joecompute wrote:Looks like you can't add a second hard drive or a second DVD drive - it simply has no holders for them, and the front panel has no opening for a DVD add on drive. Might as well have a laptop.
I don't know about that, I mean, it's not meant to be, for instance some kind of freakish gaming rig where you can overclock 8 cores with 2MB cash and 2 threads each to 5.5ghz with water cooling and slap a few 4TBHDD's and a 1TB SSD or so in, and then maybe connect a crazy ass dual GPU with 12GB total video memory, and hell, put 192GB of 2133MHZ overclocked DDR3L SDRam in there, cause why the hell not?
Lol, in all seriousness though, it is sort of a bummer that you can't put another DVD or DVD Blueray drive in, but at the same time this computer is made for home entertainment, not poppin a entire kids quire season worth of CD's out in 5 minutes at 24X like some kind of CD factory, but I get that some people might want 2 disks in there at once, a movie and a software disk, or something, that and this isn't a bad rig for recording, accept maybe for the fan noise, but you'd probably want a more specialized piece of equipment to record CD's or DVD's with.
Not that many consumer desktops have an extra 5.25, but allot do have extra 3.5's so yeah, it is a bit annoying about the lack of at least 1 extra empty bay.
This computers 2|TB drive would be offset perfectly with a small 32GB or so SSD as a boot disk, or even another main drive.
But really, if you want the extra speed of an SSD, your better off grabbing a computer with a processor and motherboard that will take full advantage of it, this one excels at what it's made for, especially for the price, and at least the hard drive it comes with is higher quality and has a higher RPM and plenty of space.
But really for this little, who cares about stuff like that, it's cool enough that it has so much space and does blueray.
You may find a laptop faster than this one, but I doubt even that for this price, and I seriously doubt you will find one with all these multimedia capabilities.
But hey,if you find one, I'd buy it in no time, smiles.