- Feb 23, 2019
- HP 6300 SFF
- HD 4000
Thanks for reply Micallle , great to hear that i can add up to 8 drives , wow!And if you need more ports for some reason you can add a PCI SATA card. You could easily fit 8 2.5" drives in the SFF case (2 in each 3.5" bay and 4 in the 5.25" bay.) The power connector on the motherboard is non-standard, but there are ways to use the second power connector that have been covered in various 8300 threads.
But for now i just like to add 2 extra drives to my single main 120GB SSD , to have 3 SSDs for Triple Boot ( MAC, Win, Linux ) ,
I've bought 2 Kingston SSD SUV500 120GB 2.5" SATA 3.0 (6Gb/s)
HP6300_Hardware_Reference_Guide tells that there are 4 SATA ports:
1 SATA 3.0 port , 2 SATA 2.0 ports and 1 eSATA port .
reading from web search :
"SATA 2.0 provides half the speed of SATA 3.0 – 3GB/s to 6GB/s respectively"
..that leaves me with only 1 SATA 3.0 (6Gb/s) port that is occupied by the main SSD.
so i guess there is no way to get max speed performance out of new Kingston SSDs ( SATA3.0) on SATA 2.0 ports?
Or should add any PCI SATA 3.0 Low Profile card in order to get extra SATA 3.0 ports?