Can I add an internal hard drive to my HP computer if it already has a SSD 148 GB installed and I want to keep the SSD drive?

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What are the expandable [strike]memory[/strike] storage bays' capacities and can it accommodate multiple hard drives (like SSD drive + an internal hard drive)? If so, what would be the maximum [strike]memory[/strike] storage capacity?

Also what would be the maximum RAM [strike]memory[/strike] and how can this be achieved?

MY COMPUTER IS AN HP PAVILION DV6T-7000 THAT I ACQUIRED FOR $450 WITH ONLY THE SSD DRIVE AND ONLY 8 MB OF RAM. I NEED A LOT MORE MEMORY AND WAS WONDERING IF I COULD JUST ADD A HARD DRIVE AND MORE RAM MEMORY (DIMMS) AND HOW MUCH OF EACH WOULD THE COMPUTER'S SPECS AND PHYSICAL SPACE IN THE BAYS ALLOW.
 

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USING CAPS SO YOU CAN SEE IT EASIER

LOOKING AT YOUR MANUAL .... IT SEEMS THE ONLY WAY TO GET A 2ND HARD DRIVE INTO YOUR MACHINE IS TO REPLACE THE OPTICAL DRIVE WITH A HARD DRIVE CADDY (~$12). 1'VE DONE THIS ON ONE OF MY LAPTOPS ... IT WORKS GREAT AND IS VERY EASY TO DO. IT HELPS THAT I HAVE A USB EXTERNAL DVD BURNER SO ON THE RARE OCCASION THAT I NEED TO USE A DISK - IT'S NO BIG DEAL.


THINKING OF THE RAM - I'M QUITE SURE YOU'LL FIND THE 8GB YOU HAVE IS IN FACT 2 4GB STICKS. THAT'S A BIT ANNOYING BECAUSE IT MEANS FOR YOU TO GET TO 16 GB YOU WOULD HAVE TO BUY 2 8GB STICKS. YOUR OTHER OPTION WOULD BE TO BUY 1 8GB STICK AND THUS HAVE 12 GB OF RAM. ON THE PLUS SIDE, I THINK IT WOULD BE VERY EASY FOR YOU TO SELL THE 1 OR 2 STICKS OF 4GB RAM TO HELP OFFSET THE UPGRADE COST.
 

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Sure, if your notebook supports it you can place there anything you want, and if you want to know about your notebook, you need to tell us what name it has.
 

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MY COMPUTER IS AN HP PAVILION DV6T-7000 THAT I ACQUIRED FOR $450 WITH ONLY THE SSD DRIVE AND ONLY 8 MB OF RAM. I NEED A LOT MORE MEMORY AND WAS WONDERING IF I COULD JUST ADD A HARD DRIVE AND MORE RAM MEMORY (DIMMS) AND HOW MUCH OF EACH WOULD THE COMPUTER'S SPECS AND PHYSICAL SPACE IN THE BAYS ALLOW.
 

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Your notebook should have 2 dimm slots, so you can have max 16gb of ram. As for another hard drive, you can either install it instead of cd/dvd in drive bay or ther should be free msata slot for ssd.
 

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I'M SORRY YOU DON'T LIKE CAPS! I AM VERY DISABLED AND HARD OF SEEING AND HEARING. PLUS, I ONLY HAVE VERY LIMITED USE OF MY LEFT (NON-DOMINANT) HAND DUE TO 3 STROKES. CAPS IS EASIER TO TYPE THAN UPPER AND LOWER CASE AS I DON'T HAVE TO USE INITIAL CAPS FOR NAMES, PERSONAL PRONOUNS, ETC. AGAIN, I'M SO SORRY IF MY USE OF ALL CAPS OFFENDS YOU! I HAVE PHYSICAL DISABILITIES REQUIRING ME TO USE ALL CAPS. IF THIS IS DEEMED UNACCEPTABLE, I WILL HAVE TO LEAVE AND FIND SOMEONE ELSE TO HELP THAT IS MORE COOPERATIVE AND UNDERSTANDING OF MY DISABILITIES AND WILLING TO WORK WITH ME IN SPITE OF THEM.
 

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I'M GLAD ABOUT THE RAM ANSWER. I'M UNCLEAR AS TO THE OTHER ANSWER. ARE YOU SAYING I CAN HAVE EITHER A MSATA OR A SSD DRIVE? I DO NOT WANT TO LOSE MY DVD/CD DRIVE, SO USING THAT BAY WOULD NOT BE AN AGREEABLE SOLUTION. I ALREADY HAVE THE SSD DRIVE; I WAS WONDERING IF MY COMPUTER SUPPORTED AN ADDITIONAL SATA HARD DRIVE IN ADDITION TO MY CURRENT SSD DRIVE. (SORRY IF MY USE OF ALL CAPS OFFENDS YOU! AS I EXPLAINED TO THE MODERATOR, I HAVE PHYSICAL DISABILITIES REQUIRING ME TO USE ALL CAPS. IF THIS IS DEEMED UNACCEPTABLE, I WILL HAVE TO LEAVE AND FIND SOMEONE ELSE TO HELP THAT IS MORE COOPERATIVE AND UNDERSTANDING OF MY DISABILITIES AND WILLING TO WORK WITH ME IN SPITE OF THEM.)
 

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USING CAPS SO YOU CAN SEE IT EASIER

LOOKING AT YOUR MANUAL .... IT SEEMS THE ONLY WAY TO GET A 2ND HARD DRIVE INTO YOUR MACHINE IS TO REPLACE THE OPTICAL DRIVE WITH A HARD DRIVE CADDY (~$12). 1'VE DONE THIS ON ONE OF MY LAPTOPS ... IT WORKS GREAT AND IS VERY EASY TO DO. IT HELPS THAT I HAVE A USB EXTERNAL DVD BURNER SO ON THE RARE OCCASION THAT I NEED TO USE A DISK - IT'S NO BIG DEAL.


THINKING OF THE RAM - I'M QUITE SURE YOU'LL FIND THE 8GB YOU HAVE IS IN FACT 2 4GB STICKS. THAT'S A BIT ANNOYING BECAUSE IT MEANS FOR YOU TO GET TO 16 GB YOU WOULD HAVE TO BUY 2 8GB STICKS. YOUR OTHER OPTION WOULD BE TO BUY 1 8GB STICK AND THUS HAVE 12 GB OF RAM. ON THE PLUS SIDE, I THINK IT WOULD BE VERY EASY FOR YOU TO SELL THE 1 OR 2 STICKS OF 4GB RAM TO HELP OFFSET THE UPGRADE COST.
 
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