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Does the 8653 A (SMVB) motherboard support two hard drives?

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Why did you make it so difficult?  Why not the computer model #.

If you have a Rother motherboard, SSID 8653, the simple answer is yes.  That board has 3 SATA data headers (DVD and HD occupied, so a spare header is there).  There should be a n unused SATA power plug on the power cable.  Follow the existing HD cabling.  The bigger is power, the smaller is the data cable.  Your will need 2 items:

1) SATA data cable

2) 4 6x32 thread, 1/4 screws for mounting harddrive.


Not knowing the exact model of this unit is perplexing.  Here is the HD cage (maybe)


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