I am looking to install a hard drive caddy into the optical drive hole of a future consumer-level laptop (not mac). After combing over many hard drive caddies online in search of compatability with laptop models that fit my requirements, I noticed that most "modern" hard drive caddies look the same. Obviously I need to get a laptop with a tray loading optical drive in order to install a hard drive caddy. Based on my logic, I believe that all tray load optical drives should be universally compatable, hence hard drive caddies should behave similarly. I don't believe that laptop makers are making their own proprietary tray load optical drives so universal compatability would make sense. I'm more of a desktop hardware guy so my logic stems from that "genre."
Can anybody confirm my theory, or do I have my head where the sun dont shine?
Main: i5-3570K, ASRock Z77 Pro4-M, Asus GTX660 TOP, 500GB Crucial BX100, 2 TB Samsung EcoGreen F4, 16GB 1600MHz G.Skill @1.25V, EVGA 550-G2, Silverstone PS07B
HTPC: A8-5600K, MSI FM2-A75IA-E53, 4TB Seagate SSHD, 8GB 1866MHz G.Skill, Crosley D-25 Case Mod