Does having 3 hard drives slow down your computer Tags: Hard Drives Computers Storage Last response: February 13, 2013 11:28 AM in Storage Share newhere22 February 12, 2013 8:19:33 PM im having now 3 hard drives all of them sata can that slow down my computer cpu and ram? More about : hard drives slow computer phil22 a c 79 G Storage February 13, 2013 7:04:47 AM No, not at all. However, the more hard drives you install, the more load it puts on the PSU so you need to make sure it's powerful enough in terms of output wattage. A PSU which is only just able to supply what the entire system requires (and will therefore be running at it's maximum all the time) will soon fail. m 0 l Hawkeye22 a c 371 G Storage February 13, 2013 11:22:37 AM As Phill22 stated, not a problem. I have four internal and two external hard drives and have no slow downs. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer vrumor a b G Storage February 13, 2013 11:28:24 AM Unless of course, they are 3 slow drives to start with. If you are getting progressively slower, most likely you are way too fragmented and need to defrag your HDD. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Does having more data on a hard drive slow it down? Forum SolvedWill compressing my hard drive slow the computer down? Forum 3 sata hard drives and 2 sata dvd drives on 1 system, slow down? Forum Does CD-R slow down hard drive on same cable? Forum Hard drive possibly dying - computer slowing down significantly Forum SolvedDoes the number of connections to an ethernet switch slow down the speed of computers connection? Forum SolvedHow much does my CPU slow down my computer? Forum Having Trouble Switching Hard Drives From One Computer To The Other Forum SolvedSlow down/Hard drive problems Forum Hard drive keeps on busy slowing down computer after booting up Forum Solvedtrying to build a computer with an old hard drive but having problems Forum SolvedGigabyte x58a-ud3r having trouble posting two hard drives Forum SolvedWhy does moving my mouse in firefox slow down my computer Forum Does Java slow down your computer? Forum WD Elements external hard drive gets extremely slow after falling down. Forum Why does plugging my internet cable slow down my computer? Forum SolvedHard drive overheats, responds slow and does not create a system image Forum SolvedHow does one get a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 to detect SATA hard drives? Forum SolvedComputer does not recognize additional hard drives Forum SolvedMy computer is running slow after upgrading from a 500gb to a 1tb hard drive Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !