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. Hawkeye22 a c 341 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. 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumDoes CD-R slow down hard drive on same cable? ForumDoes having more data on a hard drive slow it down ? ForumWill installing fallout 3 slow down my computer ? ForumWhat is the advantage of having "hot swappable hard drives " ForumDoes the Processor slow down overtime? Do they age and slow down ? ForumHELP! CD & DVD Drives slow down my system! ForumDoes slow CPU slow down gameplay? ForumHard Drive the cause of a slow computer ? ForumHard disk slow to start up - where does the fault lie? Forum3 sata hard drives and 2 sata dvd drives on 1 system, slow down ? ForumWhy does a bottleneck slow down the entire PC ForumWill having 2 monitors slow down my system if I.......? ForumComputer BSOD, now slow post, does not find boot device. ForumVery slow boot times after adding hard disc to system with SSD boot dr ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? ForumHard drive is recognized in BIOS but not by Windows repair disk ForumWhy doesn't my hard drive show full capacity on win xp? Forumkeep computer EXACTLY the same but have windows on a SSD ForumI cant access files on my new computer from my Western Digital My Book How do I ForumCan i put a disc from an external hard drive into my computer More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !