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kr236rk
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OptiPlex GX270 2nd Hard Drive?

Hi,

I have an OptiPlex GX270 whose hard drive is filling up fast. Will this desktop support a secondary hard drive please, probably a 3.5 inch  SATA HDD type?

Many thanks Smiley Happy

Ric

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RobinBredin
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Re: OptiPlex GX270 2nd Hard Drive?

Hi kr236rk, There are 3 versions of the system, See here. <ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed from this post by Dell> It depends what version you have, see below,

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kr236rk
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Re: OptiPlex GX270 2nd Hard Drive?

oh! it's a Pentium 4 without a doubt!

does this help please?

thanks,

Ric

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shesagordie
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Re: OptiPlex GX270 2nd Hard Drive?

 kr236rk

The GX270 comes in three different versions, the Small Form-Factor, Small Desktop and Small Mini-Tower models.

See HERE <ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed from this post by Dell>

Which version do you have?

Bev.

 

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kr236rk
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Re: OptiPlex GX270 2nd Hard Drive?

thanks Bev Smiley Happy

Small Desktop Computer!

and P4

Ric

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shesagordie
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Re: OptiPlex GX270 2nd Hard Drive?

kr236rk

Ric.

The Small Desktop does not support a second hard drive, the case has space for one 3.5" Hard Drive, one 5.25" Optical Drive and a 3.5" Floppy Drive.

The motherboard has one SATA connector.

See HERE <ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed from this post by Dell>

If there is an open 3.5" Floppy drive bay, you might be able to install a 3.5" hard drive in this bay, but I think you would be better advise to use a USB external hard drive.

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kr236rk
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Re: OptiPlex GX270 2nd Hard Drive?

gosh :-|

thanks

urgh

you mean this?

Serial ATA

7-pin connector

Secondary Serial ATA (not available on the small form-factor or small desktop computers)

7-pin connector

so i'm looking at reformatting the existing HDD or replacing it with a more GB friendly version and doing a clean XP reinstall?

the external harddrive will not solve the Microsoft Update situation which is probably the bulk of my C drive right now :-o

thanks again Smiley Happy

Ric

 

 

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shesagordie
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Re: OptiPlex GX270 2nd Hard Drive?

Ric

You are welcome.

Basically it's a space issue, due to the constraints of the Small Desktop case.

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kr236rk
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Re: OptiPlex GX270 2nd Hard Drive?

ok thanks Bev, i can see my way through now Smiley Wink

Ric

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Ric.

Happy to have helped.

Bev.

 

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