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We're pleased to report that there's a standard SATA hard drive connector in here—and attached to it, a standard SATA hard drive.

It took a little work to get here, but it seems there is indeed a complete storage upgrade path for your $3,000-4,000 desktop machine. As there should be.

It's nothing fancy, but here are the specs on this 2.5" laptop hard drive:

Seagate Spinpoint M8 ST1000LM024 5400 RPM, 1 Terabyte, SATA 3.0 Gb/s hard drive

Yep, the spec sheet says this is a SATA II drive. Surprising? A bit. Lame? Kind of. Fixable? Probably—but someone will need to swap in a SATA III drive and run some read/write tests to verify.

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