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03-20-2013 06:59 PM
Can I add an SSD drive to an Omni 27 (1200ev) or do I have to replace the original drive? Ideally I'd like to retain the 2TB hard drive and have at least the OS on the SSD.
03-20-2013 10:30 PM - last edited on 02-22-2017 02:47 PM by OscarFuentes
Here are the specs for your HP Omni 27-1200ev Desktop Computer and its IPISB-NK (Lavaca3-SB) motherboard. Based on the specs, this model only supports two SATA drives. One SATA data cable for the hard drive and one SATA data cable for the optical drive.
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04-06-2013 04:00 PM
Yea you can add one Brad, just not as simple as it should be. You basically have to remove the opitcal drive and use that sata drive to host your HDD. Basically, here's the cliffs...
1. Remove HDD
2. Put SSD where HDD was
3. Remove Optical drive
4. Put HDD where optical drive was
There's somethings you can buy that help with this too, like a usb external dvd player and some case that holds the HDD in your comp properly, but tape works like a charm too.
07-01-2013 02:44 AM
This SSD option is one of the things I've been wondering since I am a happy omni27's owner :-).
Reading the documentation I've just noticed that the motherboard has two pci express sockets.
It could be possible to add a ssd in one of them? I'm not sure if those sockets are free or not...or if there are any ssd that uses those kind of connection.
thanks a lot.
PD: By the way, Anyone knows any option to turn on the monitor without turn on the whole computer? it's a waste of power to turn on the computer if you just want to play your console via HDMI.
07-02-2013 03:59 PM
Hello Serguey. I understand you'd like to add an SSD to your system.
Hard drives today use what is called a SATA connection. Normally, you could not add a hard drive to one of these connections. However, I believe you could add an expansion card to the slot which would give you more SATA connections. Here is a link which contains products which fit this description.
However, I have a feeling that this card would not work very well because this is an All-in-One unit and it has a very limited amount of space inside.
Is there a reason you wanted to add an extra SSD as opposed to upgrading your main hard drive to an SSD?
I am not sure of any way to power off the monitor with the computer on other than by adjusting your power plan's settings. This Microsoft article contains more information about power plans.
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07-02-2013 06:34 PM - edited 07-02-2013 06:49 PM
The hard drive cage is built for a 3.5" hard drive. If you look at a 3.5" hard drive, you will note that the SATA connector is offset. If you wanted to use a SDD instead of a hard drive, then you would need an 2.5" to 3.5" offset bracket that would allow the 2.5" SSD to be mounted inside the 3.5" cage such that the SATA connector would line up with the fixed SATA connector. I have not seen anyone post that it would work in the Omni 27.
A less eloquent solution might be to try a female to male SATA extension cable. You could Velcro the SSD to cage or try a normal 2.5" to 3.5" adapter bracket and then connect up the cable and slide the cage back into the cage slot.
Be sure to use a SSD that is at least 160 GB so that your HP recovery disks will work.
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07-15-2015 11:50 AM
Hi, please can you tell me if you succeed to add a 2nd drive to your HP Omni PC, using the optical drive slot? I’m about to install an SSD but, like you, I’d like to keep my old 2TB HDD on the same machine. Thanks & Regards