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Choosing the right cable

by itsdigger / May 1, 2017 12:12 PM PDT
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This comes with the right cable.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 1, 2017 12:16 PM PDT

I would not change it. PS. Almost any cable will do if you lost yours.

I prefer the replacement look like a Y USB power cable with USBs on one end (power and data) and the other fit this drive.

Post was last edited on May 1, 2017 12:34 PM PDT

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Thanks Bob
by itsdigger / May 1, 2017 12:34 PM PDT

This bonehead didn't see that
Remember me saying that I might put a SSD in my old 2007/8 Toshiba Oosmio laptop ?
Here's what I'm doing  .
Installing the SSD into the ODD slot and using the old HDD for other stuff.
Putting the ODD in an enclosure .
Am I missing anything ?

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Not really.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 1, 2017 12:40 PM PDT
In reply to: Thanks Bob

Be sure this is a great deal.

I added a second DVDRW to my collection (shouldn't have) but at 25 bucks, this was snagged. is 18 bucks with the drive and my fav cable where you get USB extra power.

I suggest you put the old laptop drive into a ziplock with a desiccant you find in the new drive box and put that into your laptop's packing box for folk to find later if they want to restore the machine to stock.

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This is why I "Always Ask Bob " lol
by itsdigger / May 1, 2017 12:49 PM PDT
In reply to: Not really.
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Steam cart empty.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 1, 2017 1:18 PM PDT

Your link is to the shopping cart and so I can't see what's in yours.

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I guess I have to go old school
by itsdigger / May 1, 2017 1:29 PM PDT
In reply to: Steam cart empty.

Sorry about that
SSD Here
HDD Caddy for SSD Here
External DVD/CD Here

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Be aware
by Bob__B / May 1, 2017 10:22 PM PDT

That caddy is a dvd reader not a dvd writer.

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That caddy is for the SSD to sit in
by itsdigger / May 2, 2017 3:52 AM PDT
In reply to: Be aware

so to be inserted into the ODD slot

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Not that caddy
by Bob__B / May 2, 2017 7:25 AM PDT

The ext caddy for a ODD.

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Hi Bob__B
by itsdigger / May 3, 2017 6:41 AM PDT
In reply to: Not that caddy

You had me confused for a bit .
I decided not to go that route and decided to purchase the ext. mentioned above ,but thanks for the heads up.

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Looks fine to me.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 2, 2017 7:53 AM PDT

For my y510p I lucked into a caddy made just for the y510p. But that's on the shelf as I need to work on it then unsure where it goes next.

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I installed the SSD today
by itsdigger / May 6, 2017 1:29 PM PDT
In reply to: Looks fine to me.

Old Betsy ( my 2007 Toshiba Qosmio ) really likes it !
It went from 2.39 minutes boot time to 45 seconds from a cold boot.
I know it would boot faster but when it first boots, it's looking for a
Realtek Gigabit Ethernet controller v 2.17 RTL 88111B/8111C and than loads Win 10 .

I've spent hours trying to fix this to no avail.
What came up using Google search is a failed HDD ,we know that's not true but i ran CHKDSK /F/R/X and nothing came up

I than disabled the Built In LAN in BIOS and booted up and the No Operating system found message appeared , I hit the Enter button and the comp booted up to Win 10 .
I went back into BIOS and Enabled Built In LAN and back to square one.

I have search the net for the aforementioned LAN drivers to no avail.
I guess I'll take the 45 second boot and be done with it .

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Boot order
by Bob__B / May 6, 2017 2:49 PM PDT

Got your boot order set proper?

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I saw that too
by itsdigger / May 6, 2017 3:20 PM PDT
In reply to: Boot order

Hi Bob !
I can't mess the boot order up as the only selection I have is the new SSD.

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