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Purchased new HP PC. How can I mount additional drive internally - no brackets/slots available? (Transfer from old PC with personal data etc.)
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  1. johns8555 said:
    Purchased new HP PC. How can I mount additional drive internally - no brackets/slots available? (Transfer from old PC with personal data etc.)


    If it's only temporary, get an external drive enclosure so you can plug it into USB, when you are done, its now a really big flash drive.

    Also, you can contact HP, they often have bigger drive racks / secondary racks available, so long as the computer has the internal space for it.

    Separate pci-express sata controllers are available too.
  2. If all you want to do is transfer files, and then remove the drive, there really is no need to mount it at all. Just open the case, plug the drive in and copy the data. Once the data has been copied, remove the drive and close the case. I agree about the external enclosure - make it an external drive and you have a backup device.
  3. ss202sl said:
    If all you want to do is transfer files, and then remove the drive, there really is no need to mount it at all. Just open the case, plug the drive in and copy the data. Once the data has been copied, remove the drive and close the case. I agree about the external enclosure - make it an external drive and you have a backup device.



    This is true, so long as you have a spot to plug it into the motherboard, and you don't knock the computer over once charge is applied to the circuits, you don't need to screw it in nicely. The hard drive will do just fine sitting on the bottom of the case so long as you leave the hard drive's circuit board laying face up and not touching anything it will short circuit on.
  4. Thanks to all. Will purhase external docking station/usb and suffer!
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