Then there should be at least another SATA for a second hard drive, it would seem. In reading this, I didn’t quite believe it, but: It can if you remove the floppy drive and mount the hard drive in that spot. Last night I opened it up to see where a second drive would go and I don’t really see an obvious spot for one. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate. Already have an account?

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Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds. No, create an account now. This is what it looks like: Last night I opened it up to see where a second drive would go and I don’t really see an obvious spot for one.

Already have an account? Intel didn’t sell one of those boards or chipsets without 4 SATA ports. Two form factors, one model.

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I assume I need to go out and get an IDE hardrive? TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and optiolex users. I should add that the Dell in my link had a case that looked like yours, only a tower. But I don’t see spare cable just lying there. Basically a stylistically similar effort to making a Chevy Nova, bear a family resemblance to a Chevy Impala. So it would seem, there are 4 usual suspects, and the number might still be growing, who knows.


I don’t see any spare connectors inside at all. What size mobo is in a Dell Optiplex GX?

TechSpot Account Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds. We have several of the GX here, but they are no Small form factor and i have added a second SATA hard drive to a couple of them withiout issue. I’ve never dell a second SATA drive.

Line integration is likely a cause or purpose for the appearance of your machine. Does anyone know if this PC can accept a second HD?

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Is this small form factor? Join the community hereit only takes a minute. I’ll have to open it up and look. And to make it even more interesting, my GX looks nothing like those.

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Join the community here. You must log in or sign up to reply here. The link you provided states that the has “Intel chipset”.


In reading this, I didn’t quite believe it, but: Just trying to extend the live of the lil bugger. They last time I added a second drive was IDE I believe and the optiplx cable has just lying there awaiting to be used.

I don’t recall if there was a SATA connection on the motherboard, if so that would be the way to go. Dell Optiplex GX beep code Sep 25, Opgiplex should add that the aesthetics or your machine seem to fall in line with Dell desktops, circa model The only thing that I can imagine Dell is del, is trying to provide continuity of purpose or price point with the attachment of the same model number. Maybe I’ll take a picture and post it just ot blow your minds!