New Storage HDD for Dell Optiplex 7450 - Recommendations Needed

I've just received a refurb Dell Optiplex 7450 off Ebay:

-Intel Core i7-7700 Quad @ 3.6 GHz
-DVD-RW Drive
-128 GB solid state drive (SSD)
-Windows 10 Professional, 64-bit
-5 USB 3.0 ports (4 back, 1 side)
-2 USB 2.0 ports (2 back)
-1 USB C port (side)

-Gigabit Ethernet port
-Intel Integrated Graphics
-HDMI out port
-HDMI in port
-Audio port (side)
-Built in webcam

I want to add a storage HDD. I'd toyed with a 500gb Samsung Evo 850 SSD but maybe I can get more bang for my buck. PC isn't used for gaming, mainly home PC for sharing media across my network, general web browsing and some MS Office activities.

Any >500gb options that have decent speed for moving files around & might cope with any spillover program files from the OS SSD?

Budget say $150ish?


  • Give your limited budget, get an external usb hdd

  • what budget should I set for something worthwhile internally?

    to clarify, I'm leaning to non SSD. I'd have thought $150 was ample?

    I have a load of 3.5" external USB HDDs, but would rather keep my desk a bit neater (hence why I bought an AIO PC)

  • First of all you need to check the only available 2.5" HDD bay is already populated. If the 128GB SSD is using this bay then your options are limited, either use an external HDD or replace the drive with a larger capacity SSD/HDD and use it for both OS and Storage.

    You can use this guide to open the back cover and check yourself:

    If the 2.5" bay is available(128GB SSD could be mSATA) then you can use any of these:
    I'd go for the largest capacity 7200RPM HDD available for your budget.

  • Curious, how much did you pay?

    • +1

      about $1k

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