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I am having a horrible time trying to locate the correct hard drive caddy for the Optiplex 980 Desktop model. I have searched until I'm so confused it's not funny. The machine I have was originally configured with 2 2.5" drives and those were removed along with the caddy. I would love to have the caddy for just a 3.5" hard drive. I have no intentions of installing 2 drives back in this machine. Can anyone help me with correct part numbers?

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Jonathan

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Re: Optiplex 980 desktop hard drive caddy

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Optiplex 960 980 DT

Desktop Hard Drive HDD Caddy Tray

J819K F763D

Its a strange drop in that slides and locks into place.

https://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Dell-Drive-Optiplex-Desktop/dp/B003B3DODS

 

https://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/optix/en/optiplex-980-tech-guide.pdf

Intel® Active Management Technology v6.0 Administrator's Guide PDF

Dell OptiPlex 980 Service Manual--Mini-Tower PDF

Dell OptiPlex 980 Desktop Service Manual--Desktop PDF

Dell Optiplex 980 Service Manual--Small Form Factor PDF

OptiPlex 980 Setup and Features Information PDF

 


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Re: Optiplex 980 desktop hard drive caddy

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Optiplex 960 980 DT

Desktop Hard Drive HDD Caddy Tray

J819K F763D

Its a strange drop in that slides and locks into place.

https://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Dell-Drive-Optiplex-Desktop/dp/B003B3DODS

 

https://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/optix/en/optiplex-980-tech-guide.pdf

Intel® Active Management Technology v6.0 Administrator's Guide PDF

Dell OptiPlex 980 Service Manual--Mini-Tower PDF

Dell OptiPlex 980 Desktop Service Manual--Desktop PDF

Dell Optiplex 980 Service Manual--Small Form Factor PDF

OptiPlex 980 Setup and Features Information PDF

 


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Re: Optiplex 980 desktop hard drive caddy

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Yes definitely very strange. Thanks for your help!

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You squeeze the tabs with hooks after dropping in from the top to lock into place.

The drive is held in by prying the 4 other tabs apart to snap the drive in.

Although the R494D can also snap into there to hold 2 X  2.5 inch drives.

The R494D is INSIDE the 3.5 caddy in the video below.

To get it back out you have to remove data and power cable then squeeze in and slide back then lift out from the top.  Optical drive must come out before you can reach it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=6NBaAvoUt0A

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