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HP Pro 3500 Series - Add second HD

Hi,

is there a way to add a second hard disk on the HP Pro 3500 minitower?

The problem is that there is only one drive bay to install a single drive and no other slot free.

 

Thanks

Lorenzo

 

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Re: HP Pro 3500 Series - Add second HD

You might need to get an external USB Harddrive in this case.

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I was able to make this work for me using an OWC Multi-Mount and just removing the black rubber pins that made it work for a 5.25 mount.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1K62FN7596

 

Since the HDD attaches to the Pro 3500 case using the screwholes on the bottom of the 3.5 HDD, the SSD just piggybacks on it, vertically mounted like the other HDD.

 

I'm actually surprised that nobody has made a product that does this for vertically mounted HDDs in OEM cases yet.

 

But then again, I'm the crazy fool running a HyperV server on a Pro 3500 with a pentium processor and needed an SSD and a 4TB HDD.

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