Two form factors, one model. Maybe I’ll take a picture and post it just ot blow your minds! So if I take out the floppy dirve and put the 2nd HD there am I using the connectors that the floppy drive is using now? Intel didn’t sell one of those boards or chipsets without 4 SATA ports. But I don’t see spare cable just lying there. TechSpot Account Sign up for free , it takes 30 seconds. In reading this, I didn’t quite believe it, but:
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Then there should be at least another SATA for a second hard drive, it would seem.
It can if you remove the floppy drive and mount the hard drive in that spot. I assume I need to go out and get an IDE hardrive? Your name or email address: They last time I added a second drive was IDE I believe and the ribbon cable has just lying there awaiting to be used. Basically a stylistically similar effort to making a Chevy Nova, bear a family resemblance to a Chevy Impala. I’ve never added a second SATA drive. TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users.
Add a second HD to Dell Optiplex GX280?
Last night I opened it up to see where a swta drive would go and I don’t really see an obvious spot for one. Two form factors, one model. Yes, my password is: In reading this, I didn’t quite believe it, but: Ssata should add that the aesthetics or your machine seem to fall in line with Dell desktops, circa gd280 We have several of the GX here, but they are no Small form factor and i have added a second SATA hard drive to a couple of them withiout issue.
So if I take out the floppy dirve and put the 2nd HD there am I using the connectors that the floppy drive is using now?
Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate. But in light of what was said above about heat, I think I will take that advice and just replace the one existing one with a bigger one. Maybe I’ll take a picture and post it just ot blow your minds!
Join the community here. Although IMODell might have had the foresight to include extra prefix and suffix letters in the model numbers for clarity’s sake.
OEM Dell Optiplex Gx280 SFF Hard Drive SATA Cable C6354 0c6354
I don’t recall if there was a SATA connection on the motherboard, if so that would be the way to go. And to make it even more interesting, my GX looks nothing like those.
I’ll have to open it up and look. Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds. You must log in or sign up to reply here.
Does anyone know if this PC can accept a second HD? Already have an account? Intel didn’t sell one of those boards or chipsets tx280 4 SATA ports. But I gx28 see spare cable just lying there. I should add that the Dell in my link had a case that looked like yours, only a tower. So it would seem, there are 4 usual suspects, and the number might still be growing, who knows.
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TechSpot Account Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds. I don’t see any spare connectors inside at all. Add your comment to this article You need to be a member to leave a comment.