Installing 3-rd hard drive in the bay under the floppy drive (Dell Dimension 8400)

Discussion in 'Dell' started by John_Doe, Dec 25, 2004.

  1. John_Doe

    John_Doe Guest

    Anyone tried it and had any problems in the long term ? All 3 drives
    are Seagate SATA 160 GB with NCQ. I just installed it successfully, but
    am a little bit concerned with heat dissipation.

    Maybe I should remove floppy drive to let this hard drive "breathe"
    easier ? I realize that floppy drive doesn't generate any heat by
    itself considering it's always off, this is just to increase an
    airflow. If I do remove it - should I leave the plastic cover with a
    slot for floppy or replace it with the cover without the opening ?

    I know I can get USB floppy in case if I ever need one. Anyone knows if
    USB floppy is equivalent to the "regular" floppy for boot/OS setup
    purposes in this particular computer ?
     
    John_Doe, Dec 25, 2004
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  2. John_Doe

    Paul Knudsen Guest

    Hard Drives were mounted next to floppy drives for years. There
    shouldn't be any problem. How often do you use a floppy these days
    anyway? Now, maybe if it was right under a DVD burner, I'd be
    concerned.
     
    Paul Knudsen, Dec 27, 2004
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