I have a couple of computer questions, but I’ll post them separately.
First one should be easy. I went to Tiger Direct and Micro Center in Chicago, but the people at the stores, don’t seem to get what I’m asking, so I’ll ask here.
I’m sure it’s me describing it wrong. What I need to know is what you call this part.
Here is the long of it.
In my compuer there is a mother board and space to connect FOUR sata devices. It came with two connected. One for the CD/DVD drive and one for the internal hard drive.
So far so good.
Then I added an additional hard drive. Now the orginal hard drive is in, for a lack of a better term, a “bay” or sorts.
When I went to add another hard drive I simply slid the extra drive into the “bay” and secured it in with screws and then connected it to the mother board.
Again all works fine.
Now I was thinking with the Christmas season coming up, I see a lot of SSD drives. What I would like to is buy a SSD and put my OS and programs on it. This should speed up the time it takes to boot right?
Anyway, I have a fourth sata connector on the motherboard, so that is not an issue.
Here’s my problem. Where the orignal hard drive was there was the “bay” device. It had two bays. One occupied by the orignal and now one occupied by the extra hard drive I put in.
So I went to the computer store to see if I could buy a “larger bay” with three spaces. That way I could put the orignal hard drive, the additional hard drive and the new SSD drive in, the one I’d like to purchase.
Now none of the clerks at the computer store seem to get what I am saying. They all think I’m looking for screws to mount the drive in the brackets. I tell them there are only two open slots or bays.
So does this make sense? Sorry to be so long, but I have trouble describing it. I guess I could just put the SSD drive in next to the others, but it won’t be secured in. And I don’t want to duct tape it in or anything like that?
Does anyone know what the “things” that holds the hard drives in place, in your computer is called. That is what I need to buiy. One that has three open bays.
I don’t want to remove the original hard drive as that is a 1tb storage and the other one I installed is a 2tb hard drive. I was planning on getting a much smaller (and cheaper) SSD drive, as I just need to run the O/S and some programs (like MS Office) off of it.