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Install Secondary Hard Drive to Dell Optiplex 740 desktop (horizonal) case

Posted on 2009-04-30
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I have a Dell Optiplex 740 Desktop case (the one that sits horizontally) and im trying to install a secondary hard drive to the system. the problem is there is no obvious position for this drive to go... has anyone had to do this before or know of a solution.
Question by:nbrya13
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Dextertronic earned 1500 total points
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Dell optiplexes arent designed for expandability.
They are designed with one hard drive in mind.
You will probably have to mount the second disk in an external USB enclosure.
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or use a bigger sized disk drive
they don't list an upgrade for this :  http://support.euro.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/op740/en/UG/index.htm

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