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Windows 7: Acer Aspire X1301 - adding SSD as additional hard drive but no room!

08 Aug 2014   #1
acerofspades

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Acer Aspire X1301 - adding SSD as additional hard drive but no room!

Hi there,

I have an Acer Aspire X1301 desktop pc which is running so slowly. I was advised that installing an SSD would speed it up and give it a new lease of life ...so I purchased one! Sadly however, upon opening the pc case, I realised that there was no spare space inside for me to be able to install the new SSD and retain the old hard drive for storage purposes :-(

However,I do have a 5.25" optical drive in there which is broken and hasn't been used for years (I have an external optical drive that I use when I need to).

So I guess my question is can I remove the internal optical drive and use that bay to house my new SSD? If so is there such a thing as an adapter that I can buy to be able to mount the drive into the large bay? Can I use the same cables or will the SSD require different connectors?

I would be very grateful of any advice - I haven't attempted anything like this before!
Thanks


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08 Aug 2014   #2
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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08 Aug 2014   #3
acerofspades

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anshad Edavana View Post

Thanks Anshad, that looks a bit like what I am looking for, although it doesn't need to be a dock, just a bracket of some kind (and hopefully a bit less expensive!)
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08 Aug 2014   #4
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi

I just found what exactly you are looking for : Akasa 5.25" to 3.5" Device / SSD / HDD Adapter (AK-HDA-05) - FrozenCPU.com

Hope this helps.
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09 Aug 2014   #5
acerofspades

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anshad Edavana View Post
Hi

I just found what exactly you are looking for : Akasa 5.25" to 3.5" Device / SSD / HDD Adapter (AK-HDA-05) - FrozenCPU.com

Hope this helps.

That's perfect - thank you very much!
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