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Post Date: 2018-08-10

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    Posted: 10 Aug 2018 at 10:04am
My 7 1/2 year old Digital Storm desktop (order #15192) is still going strong, but running out of space on 160Gb Intel SSD (C drive). I also have two 1TB hard drives. Wondering if I can fit a 4th drive (SSD) in this chassis, and which of today's SSDs are compatible with my old hardware and come recommended if I simply replace the old Intel SSD? For example, do I need SATA 3G compatibility?

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Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Cooler Master 942 HAF X Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40GHz (Unlocked CPU for Extreme Overclocking) (Quad Core)
Motherboard: ASUS P8P67 (Intel P67 Chipset) (Features USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s) System Memory: 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested) Power Supply: 750W Corsair TX (Dual SLI Compatible) Expansion Bay: - No Thanks Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (160GB Solid State (By: Intel) (Model: X25-M MLC Edition) (Extreme Performance) Set 1 Raid Options: - No Thanks Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: 1x (1TB Western Digital Caviar (7200 RPM) (64MB Cache) (Model: Black Edition WD1002FAEX) Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: 1x (1TB Western Digital Caviar (7200 RPM) (64MB Cache) (Model: Black Edition WD1002FAEX) Optical Drive 1: DVD-R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 24x / CD-Writer 48x) Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections) Video Card: 1x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB (Includes PhysX Technology) Add-on Card: - No Thanks Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio Extreme Cooling: AIR: Stage 2: Noctua NH-D14 Extreme Performance (Does NOT fit on the regular EVGA X58 3X SLI)
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  Quote Nomad1970 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Aug 2018 at 7:57pm
You have multiple drive bays, you just need to find the wiring to hook up more drives.
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C.M. 942 HAF X
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Noctua NH-D14 SE2011
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16GB DDR3 1600MHz
EVGA GTX 1080 Ti
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240GB Corsair SSD
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Aug 2018 at 2:31pm
Yes, you have SATA 6GB, so you should be fine with any internal SSD you want to install. You'd just plug it in to the same cables from the old SSD, but there should be other cabling available. I'm pretty sure DS would include cabling for all the bays, and that case has a bunch.

The preferred unit here would be a Samsung 860 EVO in whatever size you need. Highly reliable and 5 year warranty.
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  Quote BillS Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Aug 2018 at 8:18pm
Thanks Cretae, that's very helpful.

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