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CharlieB81
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adding another HDD- but no power socket spare

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HP ENVY Desktop - 795-0007na
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hi,

 

i'm looking to add an additional internal hard drive to my desktop (already have external drives and its getting cluttered)

 

there are spare drive bays, there's even a spare 'HDD 3' SATA connector, but there isn't a spare power connector for another drive.

 

i cant find any power splitter cables that fit either- the one on the mother board is a 6 pin rectangular socket rather than.

 

is there a way to add an additional HDD, if so how can i go about this?

 

thanks in advance

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cheers for the reply- having had another look though its even easier to resolve....

Turns out that the tower already has spare connector ports and cables- the confusion was caused because the cables were the same as those connected already and the  ends were  curled up behind the existing HDD making it look like they were the feed for it.

 

Wasnt until i removed the current HDD that i found it had another power connected directly behind it and the 'dead' ends of the spare cables hidden away

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that is a common problem on HP desktops , non ATX spec, that if was has all those cables there for sure.

they do sell on ebay 15pin splitters, power,

the question is, does HP have  cable upgrade for this.

the HP parts server shows the 2 cables here in cell 1

buy that? 22275-001  (shows not in stock HHD2)

 

https://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.aspx?type=PROD&SearchText=4FQ76EA

 

others HERE asked the same exact question see here

 

https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/HP-Envy-795-series-NEW-info/td-...

 

only HP cables work the 6pin mobo jack HDD2.  if using wrong cable it shorts the PSU 5v or 12v lines.

do not use wrong cables to 6 pins. jacks.

 

the jacks are label,  read them  HDD1, HDD2, and ODD. on mobo white silkscreened words.

do not short the PSU out using wrong cables, or use 15pin Y splitter cable as those are generic SATA power.

 

NO warranty answers by me.
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cheers for the reply- having had another look though its even easier to resolve....

Turns out that the tower already has spare connector ports and cables- the confusion was caused because the cables were the same as those connected already and the  ends were  curled up behind the existing HDD making it look like they were the feed for it.

 

Wasnt until i removed the current HDD that i found it had another power connected directly behind it and the 'dead' ends of the spare cables hidden away

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