Question HP Notebook 15-BA079DX - caddy problem

Apr 15, 2021
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Good day. I have an HP Notebook 15-BA079DX. My issue is about a 2nd drive connectud thru Caddy in the optical DVD drive. It is not detected properly as it should be. Here are my laptop specs:

*OS - WINDOWS 10 HOME version 20H2 build 19042 64 BIT
*BIOS - F.37 - Latest BIOS as per HP website
*RAM - 16 GB DDR4
*SSD - KINGSTON A400 480 GB (connected thru the primary bay)
*HDD - TOSHIBA 1 TB ( connected thru caddy in the optical drive as DVD drive is disconnected)

-Laptop is good when SSD is connected thru the primary bay but the TOSHIBA HDD in the caddy has intermittent connection. If I opened the files from that drive or copied the files from it, it hangs and sometimes copies for just 5 seconds and then stopped
-Tried to swap the HDD in the primary bay but this time, the KINGSTON SSD is not detected in my computer even in the BIOS
-Since I am thinking that it might be a caddy problem, I purchased another caddy and now I have 5 different caddies in total all having problem. Since 5 caddies is impossible that none works, I tried to use another laptop to insert the caddy and Voila, they are working. I finally concluded that there is a problem with my unit and I even read an article in HP before that I have same problem with another user with same laptop model. Here is the link...


https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/HP-15-BA079DX-won-t-recognize-2nd-hard-drive-which-is-a-SATA/td-p/5955489



Hoping for a fix into this as this was over 4 years but haven't found any fix. Thanks
 
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Does anyone in here who have any ideas or possible solution for this issue? It just makes my computer unable to use the optical drive for a second drive. And probably the only thing I could do in this is to use a USB enclosure or thru a SATA to USB 3 cable connection connected to my drive which doesn't fit the purpose. As a CADDY should be the solution as it is fixed in the computer itself without any external connection. But it just seems impossible. Sighs...
 
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The original DVD drive is disconnected and another HDD in a caddy is inserted into that slot. I think it should work because the new drive in a caddy is showing SATA 6 Gbp/s from another laptop but unfortunately it is not working in my HP notebook.

The link below is from another user with same issue as mine for almost 5 years ago in this forum and I think it is also unresolved.

 

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The original DVD drive is disconnected and another HDD in a caddy is inserted into that slot. I think it should work because the new drive in a caddy is showing SATA 6 Gbp/s from another laptop but unfortunately it is not working in my HP notebook.

The link below is from another user with same issue as mine for almost 5 years ago in this forum and I think it is also unresolved.

Yes, not all drive docks work in all systems. Many times people try and they either need to buy a specific dock brand or it just does not work or is intermittent.
 
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