08-10-2011 07:02 PM
I have the same question - I just bought a new HP Pavilion Series model no. p7-1039 ---*** there is actually a button to press that is to the right of the expansion bay. When pressed nothing happens. Help would be appreciated!
08-10-2011 08:06 PM
That expansion port is a place holder, you could put a blue ray drive in there, or another dvd/cd burner, something like that. If you do put another drive in there, the button to the right would open and close the disc tray.
Enjoy your new computer!
12-08-2013 01:13 PM
I was told by HP product support that you could place (you have to take the cojmputer apart, I believe) an external Hard Drive, an optical drive, a pocket media drive (whatever that is) or "another hard drive" (which seems redundant. My real question is: which of these makes best use of the computer. The tech guy opined that another hard drive would be most additive, but I already have a terabit of storage and another terabit on a removable drive. So I'm still confused about "best use".
12-08-2013 01:45 PM - edited 12-08-2013 01:53 PM
The extra bay that you have referenced in typically used for a second 5.25" optical drive. Hence the need for the lever to open the bay door.
You could use that bay for other purposes depending on your needs.
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