Introduction: 2.5' Laptop HDD Rack Form Optical Drive
Want to buy an ssd drive or another disk drive for your laptop computer and still want to keep your old hdd disk in it?
Your laptop has an optical drive that you use very rare or is broken?
Simple: just follow these steps and you can add an extra hdd to your laptop replacing your optical drive!
Step 1: Find a Broken Sata Optical Drive
Get your hands on an a sata optical drive you no longer need or is broken. If you do not have something like this at your home, you can try your local computer components store and ask them to give you a broken laptop optical drive. be sure to ask them to be Sata (slim-sata).
Be sure to remove everything from it and leave it just with the sata socket.
Step 2: The Soldering Part
Get your hands on some sata data and power cables and cut them to fit into the optical drive.
Then, using a soldering iron solder the wires to the socket. Be sure to consult the pinout of the slim sata socket and make sure you solder the wires correctly.
Optional, if you have a plastic glue-gun you could use that to make the whole thing more secure.
Step 3: Finish
You now have your hdd drive in an optical drive.