They last time I added a second drive was IDE I believe and the ribbon cable has just lying there awaiting to be used. TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users. Two form factors, one model. But in light of what was said above about heat, I think I will take that advice and just replace the one existing one with a bigger one. Dell Optiplex GX beep code Sep 25, We have several of the GX here, but they are no Small form factor and i have added a second SATA hard drive to a couple of them withiout issue. Join the community here , it only takes a minute.
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Add a second HD to Dell Optiplex GX280?
And to make it even more interesting, my GX looks nothing like those. Nor do I see connectors around where the current hard drive is. Although IMODell might have had the foresight to include extra prefix and suffix letters in the model numbers for clarity’s sake.
So it would seem, there are 4 usual suspects, and the number might still be growing, who knows. I was looking for cables with connectors lying inside but I will see if there is an actual port on optkplex board.
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I’ll have to open it up and look. What size mobo is in a Dell Optiplex GX? Add your comment to this article You need to be a member to leave a comment. TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users. Basically a stylistically similar effort to making a Chevy Nova, bear a family resemblance to a Chevy Impala.
edll I’ve never added a second SATA drive. The only thing that I can imagine Dell is doing, is trying to provide continuity of purpose or price point with the attachment of the same model number. I should add that the aesthetics or your machine seem to fall in line with Dell desktops, circa model You must log in or sign up to reply here.
Maybe I’ll take a picture and post it just ot blow your minds! But I don’t see spare cable just lying there. I don’t recall if there was a SATA connection on the motherboard, if so that would be the way to go. Last night I opened it up to see where a second drive would go and I don’t really see an obvious ophiplex for one.
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I should add that the Dell in my link had a case that looked like yours, only a tower. Your name or email address: Certainly sounds like it is The few I have seen had heating issues, you might consider replacing current HD with larger capacity.
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Just trying to extend the live of the lil bugger. This is what it looks like: Optippex just came up at Microcenter; http: They last time I added a second drive was IDE I believe and the ribbon cable has just lying there awaiting to be used.
Do you already have an account? Line integration is likely a cause or purpose for the appearance of your machine. It can if you remove the floppy drive and mount the hard drive in that spot.
TechSpot Account Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds. Dell Optiplex GX beep code Sep 25, Then there should be at least another SATA for a second hard drive, it gx28 seem. Sort of like, “oh, look, here’s the new GX, it’s way faster than ours, can we get one”? In reading this, I didn’t quite believe it, but: We have several of the GX here, but they are no Small form factor and i have added a second SATA hard drive to a couple of gz280 withiout issue. Intel didn’t sell one of those boards or chipsets without 4 SATA ports.