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How does a person fasten a 2nd hard drive internally?I can fine cases for external hard drives but not internal.I think you probably need to at least fasten it somehow to a ground.I have a dell xps computer built in 2000 and I put in a larger hard drive and would also like to use the original hard drive as a slave to use as back up.Seems like a waste to just throw it away.I guess I could make some type of holder so it would not be just laying in there loose.
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Well you use 3.5 inch drive bays like the one it was in to start with but from what you seem to be asking i take it you dont have any free. you can use the one for your floopy drive if you dont need it. An external enclosure is as easy a way as any to keep a HD. I suppose you could always just put the external enclosure inside the pc that would be laugh. Most computers come with several 3.5inch drive bays though so it seem odd for you not to have a spare one if you only have one drive.
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My ignorance seems to be my largest asset.I never thought about the 3.5 drive bays.Maybe because the original was not in a drive bay,it is fastened in the front and bottom of the tower,I guess because it seems to be the best place for the most air flow.
My appologies for posting such a stupid question.
Thanks for your reply
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No bother, if only all questions were that easy.
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I've got a Dell with the drive in the front like that and it looks like you can't put another drive in, but if you look closely you will see that you can add another bracket identical to the first and there is a screw for mounting it to the chassis.
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Tyger,
Thanks for your reply,that's what I was looking for.I'll try Dell and see if I can get the bracket.
Dave
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