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OMEN by HP Obelisk Desktop PC - 875-0014
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

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I just bought an OMEN by HP Obelisk Desktop PC - 875-0014.  I want to add an SSD to the second (open) 3.5" bay. I know that I need to buy a SATA III cable and can use the spare included SATA power cable. Do I need to purchase a mounting bracket or 2.5" to 3.5" adapter? Or, does the included hardware allow for easy install of a 2.5" SSD?

 

Thinking to add Samsung - 860 EVO in 500GB or 1TB size. Do I need to format or install anything additional if I do not plan to install the OS on this drive or transfer any content I already have on another drive?

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Hello @nicol3 

 

Pages 16-17 of the manual explains how the hard drive would be mounted.

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c06140594

 

I dont know if the mounting screws are included with the Obelisk, but the tray/caddy should be there according to the images in the manual.

If the screws are not stashed in a package when you purchased the pc, you will want to buy some. Although double sided tape would work also.

Then you would connect a sata cable that you provide, as you pointed out. There will be a sata power cable from the PSU that also needs to be connected.

 

Once done, boot up the PC. If you only want to use the drive as data storage, there is nothing special that needs to be done.

It may or may not be usable yet. You can go to Disk Management and intialize and format the drive if needed.

https://www.easeus.com/partition-manager-software/initialize-a-hard-drive-ssd.html

 

Is this what you needed to know?

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Thank you @Photoray002 for the quick response and detailed answer. This is exactly what I was looking for and helps me out a lot!

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