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KevinJH
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Am I limited to the number of hard drives I can install in my desktop internally ?

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Pavilion Desktop PC 570-pO54na DT PC UK
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Dear Sir / Madam

 

Product No. Z7D30EA#ABU

System board: 82F2 00
BIOS: F.46

 

Further to my earlier question about HD replacement; https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Replacement-HD-advice/m-p/79116...

 

On checking inside the cabinet, there appears to be only one data connection point on the motherboard - would I be correct in thinking this ?  I was hoping to install a 1TB SSD with OS and selected programmes on along with a 2TB HDD for other use/storage. I have a feeling that this won't be possible but would really appreciate your advice/confirmation.

 

If, as I suspect, I'm only able to have one internally connected drive I guess I could run a second drive externally.

 

Thanks again in advance for any advice you can give.

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savvy2
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NO HP product ID# told :  Pavilion Desktop PC 570-pO54na  ( change  O to 0 use  zero here)

there is no limits,  just these.

  1. lack of SATA data ports,  just  look see them. or missing generic sata dta cable>
  2. lack of SATA power ports and the sata power  cables missing, did you look for them? first , BOM shows no spec.cable.
  3. no OS limit  you  will hit , GPT formatted w10 64 bit does that automatically. no 2TB limits.

my guess you are bingo on 2

 

keep in mind I can not see inside your PC nor over your shoulder.  for sata ports and 15 pin sata power cords missing

 

 

 

 

 

 

NO warranty answers by me.
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KevinJH
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Thanks for your reply, Savvy2.

 

HP product ID added in OP.

 

I appreciate you're unable to see over my shoulder but here's an HP link to the MB for this unit:
https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-pavilion-570-p000-desktop-pc-series/13823514/document/c05382...

 

With only the two sata sockets (in use) I guess I'm unable to add a second HD after all.

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