HP Pavilion p6-2302ea - adding a second hard drive is internal.

Model: HP Pavilion p6-2302ea:

Product no.: C3T77EA #ABU:

How can I add a second internal hard drive to the chassis. There seems to be a single hard disk. I have to buy an internal drive caddy?


If you were you, I would consider adding an SSD for a boot drive. Really, you won't need a caddy for one SSD because you can use strips to hold it in place.

Alternatively, you can consider removing the DVD drive and buy a cart to put the new drive (spinner old HDD) sink to replace.

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