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peschemiles
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Adding a Hard Drive to Desktop PC

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HP Pavilion 570-p026na

Does anyone know whether it's possible to add an extra hard drive to the HP Pavilion 570-p026na?

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TJLP
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Hello there,

It is possible, but your models motherboard has limited options.  You are working with the Willow2 Motherboard which appears to only have two SATA connectors.  Which is what you'll traditionally need to connect a hard drive.  BUT the board also has an M.2 SSD socket.  Which means you can buy another type of hard drive, if this slot is not already taken,  to expand your system.  For example:

 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820250081&cm_re=m.2_ssd-_-20-250-081-_-Produc...

 

If your SATA connectors are not both taken you can easily expand your HD space using one of those.  Traditionally, HP's builds only come with the minimum required Power Supply connections specific to the build, so you may need to also consider geting a SATA power splitter if you find one of your ports is open.  If you go with the M.2 this probably won't be necessary.  For example:

 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812200468&cm_re=SATA_power_splitter-_-12-200-...

 

So, at this point, if you can... open up your computer case with the power turned off and check to see which ports are free.  Here is a screen shot of your motherboard.  Your M.2 and Sata Connectors are on the right near the middle.  Good Luck!

 

Willow2.PNG

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TJLP
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Hello there,

It is possible, but your models motherboard has limited options.  You are working with the Willow2 Motherboard which appears to only have two SATA connectors.  Which is what you'll traditionally need to connect a hard drive.  BUT the board also has an M.2 SSD socket.  Which means you can buy another type of hard drive, if this slot is not already taken,  to expand your system.  For example:

 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820250081&cm_re=m.2_ssd-_-20-250-081-_-Produc...

 

If your SATA connectors are not both taken you can easily expand your HD space using one of those.  Traditionally, HP's builds only come with the minimum required Power Supply connections specific to the build, so you may need to also consider geting a SATA power splitter if you find one of your ports is open.  If you go with the M.2 this probably won't be necessary.  For example:

 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812200468&cm_re=SATA_power_splitter-_-12-200-...

 

So, at this point, if you can... open up your computer case with the power turned off and check to see which ports are free.  Here is a screen shot of your motherboard.  Your M.2 and Sata Connectors are on the right near the middle.  Good Luck!

 

Willow2.PNG

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