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boylebj1
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Additional Hard Drives

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I want to add two hard drives to my desktop. There is already a connection for one hard drive that can be used. Also, there is an open SATA port that can be used but no power connector. Can I use a power cable splitter to connect the second hard drive? Will the power supply handle it?

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@boylebj1,

There are supposed to be 2 power cables available to the motherboard. Each cable is specific to the needs.

1) One is an inline 4 pin for the ODD (DVD) drive. That cable ends with a 6pin mini SATA power plug.  Are you stating that cable has a 15pin SATA power plug ?   2) The other cable is s 2x2 cable with two 15 pin SATA power plugs.

 

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