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.(
|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 ?
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: