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Adding a third hard drive.
PugsOnParade09  posted on Jul 16, 2013 8:58:26 PM - Report post

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I was wondering how this would work. Or if it even could. My computer is custom made. I have windows on a samsung ssd 830 series and my data on a Barracuda ST30000DM0​01 9YN166. I have an intel core i5-3570K cpu and a sabertooth z77 motherboard. The guys who built my computer are against raid set ups staing if 1 drive goes, you lose everything. My data drive though is filling up fast. Is a third data drive even possible at some point or would I have to move to a raid setup? I'm wondering what some opinions are!
KingEli  posted on Jul 16, 2013 10:18:22 PM - Report post

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You can add even 3 more hdd's as long as you have the room for them.
Nice MB btw..
Neo7  posted on Jul 16, 2013 10:27:44 PM - Report post

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You can add as many drives to your computer as however many SATA ports you have on your motherboard. RAID setup is not required. Note that if you have a CD-Drive, that will be taking up one of the SATA ports.

[Edited by Neo7, 7/16/2013 10:28:20 PM]

AdmiralThrawn  posted on Jul 17, 2013 4:13:10 AM - Report post

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If you have a single DVD drive, with two hard drives already, you can add 5 hard drives to your computer.

I have the same motherboard; it has 8 SATA ports.

Just buy a 3Tb Western Digital Green from Amazon. It's a crapton of space.

PugsOnParade09  posted on Jul 17, 2013 6:54:42 PM - Report post

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Thanks everyone! I'm glad adding another hard drive won't be a huge hassle. I'll have to wait a bit anyhow, the steam summer sale has drained much of my funds. lol
ServiusTheBear  posted on Jul 18, 2013 4:37:18 AM - Report post

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Well if possible. Get a raptor drive for your games a nice fast speed of 10k rpm. Considering SSD's are pricey as Well the ones I want are for the size. For storing data seagate or WD will do you nicely. I believe you can get 4tb now.
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