Hard Drive Help

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  1. Christop_Holmes

    Christop_Holmes Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a dell dimension 2350, and it is able to hold 2, but when i opened it up, there wasnt a mount for the 2nd one. i dont know how to put it, because if i hook it up it will just be in there freely with nothing to hold it in. ive been looking for these mounts for a long time but cannot find one. Has anyone encountered this problem? if so can you help me.
     
  2. jeff peterson

    jeff peterson Supporting Actor

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    I have a Dell 4550 and added a second hard drive. You must use the specialized mounts they (hopefully) provided to you. They may be mounted somewhere in the case not even near the hard drive bay. You basically screw two thin plastic mounts (they look like green sticks) into the sides of your new hard drive. The mounts then slide into the bay. Your existing hard drive should have them as well so you can get an idea of what's supposed to happen.
     
  3. Christop_Holmes

    Christop_Holmes Stunt Coordinator

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    mine has the screw holes, but when i called them, they said the computer wouldnt support it..
     
  4. Christop_Holmes

    Christop_Holmes Stunt Coordinator

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    anyone have any idea?
     
  5. Glenn Overholt

    Glenn Overholt Producer

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    Ok, Dell wouldn't support it? (Need more input)!!!
    1. there is no place to physically mount it?
    2. if you add a 2nd drive, Dell won't be responsible for what can happen?
    3. The BIOS is somehow set up so that you cannot add another drive.

    If it is 3, then forget it.
    Two would be an -its up to you- kind of decision.
    As for 1, if you get a pair of drive mounting brackets (for fitting a 3" wide drive into a 5" base) you can get a drill and mount the bracket just about anywhere your cables will reach. I did this once and mounted a drive on the floor of my PC, and it was great!

    Good luck!
    Glenn
     
  6. Nathan Smith

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    what size case u could juz get 3" to 5"bay addapter bracket and pop it in an open 5" bay [IE a cdrom drive slot] if u have one open

    should be easy to find at any computer type store
     

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