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Can I put a second storage drive in place of a 3.5 media reader?

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HP Compaq Elite 8000 SFF
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I am thinking of putting a second drive in HP Compaq Elite 8000 SFF so I can dual boot an OS that doesn't support dual-booting off the same drive. Is it possible to put a drive in the 3.5 bay instead of a media card reader drive?

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@DaltonLindemann,

Your answer is YES.  I am linking the 8000 SFF service guide. Look at page 20 thru 29 (drive mount screws).

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@DaltonLindemann,

Your answer is YES.  I am linking the 8000 SFF service guide. Look at page 20 thru 29 (drive mount screws).

This system is feedback driven thru Solution and Kudo flags. It's the only means of knowing if you have been served. Please click Accept as Solution, if your problem is solved. To say THANK YOU, press the "thumbs up symbol" to render a KUDO. You can render both Solution and KUDO..

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Custom Asus Z97D, I7-4790k, 16GB RAM, WIN10 Pro 64bit, ZOTAC GTX1080 AMP Extreme 3 fan 8GB RAM, 500GB SSD, Asus PB287 4k monitor, Rosewill Blackhawk case and 750W OCZ PSU.

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