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Installing 2.5 inch hard drive

Pavilion 500-459
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I need to install a second hard drive in my Pavilion 500-459. Of course there is only one 3 /12 inch drive bay. However there does seem to be another drive bay above the 3 1/2 inch which would take a 2 1/2 inch drive. There's a spare SATA power cable there and I have a small sata data cable.

 

Can anyone point me to the instructions fo doing this? Came up blank searching the net.

Thanks...

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You might find it easier to get a 3.5 inch  to 2.5 mounting bracket , as it sounds like power cable is going to reach the 3.5 inch bay. Then you will need to source the sata connector on the motherboard. I can't say I have seen the insides of your machine to show you exactly where it will be. Good luck with the upgrade.

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Thanks for your reply but there is no room whatsoever in the hard drive cage. Wish I could attach a picture of the cage so you could see exactly what I mean.

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A google search returns a pc case that looks like this. http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/m003601198_sc7?$splssku$

 

Are you removing the face plate of the case ? , a lot of HP desktops can have the face plate removed. Which should allow access to the hard drive bays 

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