Any tricks for booting SSD in optical drive caddy?
I've got an old Dell laptop that still has a semi-decent i5 and discrete Radeon 6600 graphics, but the thing has a dog of an HDD in it. I want to upgrade to SSD, but the way the thing is designed requires complete disassembly in order to replace the hard drive.
I have an optical drive caddy and I'm trying to install Windows to the SSD in the optical drive caddy. It installs fine, but won't boot from it no matter what I do. I can't find that drive in the boot options list, although it appears in BIOS.
Every Google search result turns up people recommending installing Windows to the SSD with the HDD disconnected, but that puts me right back to square one with a complete tear down and rebuild of the laptop. I don't want to waste that kind of time on a machine that's four years old at this point.
Any tips? Or is what I want to do just not gonna happen?