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How many hard drive can motherboard support ?


HpBaxxter

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I have a laptop and the motherboard is Dell 0rp6c8
How many internal hard drive can support ?

I used Speccy and it show that it has :
Slot PCI-E x16 "In use" and (5) Slots PCI there are (2) Available
does it mean I still can connect (2) hard drives ?

I would know the way to know that please !
 

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In a laptop you have only 1 disk bay (unless it is one of the rare 17" models with 2 bays). So no, another internal disk is not an option. There is no place to put it.
 

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In a laptop you have only 1 disk bay (unless it is one of the rare 17" models with 2 bays). So no, another internal disk is not an option. There is no place to put it.
And I am not - do this day - ready to sell my 1720.. I like this laptop with two drive bays..

I use one drive to quad boot - xp - vista - win 7 - win 8.1
and the other has all my DATA
 

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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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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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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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    INTEL Xeon E5-2670 LGA 2011
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA X79 UD5 v1.0 F13s
    Memory
    64GB (8 X 8 GB) G-Skill Ripjaws Z DDR3 2133 Quad Channel
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX 1060 SC 3 GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek Onboard ALC898
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung S27E310
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    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 PRO 256 GB SSD
    1 x 6TB WD 6003FZBX SATA
    13 x 3TB WD 30EFRX SATA
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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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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center, Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom System
    CPU
    INTEL Xeon E5-2670 LGA 2011
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA X79 UD5 v1.0 F13s
    Memory
    64GB (8 X 8 GB) G-Skill Ripjaws Z DDR3 2133 Quad Channel
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX 1060 SC 3 GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek Onboard ALC898
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung S27E310
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 PRO 256 GB SSD
    1 x 6TB WD 6003FZBX SATA
    13 x 3TB WD 30EFRX SATA
    PSU
    Seasonic X-1050
    Case
    Thermaltake Armor+
    Cooling
    INTEL BXRTS2011LC Liquid-cooled
    Keyboard
    Logitech G510s
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless Explorer Mouse
    Internet Speed
    7.0 Mb/s
    Browser
    IE 11, Chrome
    Antivirus
    ESET NOD32 11.1, Malwarebytes Pro 3.5.1
    Other Info
    ASUS RT-AC68U router

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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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