So it would seem, there are 4 usual suspects, and the number might still be growing, who knows. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate. Just trying to extend the live of the lil bugger. I don’t see any spare connectors inside at all. No, create an account now. Does anyone know if this PC can accept a second HD? I’ve never added a second SATA drive.

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I should add that the aesthetics or your machine seem to fall in line with Dell desktops, circa model Is this small form factor?

This just came up at Microcenter; http: Your name or email address: TechSpot Account Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds.

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 satta remove the floppy drive and mount the hard drive in that spot.

Nor do I see connectors around where the current hard drive is. Just trying to extend the live of the lil bugger. Ask a question and give support. 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. And to make it even more interesting, my GX looks nothing like those. I’ve never added a second SATA drive.

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TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users. I don’t recall if there was zata SATA connection on the motherboard, if so that would be the way to go. Line integration is likely a cause or purpose for the appearance of your machine. I’ll have to open it up and look.

Add a second HD to Dell Optiplex GX280?

The link you provided states that the has “Intel chipset”. Then there should be at least another SATA for a second hard drive, it would seem.

Although IMODell might have had the foresight to include extra prefix and suffix letters in the model numbers for clarity’s sake. But I don’t see spare sataa just lying there.

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Dell Optiplex GX beep code Sep 25, Two form factors, one model. I assume I need to go out and get an IDE hardrive? Sats up for freeit takes 30 seconds. Certainly sounds like it is The few I have seen had heating issues, you might consider replacing current HD with larger capacity.

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Add your comment to this article You need to be a member to leave a comment. Intel didn’t sell one of those boards or chipsets without 4 SATA ports.

OEM Dell Optiplex Gx280 SFF Hard Drive SATA Cable C6354 0c6354

I was looking for cables with connectors lying inside but I will see if there is an actual port on the board. I don’t see any spare connectors inside at all. Join the community hereit hx280 takes a minute.

Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate. Maybe I’ll take a picture and post it just ot blow your minds! You must log in or sign up to reply here.

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. What size mobo is in a Dell Optiplex GX?