Hi, I purchased a warranty extention on my laptop (from staples) and I recently had problems with it(dv8000 I believe it was). They said it cost more to repair then the value of the item is, so they offered me a refurb HP Pavilion dv9910us as a replacment.
The only thing is I need 2 internal hard drives (as my dv8000 had). They have to replace my laptop with a comparable unit, and they said the dv9910 is comparable. I explained that one of the features that is crutial to me is it has to have the internal expandtion slot for the 2nd hard drive. They said yes, it has second hard drive capabilities, but I have a feeling they mean I can hook up a second hard drive to the ExpressCard/54 Slot which would not be practicle because that means I would have to lug a second porrtable hard drive with me everywhere I go (I often travell to different sites for business and have to constantly keep a backup of the data on a second drive). The old one (dx8000) had 2 slots numbered bay 1 and bay 2, for the master/ slave drives.
I researched this unit but dont see anyone report they have 2 internal hard drives, but then again I dont know much about the slots so perhaps they are right- not sure though.
On hp's website, here is a list of ports the laptop has:
5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards
4 Universal Serial Bus USB 2.0
1 VGA (15-pin)
1 RJ-11 (modem)
1 TV-Out (S-video)
1 RJ -45 (LAN)
1 notebook expansion port 3
1 IEEE 1394 Firewire (4-pin)
1 Consumer IR
full list of specs here: http://www.shopping.hp.com/shopping/data_sheet/fe694ua.html
So, does anyone know if this unit can hold 2 hard drives internally? any info is appreciated!