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Adding 2nd Hard Drive

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I'm interested in adding a 2nd internal hard drive and I've only taken a quick look inside the case.  It looks like there's a spot for the 3.5 in. main drive, already installed, and a spot for a 2.5 inch drive.  However, it appears at first glance at least, that there's only 2 sata connections and both are already used (HD and DVD drive).

 

Am I missing additional SATA connections that would allow me to mount a 2.5in drive?  I wanted to add an SSD as the main drive running the OS and use the drive that came with it as a storage drive.

 

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Hi,

 

Please check a similar discussion for the same series:

 

    https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/HP-Pavilion-Desktop-570-p055na-...

 

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Thanks.  One of the other manuals listed under the general 570-p000 help shows spots for 2 drives:

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05305887c

 

And when I opened the case, it looks like there was the spot mentioned on the above for a 2.5 in. drive.  

 

My main concern was the SATA connectors on the motherboard, of which it looked like there were two and both occupied.  Looks like I may be able to get around that with a PCI-E or M.2 Sata card.  The question then becomes the one posed here, if that drive can be made bootable, which appears to still not have a final answer:

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Booting-from-M-2/m-p/6098692

 

 

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