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Lenovo T61 laptop

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I have a Lenovo T61 laptop and I wanted to purchase an additional hard drive in order to boot of from it instead of my works HD.  Someone from work mentioned that I could purchase some type of bay that would go into my CD/DVD drive that would fit a HD on there and I could boot of from that.  I need assistance in finding this "bay" or another suggestion as far as a boot...  meaning, could I boot of a portable USB HD?  If so, how?
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