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Compaq 8200 Elite Ultra-Slim second hdd

I have a HP Compaq 8200 Elite Ultra-Slim desktop (running Windows 7 Professional 64bit)... due to it's ultra-slim design it's internals are more limited than the standard desktop & tower versions...

 

The Compaq 8200 Elite .pdf documentation for the ultra-slim suggests that only one hard drive is possible... however
MY QUESTION IS: can i remove the DVD drive & run a second HDD from a caddy tray? - i assume the DVD cables could power the new HDD, and the power supply could handle it now that the DVD drive is replaced!?

 

Will the BIOS recognise/ allow a 2nd HDD? 

Is there any other reason why this wouldn't work?

 

Ideally i would like to run a 250GB SSD as the primary windows drive and use the existing 350GB HDD as a storage/ media drive.

 

any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

 

Cheers Smiley Happy

 

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Re: Compaq 8200 Elite Ultra-Slim second hdd

running it instead of the dvd works. sata is sata, power is power Smiley Wink we got those at work, i can't say 100% but i've never heard of a bios that doesn't allow a 2nd drive !?
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