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adding a SATA hard drive to the HP p6230y... where's the power?

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There is an extra bay to add an extra drive.  So we got one, opened it up with no problem.  I found an extra data plug for the drive, but there wasn't an extra power plug for it.  Am I missing one?

it's odd that there's an extra SATA data plug but not a power for it.

 

or do I have to go get some kind of an adaptor?

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The stock power supply likely only has two SATA power adapters - one for the dvd drive, one for the hard drive.  You will need an adapter to install your new hd.  Depending on what upgrades you want to do in the future, you may just want to buy a new power supply...
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You should have spare molex connectors, if so, get yourself one of these

 

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Yeah, I have one spare data plug, but no spare power.  that's the odd thing.  I guess I'll have to buy an adapter or something.
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If the HDD you bought was a retail box version, there should be a SATA data cable along with a power adapter with it. If you bought a bulk OEM HDD, then these items would not be included.
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