ASUS ROG GL551JW optical drive to ssd

Hello,

I have recently bought a ASUS ROG GL551JW-DS71, which comes with 1 hdd bay.
I want to teplace the optical drive's bay with an ssd, but I don't really know how to do this. I know that I need some sort of adaptor, but I can't find any online for this machine.

Can anybody help?
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  1. Gerald Sula said:
    Hello,

    I have recently bought a ASUS ROG GL551JW-DS71, which comes with 1 hdd bay.
    I want to teplace the optical drive's bay with an ssd, but I don't really know how to do this. I know that I need some sort of adaptor, but I can't find any online for this machine.

    Can anybody help?


    Well - technically you'll probably be voiding you're warranty if you do so. I haven't ever had to work on an ASUS Laptop but working on laptops can be very difficult. I personally would recommend that you bring it to a shop if you still insist on doing this. With such a nice laptop I would take some precautions such as taking pictures if you don't know anyone at the shop. If you do take it to a shop make sure you understand the 'agreement'/'etc' when they're doing this work; IE: If some how they kill your laptop will they replace it, etc. It's totally possible that you can replace it yourself but you possibly could end up killing it yourself.
  2. WaltzWorker said:
    Gerald Sula said:
    Hello,

    I have recently bought a ASUS ROG GL551JW-DS71, which comes with 1 hdd bay.
    I want to teplace the optical drive's bay with an ssd, but I don't really know how to do this. I know that I need some sort of adaptor, but I can't find any online for this machine.

    Can anybody help?


    Well - technically you'll probably be voiding you're warranty if you do so. I haven't ever had to work on an ASUS Laptop but working on laptops can be very difficult. I personally would recommend that you bring it to a shop if you still insist on doing this. With such a nice laptop I would take some precautions such as taking pictures if you don't know anyone at the shop. If you do take it to a shop make sure you understand the 'agreement'/'etc' when they're doing this work; IE: If some how they kill your laptop will they replace it, etc. It's totally possible that you can replace it yourself but you possibly could end up killing it yourself.


    Thanks for the advice. Will keep that in mind
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