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Gruntfuttock02
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3rd hard drive cradle

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OMEN 30L Desktop GT13-0046na
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Ive got a spare cradle in the above computer and what appears to be a data cable for it but not a power cable. The cradle that is being used for my second hard drive has both but I want to add a 3rd hard drive but cant see how.1 lead1 lead2 leads2 leads

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old_geekster
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@Gruntfuttock02 , welcome to the Community.

 

There are two SATA ports on the motherboard:

 

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Item 14 is the Primary SATA port and Item 15 is the secondary SATA port.  I believe the current HDD should be connected to Item 14.  You can connect the second SATA data cable to Item 15 and use a SATA power cable splitter for the SATA power to the third drive: https://www.amazon.com/Electop-SATA-Power-Splitter-Female/dp/B014YKTDKO/ref=asc_df_B014YKTDKO/?tag=h...

 

The one in my link may not be long enough for your purpose, but you should be able to find one that is longer.

 

Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

 

 



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old_geekster
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@Gruntfuttock02 , welcome to the Community.

 

There are two SATA ports on the motherboard:

 

old_geekster_0-1613762124584.png

 

Item 14 is the Primary SATA port and Item 15 is the secondary SATA port.  I believe the current HDD should be connected to Item 14.  You can connect the second SATA data cable to Item 15 and use a SATA power cable splitter for the SATA power to the third drive: https://www.amazon.com/Electop-SATA-Power-Splitter-Female/dp/B014YKTDKO/ref=asc_df_B014YKTDKO/?tag=h...

 

The one in my link may not be long enough for your purpose, but you should be able to find one that is longer.

 

Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

 

 



I am not an HP Employee!!
Intelligence is God given. Wisdom is the sum of our mistakes!!
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