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Two hard drives inside a Dell Inspiron laptop possible?

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#1 +Elliot B.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 21:08

Next week, I'll likely buy a refurbished Dell Inspiron laptop from Dell (15" or 17").

It will come with a standard hard drive and, I presume, an optical drive.

I do not need the optical drive.

I want to buy an SSD to boot from, and use the HDD as a secondary drive.

Is this possible?

#2 Mindovermaster


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Posted 16 December 2012 - 23:48

Unless it has two HDD compartments on the bottom, no. Those optical devices have a different shape and smaller connection than traditional SATA HDDs:

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Your SDD would not connect to that slot.

#3 nub


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Posted 16 December 2012 - 23:59

Its possible. You would have to do research.