Anyone use the hard drive tray with their R1F yet?

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  1. alphaswift

    alphaswift Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Any issues? What HD did you put inside?

    I was thinking about putting a drive in while I wait for my optical replacement.
     
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    Normally modular bay attachments are complete devices.
    I.E. If you purchase a Hard Drive Modular Bay, you have to purchase the unit complete with a specific ordered drive.

    I've not seen a Modular Bay without a pre-configured drive.
    If you have, please add further advice/links :)
     
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    lol p8rson, i too was surprised when i found a modular bay with a sata converter on the end. Will take pics once i get mine back (if someone hasnt already done so by then) ...

    Cheers,
    Will
     
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    The R1F comes with an empty HD tray for the modular slot. It's also mentioned in the reviews on this site. I thought it was VERY nice of ASUS to include this.

    I'm just looking for some experiences from owners that may have dropped a HD into it.
     
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    That's great to hear... and as you say very good of ASUS to include this option.

    Must say I missed seeing this in any reviews:)
     
  6. PROPortable

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    Put in any 2.5" SATA drive and it'll work... you can format it within windows... it's not a big deal.. this is used on a lot of other notebook models Asus has..... it's sort of a common thing now.
     
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    Full marks to ASUS on that score.... I wish other makers would follow suite.
     
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    is it the standard laptop ide connector, cause i think i have a 2.5" sata drive with but it has the same 40 pin (whatever) connector as the 2.5" standard drives.

    I know that 3.5" sata's have different connectors to the standard 40 pin ribbon cable connectors.

    So just confirming that the 2.5"s share the same connectors, would be f'kin sweet. But if not i can still use that drive externally via usb, especially since hte r1f has 3 ports & a bluetooth mouse.... Now i dun even know what i need the usb ports for anymore!!

    Jobbo
     
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    For those of us (okay, me) who are novices, could someone please post how to install a hard drive into the modular bay?

    I have a North America-spec R1F that I purchased from Milestone PC. It came with a tray that I originally thought was just a weight-saver but I see screws so I'm assuming this may allow me to plug in an extra hard drive.

    Thanks!
     
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