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Offline Beren

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Adding storage to PC Tower
« on: Saturday 4 November 2017, 07:28:43 pm »
1TB doesn't take you that far anymore.

Is it pretty easy to slot a new hard drive into an empty bay of a CPU for extra storage? Any recommendations on where to buy from? Any compatibility issues I need to be wary of?

Cheers in advance
« Last Edit: Saturday 25 November 2017, 11:35:28 pm by Beren »

Offline neesy111

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Re: Adding storage to CPU
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 5 November 2017, 10:55:52 am »
CPU?  You can't add storage to a CPU that's the processor.  If your talking about the Computer Tower then it's easily done in a desktop.

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« Reply #2 on: Sunday 5 November 2017, 06:05:39 pm »
Or just buy an usb external Hard Drive, saves having to fit it inside. They're so small now they can just sit on top and you don't even notice it.

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« Reply #3 on: Monday 6 November 2017, 10:24:53 pm »
CPU?  You can't add storage to a CPU that's the processor.  If your talking about the Computer Tower then it's easily done in a desktop.

Yes I mean the tower.


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Re: Adding storage to CPU
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 7 November 2017, 01:32:41 pm »
CPU?  You can't add storage to a CPU that's the processor.  If your talking about the Computer Tower then it's easily done in a desktop.
God bless you neesy.

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Re: Adding storage to CPU
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 14 November 2017, 10:47:02 pm »
Hi Beren,

You'll need to open up your case and work out if it's got any free drive bays as some store bought computer tower's only come with 1 space, check your motherboard has a spare SATA port and a spare power cable for the hard drive. If it does then brilliant. You'll need to buy an Internal HDD (usually 3.5" for desktops but again check inside your case) and you'll need a SATA cable too to connect it to the motherboard.

You can also get external hard drives which use a USB port, easier to setup but not ideal if you're wanting to use it as permanent storage as internal SATA is faster.
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Offline Beren

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Re: Adding storage to PC tower
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 25 November 2017, 11:35:09 pm »
Cheers feinraf

To the left of the existing HDD is a bay, right?:



Do I now need the:

- bay adapter (in neesy's post)
- the HDD
- the SATA cable you mention

and a youtube tutorial video...? :lol:
« Last Edit: Saturday 25 November 2017, 11:54:42 pm by Beren »

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Re: Adding storage to PC Tower
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 26 November 2017, 03:04:20 am »
Did you get that tower from Tandy?

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Re: Adding storage to PC Tower
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 26 November 2017, 07:37:00 am »
those siderail slots look like a coolermaster

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Offline neesy111

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Re: Adding storage to PC Tower
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 26 November 2017, 03:35:01 pm »
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This one alright nees?

Aye, that's fine.

Are you replacing or just adding?  If adding make sure you have a spare Sata power cable and a Sata data cable.  if not they are easily bought on ebay etc.

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Re: Adding storage to PC Tower
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 26 November 2017, 04:02:39 pm »
Cheers mate. Adding. Yeah have a spare power cable but need to get a SATA data cable. There seems to be an open slot on the motherboard where the existing hard drive's SATA data cable slots in, so hopefully all goes smoothly O0

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Re: Adding storage to PC Tower
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 26 November 2017, 04:23:26 pm »
Cheers mate. Adding. Yeah have a spare power cable but need to get a SATA data cable. There seems to be an open slot on the motherboard where the existing hard drive's SATA data cable slots in, so hopefully all goes smoothly O0

That's fine, follow the link Dave's provided and ensure you put the new HDD into slave mode otherwise you might get some issues with your current HDD.