Is this small form factor? But in light of what was said above about heat, I think I will take that advice and just replace the one existing one with a bigger one. TechSpot Account Sign up for free , it takes 30 seconds. I’ll have to open it up and look. Join the community here.

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This is what it looks like: The only thing that I can imagine Dell is doing, is trying to provide continuity of purpose or price point with the attachment of the same model number. Nor do I see connectors around where the satx hard drive is.

Two form factors, one model. I’ve never added a second SATA drive. This just came up at Microcenter; http: I’ll have to open it up and look.

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We have several of the GX here, but they are no Small form factor and i have added a second SATA hard drive to a couple of them withiout issue. It can if you remove the floppy drive and mount the hard drive in that spot. I should add that the Dell in my link had a case that looked like yours, only a tower.


Intel didn’t sell one of those boards or chipsets without 4 SATA ports. Basically a stylistically similar effort to making a Chevy Nova, bear a family resemblance to optipplex Chevy Impala.

What size mobo is in a Dell Optiplex GX? Join the community here. Line integration is likely a cause or purpose for the appearance of your machine.

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Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds. Dell Optiplex GX beep code Sep 25, Does anyone know if this PC can accept a second HD?

Ask a question and give support. Already have an account? I assume I need to go out and get an IDE hardrive? I was looking for cables with connectors lying inside but I will see if there is an actual port on the board. In reading delk, I didn’t quite believe it, but: Maybe I’ll take a picture and post it just ot blow your minds! Last night I opened it up to see where a second drive would go and I don’t really see an obvious spot for one.


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Then there should be at least another SATA for a second hard drive, it would seem. No, create an account now. And to make it de,l more interesting, my GX looks nothing like those. But I don’t see spare cable just lying there.

TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users. But in light of what was said above about heat, I think I will take that advice and just replace the one existing one with a bigger one. Is this small optipoex factor? Add your comment to this article You need to be a member to leave a comment. They last time I added a second drive was IDE I believe and the ribbon cable has just lying there awaiting to be used.