As some of you requested, I cameup with this small update on how to replace ODD with a HDD on Lenovo Z500.
The actual job is really easy as you will use a SATA HDD Caddy in order to perform the action. I have ordered mine from Amazon for 11.99 Euro including the transport
I will not enter into too many details on how to remove the ODD as in my previous post Lenovo Z500 SSD upgrade where I have removed the HDD, I already covered that part. I will only point the fact that what you need to remove the first 2 screws that hold in place the keyboard.
Remove the keyboard, in order to have access to the screw that holds the ODD.
Now you can safely remove the ODD and install the SATA HDD Caddy instead.
As you can see in the picture below it is really easy and well explained how you install the HDD into the caddy. Don’t forget to tighten the screw that holds the HDD.
Once you finished that, go to the BOOT Menu and make sure that the order of the booting devices has not changed. Save the settings and you’re done. You now have a second HDD on your Lenovo Z500.