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SANOXY SATA 2nd HDD caddy for 12.7mm Universal CD-DVD-ROM by Review Summary ,  Oct 7, 2015

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SANOXY SATA 2nd HDD caddy for 12.7mm Universal CD/DVD-ROM
Report Date: 10/10/2015
Based on 494 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.2
Returned or considering to return: 2.4%

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Individual Feature Rating
Installation4.5   average
Price4.4   average
Quality4.3   below average
Speed4.2   below average
Bracket3.8   average
Screw2.9   below average


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Bracket

Bracket:
"The only complaint that I have is that the screw holes on the back (where a mounting bracket might attach) are not the correct size compared to two of my dvd drives."
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"My only problem is that the original laptop's mounting bracket will not connect to it because the threads for the mounting screws are too deep below the plastic."
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"This is an awesome product...Allowed me to install an SSD drive for my system and then a regular drive for all my data...Super simple...Drop the drive in the caddy, remove one screw and pull the optical drive out...Only thing that was any kind of hassle was having to transfer the locking tab bracket from the optical drive to the caddy."
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"Would have been nice if they included some mounting bracket screws -- there are plenty of holes on the drive for the appropriate mounts, they're just too deep because the plastic around the caddy has no threads."
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"Actually, if you're fit is as snug as mine was, you may be able to forego the bracket entirely, as long as you're careful not to accidentally pull it out when you're handling the laptop."
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"The outer bezel piece can be easily transferred as can the mounting bracket that is used to screw the drive in."
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"Does not fit my DV6 with the proper bracket to secure the bay, as well as does not support the cover to the optical bay."
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"That bracket requires two screws to connect to the drive, and though it seems that the brackets measurements are universal (i checked an HP and a Dell), a compatible L bracket is not included in the package."
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Installation

Installation:
"It fits and works as a replacement for DVD drive however it is missing some screws parts for a correct installation."
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"The product works fine, but installation was a challenge."
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"easy installation and perfect fitwill update the review if I have problems over time its just my first week with it and so far everything is good."
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"Easy installation without any issues."
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"Great product, easy installation."
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"Installation was super easy and it even has a bunch of holes that seem set up to fit any face plate."
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"I've been using it for over six months now, and it's given me no problems beyond initial installation."
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"The installation was simple easy and fast."
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Price

Price:
"The build quality is fairly cheap and flimsy on this caddy."
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"the product itself seems to be fine, though a bit hard to connect the drive in the caddy, wrong type of connector to the laptop so wasn't able to use it and too cheap to return it."
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"The product doesn't feel very high-quality and it doesn't fit perfectly with my laptop, which are expected considering the price."
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"This is the best upgrade for any laptop, I was worried cause of the price but it works very well."
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"Good for the price."
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"Can't argue with the price either.... great product and great price! "
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"Cheap, easily installed, nice fit and functions flawlessly."
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"Needed a third HDD slot and have been looking for one of these and this one is perfect; cheap price but doesn't feel cheap (is surprisingly sturdy actually), even has activity LEDs."
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Quality

Quality:
"The build quality is fairly cheap and flimsy on this caddy."
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"So once it's installed, the quality issue doesn't really become a problem."
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"It fits great with my laptop and is made with high quality parts to match my laptop."
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"It has a good build quality and even ships with a little screwdriver and screws to install your HDD with."
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"Looks good in quality includes screwdriver and a couple of screws."
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"Good quality and easy install."
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"Otherwise, the construction is solid and the quality is good."
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Screw

Screw:
"One thing to note - the screw holes for brackets are deeper than most cd drives, so short screws won't thread into it easily."
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"Unfortunately you can only screw two of them down (same side), because the other two holes don't match up."
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"The only complaint that I have is that the screw holes on the back (where a mounting bracket might attach) are not the correct size compared to two of my dvd drives."
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"The screws didn't fit perfectly so I had to scavenge from other parts."
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"It works well but in my case the screws would not fit well to secure it to the computer."
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"One problem is that the anchor threading for the anchor screws was too deep into the frame."
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"One thing you will appreciate is that this also comes extra long screws just in case the hard drive you buy does not have screws long enough to mount it."
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"It would have been great if it had came with compatible screws."
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"Would be nice if a screw was holding it securely inplace, but so far no problems."
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"I was able to just force some computer case screws into the hole ... used a drill to make the bracket a bit wider."
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"Would have been nice if they included some mounting bracket screws -- there are plenty of holes on the drive for the appropriate mounts, they're just too deep because the plastic around the caddy has no threads."
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Speed

Speed:
"I can honestly say I was seriously impressed at the performance of this caddy, which I originally thought would not do well at all, due to a similar, cheaper product I had purchased that performed poorly."
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"This slows down a bit the hdd speed."
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"Speeds are horrible would have been better off just buying an external drive case and accessing information that way."
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"It is also running the SATA II HDD at SATA II speeds, so not sure why others report having problems."
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"It said it was good for SSD's in the description, but at Sata 1 speeds it really is not good for SSD's."
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"It was was properly detected by the system and sustained very good copy speeds (considering the limit of a 5400rpm drive)."
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"Nice and fast shipping"
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"Fits perfectly and my SSD goes full speed at 520mbps! "
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"Works great and fast, fits perfectly."
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"Good product, Fast Shipping"
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