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Hi, the Dorado motherboard description mentions 2 X M.2 slots but I can only see the one 256GB plugged into one slot below the graphics card. I want to know if there's room for another 1TB M.2 card and 1) Where would it physically plug into? and 2) What type is required for the spare slot, socket 3 Key m or socket 1 Key a?

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I do not see the link with an optane chip ..
you have a second slot for a SATA hard drive, you can possibly place an SSD with adapter 2.5 to 3.5 probably
The SATA data cables are not in the computer in general
it will be necessary to check if delivered with the disc, if not it is necessary to buy it
It must be connected to a free sata connector effectively

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hi

OMEN 25L GT12-0045na Desktop PC Product Specifications

motherboard specifications, Dorado

 

sorry but

 

  • One M.2 socket 1, key A
  • One M.2 socket 3, key M (for SSD card PCIe x4 Gen 3)

you only have one SSD slot, the other is for wifi only

 

 

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Hi, thanks for answering that, in which case...

I see there's a spare slot in the front for a second HDD, but I don't know if that would need to be linked somehow to the Optane chip adjacent to the motherboard (if it can even handle a 2nd HDD), or does that chip operate independently?

 

Also, I notice the P5 power cable sitting spare in that HDD Bay, but no 2nd SATA cable. Does that cable come with the new drive in the box and if so, does it plug into the motherboard just below the HDD #1 socket? I've attached some photos below if that helps.

 

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I do not see the link with an optane chip ..
you have a second slot for a SATA hard drive, you can possibly place an SSD with adapter 2.5 to 3.5 probably
The SATA data cables are not in the computer in general
it will be necessary to check if delivered with the disc, if not it is necessary to buy it
It must be connected to a free sata connector effectively

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