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March 21st, 2024 21:11

Swapping the optical drive for a hard drive?

Greetings, can I swap out the included optical drive with a hard drive?  If I unplug the ODD0 and using the same connectors to connect a sata drive, the drive isn't seen.  Any thoughts? Thanks. Tim

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March 22nd, 2024 16:46

Update: As always, it was simple: check the connections!  (one was loose). Thanks again all.

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March 21st, 2024 23:33

In addition to the directions given by @yasir ali did you initialize the drive in Disk Management as shown in this web page at Wikihow? Until you initialize the drive it will not be visible or accessible.

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March 22nd, 2024 00:34

Thanks Yasir, my problem is with step 11. It's not being recognized. I did go into the UEFI settings and ODD0 is checked as "enabled."

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March 22nd, 2024 01:55

@JOcean​ Yeah, thanks. The OS isn't seeing it because BIOS doesn't see it. 

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