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How many hard drive can motherboard support ?

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by HpBaxxter View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HpBaxxter View Post
    my laptop is Dell 7110 N and its 17" !
    you only have one drive bay.. the other slots are card slots..
    how did you know ? I would like to know
    Google is your friend.

    But maybe you want tell us what problem you are trying to solve.

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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HpBaxxter View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post

    you only have one drive bay.. the other slots are card slots..
    how did you know ? I would like to know
    Google is your friend.

    But maybe you want tell us what problem you are trying to solve.
    I know google is a friend of all people, I need to know what premium words which you used !
    I need more space
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  3. #13


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  4. #14


    To answer your original question -- presuming you're asking about SATA drives, as many drives as there are SATA ports on the motherboard.

    But that also presumes you have a place to put the drive INSIDE the machine.

    I had an old Fujitsu laptop that had a "bay" which took a variety of devices -- optical drive or hard drive. So, in my case, the answer was two.

    In your case, if your laptop does not have one of those removable bays, the answer is 1 -- the hard drive you already have.
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  5. #15


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    Having a similar desire to gain storage space in my laptop, I replaced my DVD drive with SATA drive adapter tray.
    Since I only use the DVD drive occasionally, I acquired an external USB DVD drive.
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  6. #16


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    Quote Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
    Having a similar desire to gain storage space in my laptop, I replaced my DVD drive with SATA drive adapter tray.
    Since I only use the DVD drive occasionally, I acquired an external USB DVD drive.
    That's what I want to do on my wife's new HP Pavilion 17-e040us Laptop. This is for mounting a SSD. Unfortunately I have not yet found any caddy that seems to fit.
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  8. #18


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    Quote Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
    Yeh, but how do you fix that in the laptop. My CDRom tray has a little latch on the back into which you put the screw from the bottom of the laptop. And the outer bottom edge of the tray is rounded - not square. My SSD is 7mm.
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  9. #19


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    The little latch on my DVD drive was removable and I just moved it to the adapter tray. Had same screw pattern.
    My SSD is 7mm as well.

    The one drawback is that the DVD drive was contoured to the laptop and the adapter tray is squared off. I didn't mind.
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  10. #20


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    I know you can change the bezel on the cd/dvd drive they just snap off or have two tabs holding then on

    is the adapter bezel removable or swappable - looks like this is..

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