JRB0711
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Adding second internal hard drive to Inspiron 3880

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Hi - I am trying to install my old hard drive from my Dell computer as a second in my new Inspiron 3880.  It is the same type - my question is i know to attach the second drive to the cable going to the first drive but do i need an additional blue cable to drive power and if so where would it connect to the motherboard?  Thank you

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speedstep
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Re: Adding second internal hard drive to Inspiron 3880

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https://dl.dell.com/topicspdf/inspiron-3880-desktop_service-manual_en-us.pdf

only 1 spot for a drive adding another is not an option.

use a dock for the other drive

https://www.amazon.com/ORICO-Duplicator-Function-Protocol-Supported/dp/B00JJEUL5W/

 

 

 

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AlwaysDell4Me
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Re: Adding second internal hard drive to Inspiron 3880

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I'm sorry.  My statement may have been confusing.  When I said I added a second hard drive, I was counting the original 256GB solid state device (C:) as the first drive.  I added one SK hynix Gold S31 1TB 3D NAND 2.5 inch SATA III Internal SSD.  The bracket I used would work for one HDD or for two SSDs.  Both drive types use the exact same SATA power cable and SATA data cable.  I hope this answers your question.

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speedstep
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Re: Adding second internal hard drive to Inspiron 3880

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https://dl.dell.com/topicspdf/inspiron-3880-desktop_service-manual_en-us.pdf

only 1 spot for a drive adding another is not an option.

use a dock for the other drive

https://www.amazon.com/ORICO-Duplicator-Function-Protocol-Supported/dp/B00JJEUL5W/

 

 

 

drive.jpg

 

 


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AlwaysDell4Me
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Re: Adding second internal hard drive to Inspiron 3880

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If you don't already have a solution, please let me know.  I added a second hard drive to my new 3880 and it was very simple.  

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Tennessee gal
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Re: Adding second internal hard drive to Inspiron 3880

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Did you put in a sec ond HDD drive or one HDD and one SD?

I was told I would not be able to add a second HDD drive!

 

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AlwaysDell4Me
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Re: Adding second internal hard drive to Inspiron 3880

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I'm sorry.  My statement may have been confusing.  When I said I added a second hard drive, I was counting the original 256GB solid state device (C:) as the first drive.  I added one SK hynix Gold S31 1TB 3D NAND 2.5 inch SATA III Internal SSD.  The bracket I used would work for one HDD or for two SSDs.  Both drive types use the exact same SATA power cable and SATA data cable.  I hope this answers your question.

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