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Adding hard drive ideacentre 720-18ASU

2018-04-14, 15:01 PM

Pardon me if I don't fully explain or understand the terminology. The AMD desktop I purchased last summer has 128 GB M.2 SSD + 1TB 7200rpm hard drive. I use the computer mainly for photographs, most are 25-30 MB. I am needing more storage. Can I add another hard drive, while continuing to use the existing hard drive and add a larger than 1TB? If so please suggest a hard drive and can it be easily done. Thank you

 

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2018-04-14, 15:03 PM

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Re: Adding hard drive ideacentre 720-18ASU

2018-04-19, 18:36 PM

I quess this is not a forum with answers,  so heading down to RadioShack. 

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Re: Adding hard drive ideacentre 720-18ASU

2018-05-30, 18:09 PM
I swapped out the 1 TB drive for a larger 3 TB drive without issues.

I was disappointed to find out that that you cannot add a second HD to the unit. There are not sufficient SATA ports on the MB. Also, no addtional power pigtail.
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Re: Adding hard drive ideacentre 720-18ASU

2018-05-30, 18:51 PM

I thought about doing as you did. I opted to swap out the SSD for the Samsung 960 EVO m.2 1TB. I do post editing RAW photo files, so I went for speed at a greater cost. Good to know you are happy with your HD.

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2018-07-04, 16:53 PM

Hi. Was it hard to swap out the ssd? I took off the left side panel (opposite the motherboard) just now and got a very obstructed-looking view of the m.2 port. Thanks.

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Re: Adding hard drive ideacentre 720-18ASU

2018-09-10, 14:55 PM

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I thought about doing as you did. I opted to swap out the SSD for the Samsung 960 EVO m.2 1TB. I do post editing RAW photo files, so I went for speed at a greater cost. Good to know you are happy with your HD.


I'm looking to do something similar with my 720-18ASU. Can you please share your steps on how you put in a new primary hard drive (the SSD) and kept the OS + applications intact? I've searched for this online, but want to know what is easy and practical without having to reinstall OS or apps...

 

Thank you!

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