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Re: OMEN by HP Desktop PC - 870-119

I know! That's what others say!

 

Please click “Accept as Solution” on the post that solves your issue to help others find the same solution.
Click the “Thumbs Up” to say “Thanks” for helping!

 

(pun intended)

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Re: OMEN by HP Desktop PC - 870-119

part surfer was a dead end for this issue

 

however seems to be a good resource if you repairing and looking for HP replacement parts

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Re: OMEN by HP Desktop PC - 870-119

Hi,

 

If you look carefully at the below image, you will see that the OMEN 870-1xx series is provisioned to support three (3) physical hard drives. If you want use more three SATA devices then I suggest that you not use the optical drive if installed but instead use a USB connected optical drive. I even ran into this situation of not having enough SATA ports on a Z270 chipset motherboard and elected to use an USB optical drive.  I seldom use optical these days and more and more PCs are being sold without optical drives.  Optical is a dying technology. However if may still be beneficial to you. If the PCIe x1 slot is open in your PC then you could add a PCIe card to provide additional SATA ports.

 

omen 850-1xx drive cage.jpg

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Message 14 of 15 (613 Views)

Re: OMEN by HP Desktop PC - 870-119

yes this is where i have finally arrived at aswell

 

as a problem solver for me ... nice imaging btw

 

and this

 

" If the PCIe x1 slot is open in your PC then you could add a PCIe card to provide additional SATA ports."

 

nice option/idea 

 

thanx

 

 

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Re: OMEN by HP Desktop PC - 870-119

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>  does anyone know where i can find an extra power supply on the mobo (or elsewhere on the harness)  to add a third drive in the spare 3rd  bay

 

Simple solution:   https://www.ncix.com/detail/startech-sata-power-splitter-6in-15-106638.htm

for: Startech SATA Power Splitter 6in

priced at $5.66 CDN (approximately $1 USA)   Smiley Wink

 

 

 

Connect the "middle" to one of your existing power leads, and each "end" to one of the SATA devices.

 

Edit: given how physically close that the connectors on the disk-drives are to the side-panel, it might be a tight fit to connect the SATA power connectors to the disk-drive, and then "curl" the wires away from the side-panel.

 

QED.

 

 P.S. Your motherboard, as pictured in: https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c05331545

seems to have FIVE sockets for SATA devices.

 

 

 

 

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