View Full Version : Installing Second Harddrive on G53SW, Screws?

10-26-2011, 08:17 PM
I recently ordered a Crucial M4 128gb and plan to install it as my main OS drive.

I found a harddrive caddy on eBay, however it came with no screws. I was reading in the "Caddy's in stock now" thread, and someone pointed to the G73 Caddy description page to get the screws needed:

Note: Screws not included. Requires (4) M3x3 screws & (2) M2.5x5 screws.

Will these work on the G53SW as well? One person said the chassis screws were different for the G73 and G53, does anyone know for sure?


10-26-2011, 11:44 PM
To match the screw sizes, you can just look at the screws used in drive bay 1.

But here's a work around, if you have a hard time scrounging up screws. Take two from the caddy-to-drive connection and two from the caddy-to-chassis connection in drive 1. Two screws at opposite corners is plenty adequate to keep the drives attached to their caddies, and two screws will keep the caddy perfectly secure in the drive bay. Even if you want to order more screws, this will let you get your new SSD installed in the meantime.