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Dell Studio 1749 : replace existing hard drive with smaller Crucial BX300 2.5 inch SSD en use old harddrive as 2nd HD

I have Dell studio 1749  with 500 GB disk drive with C and E partition, running win10.

I want to replace C-partition by ssd to have faster boot times and use old harddisk as 2nd disk in laptop.

I have bought crucial BX300 2.5 inch SSD drive and SATA-to_USB cable.(

Part description Price Qty total
CT10219635 CT120BX300SSD1.PK01 UPGRADE FOR A DELL STUDIO 1749 SYSTEM

Problem 1 : When connecting ssd drive via usb cable on laptop, for copy of date,  it does not come up, is not recognised by system, allthough blue led shines on adaptercable.

Question : is it hardware wise possible to add 2nd disk ?

On picture :  current disk indicated with red cross, i want to place in free slot (arrow).

I wonder if the interface (with pins vertical, see red circle) is ok to connect existing hard drive ?

And will I be able to connect ssd drive in existing slot ?

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RE: Dell Studio 1749 : replace existing hard drive with smaller Crucial BX300 2.5 inch SSD en use old harddrive as 2nd HD

You'll need the bracket and connector for the second drive -- note that the connector for the second drive is usually NOT the same as the one for the primary drive.  

This is what you need:

www.amazon.com/.../B009OLIO4K

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