K3N8
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Additional hard drive in Inspiron 3650

Hi,

I've just bought en recieved a brand new Inspiron 3650. I want to add an additional hard drive to my system. I read that I can only add 2.5 inch hard drives, because the system already has an 3.5 inch hard drive.

The problem is that I cannot find a power source to connect the hard drive. In my old Inspiron 600 I had plenty of powers sources.

Thanks for the help.

Gr. Alexander

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RE: Additional hard drive in Inspiron 3650

http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-Latching-Power-Splitter-Adapter/dp/B00BBDL17G

 

The official way to do it in most dells is to get the 2.5 to 3.5 blue plastic stacked 2.5 inch drive adapter R494D that snaps into the 3.5 inch drive holder. You can also use the Silverstone adapter has all the mount points of a standard 3.5" hard drive, and it's $12. It holds two 2.5" devices stacked just like the R494D does. Power and Sata port will have to be stolen from the optical drive or Y splitter used for power.  The R494D snaps into the 3.5 inch caddy like a matruska doll.

 


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mitibi
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RE: Additional hard drive in Inspiron 3650

My friend bought a Dell Inspiron 3650 desktop. Next to the HDD inside (3.5 inches) he wants a 120GB SSD for it to be the system partition, and the HDD the backup storage.

In the specifications of the machine I found "two 2.5-inch drive or a 3.5-inch drive." at the hard disk drive section.

Please help me because if I understood correctly from the documentation, what we want is not feasible, because the SSD is 2.5-inches and the hard drive is 3.5 inches.

In addition, studying the connectors on the system board from the SSD, SATA connector can only be considered?

Thanks in advance for your kind answer.

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fred339
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RE: Additional hard drive in Inspiron 3650

Is it correct that the Inspiron 3650 cannot take two 3.5" drives?

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RE: Additional hard drive in Inspiron 3650

Is it correct that the Inspiron 3650 cannot take two 3.5" drives?

fred339

Yes, check out Storage, that's listed under specifications, Here:

http://downloads.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_inspiron_desktop/inspiron-3650-...

 


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