Extra internal hard drive!

By jon9989
Apr 6, 2007
  1. Hello all,
    Other than having a external hard drive, can I have 3 internal hard drive and if yes how?
    Thank you for your responds.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Yes, you can have any number of internal hard drives. All you need is a place to mount them, power and a controller to connect them to.

    How? Just see if you have all of the above, buy and connect the thing :)
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Oh, and don't forget that you'll need space for them in ur PC too.
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,702   +1,886

    Like The Glade Air Freshener Commercial Song Says.....

    "Plug it in, plug it in...." (you must be from the US (I Think) to reference that joke)). Although, some (many) Micro ATX cases (OEM in particular) only have 2 bays in the HDD cage.
  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    With proper rails (or by attaching only one edge) you can use the 5.25" bays no problem. Also, one can take a drill to the case and make as many screw holes as they want :D
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    What exactly do you mean by the rails part Nodsu? And if you attach only one edge, won't it move around in the case and break off or something? I want to know because I want to separate my Raptors from the other two drives coz they get quite hot and I don't want so much heat concentrated together.
  7. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    By rails I mean pieces of metal that attach to the edges of the hard drive and make it wider so that it fits the 5.25" bay.

    Like these:

    There is absolutely no problem with mounting the hard drive from one edge only as long as you use 2 or 3 screws. You will actually reduce noise, because the hard drve won't be transferring that much vibration to the case.
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