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Adding a HDD to my system

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January 25, 2013 10:57:41 AM

I have a 3TB External Drive USB 3.0. can this be plugged into the mobo using standard cables? input, please and thank you.

Alienware X51

Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz (8MB Cache) with Hyper-Threading and Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
16GB (2 X 8GB) Dual Channel DDR3 up to 1600MHz
1.5GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660
256GB SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive

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January 25, 2013 11:21:59 AM

Yup, sure can. I don't know what form factor it is so you might have troubles fitting it if its not 3.5" (IE one of those "hip sleek slim" (read as notebook drives) USB externals)
January 25, 2013 11:33:22 AM

small form factor. I am thinking to use this externally, as it has it's own fan and power supply. still do-able?
February 1, 2013 2:35:00 AM

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