the SATA connections to line up after switching the HDD and front bezel over. I might purchased this one and give it a shot. Thanks.

SHADO
08-21-2013, 11:58 PM
The caddy you referenced from Amazon is a replacement for the Optical Drive bay.

That's because that is what he is looking for. His original post must not have been clear enough. :)

cikez
08-21-2013, 11:59 PM
That's because that is what he is looking for. His original post must not have been clear enough. :)

You are correct sir :)

Clintlgm
08-22-2013, 02:21 AM
Well he is advertising it for the G55, I think you got a pretty good chance of it working. And you can send the one from Amazon back I think you have 30 days with them to return stuff.