Using external SATA Hard Drive as if it is internal hard drive

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 I purchased a SFF PC that has only one HD space and it is already occupied by SSD and like to attach a regular 3.5" 7200 rpm SATA HD as 2nd internal hard drive (not interested in external USB drive), but not sure if there is space for 2nd 3.5" HD.

https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-prodesk-400-g4-small-form-factor-pc/15292380/manuals

Should I buy one of those USB 3 to SATA connector or somehow extend power & data cable from inside of the computer?

Thanks.
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sgleeAsked:
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Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
Your motherboard has only 2 SATA connectors, so if both are used there is no way for you co connect third drive.

One sata is used for DVDrom , second for SSD drive.
You can remove/disconnect  DVDrom and connect second SSD drive - this is only way !


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You can see this information on page 42 User manual

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05381694
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I would suggest you get another SSD drive that is large and can fit inside the case. Much cleaner this way and probably less complicated.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
USB drives and keys are much more prevalent now, so just use the DVD connector
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sgleeAuthor Commented:
I agree that we hardly use DVD anymore. I will simply replace DVD with SATA HD.

Thanks
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You are very welcome and I was happy to help
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