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Does the Inspiron 580s have room for a second internal hard drive?

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Does anyone know if the Inspiron 580s has room and supports a second internal hard drive?

Thanks,

Mike

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Re: Does the Inspiron 580s have room for a second internal hard drive?

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Mike McCollister  

Yes, the 580s supports two SATA hard drives and is a bay for the additional hard drive.

To install a second hard drive, you need four 'Dell Hard Drive Shoulder Mounting Screws', [part # WN322] that are used to install both HHD and optical drives, in the Inspiron 580s Slim Tower.

You will need to buy a SATA data cable, there should be a spare SATA power connector inside the case.

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I have 580s, 64-bit win7... the equipped hard drive is only 300 GB's, and I want the security of having two destinations to back-up my content on, so besides my external hard drive... I was planning on adding a second internal hard drive (Western Digital Caviar Green 2 TB Desktop Hard Drive WD20EARXl) mainly as a storage drive only. My question is... will having a bigger drive that's not the main drive cause any conflicts?

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You should have no issues with adding the SATA 2tb hard drive, as the secondary drive.

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sorry for a follow up question, but im not sure who or where to ask... my 1st thought was here, and you  Smiley Happy

Im adding a graphics card as well to my inspiron 580s, but never put one in before .... there are 4 slots, 2 seem like they house the video card and are seperated by 2 in the middle that wont. The one next to the power supply is empty and there is another one with some sort of card like thingy that has some sort of hdmi purpose. I was originally going to put it in place of the hdmi, untill i noticed the bare slot next to the power supply. Any idea which one i should use? my preference would be to replace the hdmi card thing if possible.

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The Inspiron 580s supports a low profile PCI Express x 16 graphics card, the motherboard has one PCIe x16 slot [#23], you can find the motherboard's details, here,

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The details for installiing the PCIe x16 card, are here,

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That documentation was just what i needed, it was the slot taken by a hdmi thing after all, and thank you bev for helping make the most out of my computer Smiley Very Happy

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You are welcome.

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Hello again Bev ... I was wondering if you could recommend a power supply for me ... same computer (dell inspiron 580s) , currently has all the power options taken on the stock power supply... I'm looking to add a usb 3.0 and a 1tb 2.5 hard drive to go in the empty space in my dual bay next to the ssd. (the dual sata power connector thing is taken up by a 2tb 3.5 and a 256gb 2.5 ssd) ... so i guess what i need is a psu with the same connections as the stock one, but also with an extra sata and 4pin molex connection. i would have just googled and found one but ive read that some arent compatible with dell?... im nit sure.

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Please post a link to the power supply you Googled.

You could use SATA power Y splitters, similar to this.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812200468

Together with a SATA to 4-pin Molex adaptor, like this,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812226018

Compatible TFX power supplies can be purchased from here,

http://pointtek.ecrater.com/search.php?keywords=dell&x=56&y=7

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