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Want to add an internal hard drive to the hp d530 compaq. Is there any other way to fit it, besides removing floppy drive?

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It a slimline small form factor design and unfortunately you will not have a second 3.5" bay. I would recommend using a usb floppy because the use of a floppy drive is quite limited now

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Floppy drive ? A tech person can easily add an internal HD or CLONE your HD to a larger size with specific software. Cloning will copy everything and you don't lose anything. Most store will install and CLONE the HD for not much money.

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Yes you can also upgrade your drive, probably to a lot larger than 80.

The following is a link to the manual that you can download, in PDF format, that has information on upgrading/adding both memory and hard disks for the HP d530 SFF. It has both diagrams and instructions.

http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00059123/c00059123.pdf

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See the following Specs for your computer.
dotclear.gif HP Compaq Business d530 Ultra-Slim (Pentium 4 2.8GHz, 256MB RAM, 40GB HDD, XP Pro) Type Personal computer
  • Product Form Factor Ultra-slim desktop
  • Built-in Devices Speaker
  • Width 12.4 in
  • Depth 13.1 in
  • Height 2.8 in
  • Weight 15.4 lbs
  • Color Silver
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