03-17-2017 09:42 AM
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03-17-2017 07:12 PM
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.
HP Photosmart 6520 and HP Deskjet 1112
Custom 1151 socket Z270 Intel i7-7700k @4,600 Mhz, 16GB Corsair 3000 Mhz dimms
Corsair H75 water cooler, Corsair CS 650M power supply
RAID 0 (dual Samsung 960 EVO m.2 240GB) boot system
Dual Samsung 840 EVO SSDs 500GB data storage, Intel 750 PCIe SSD 400GB
MSI NVIDIA GTX 980TI 6GB, ASUS ROG PG279q @144 MHz
Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 Pro x64 in UEFI mode
03-18-2017 12:50 PM
yes this is where i have finally arrived at aswell
as a problem solver for me ... nice imaging btw
" If the PCIe x1 slot is open in your PC then you could add a PCIe card to provide additional SATA ports."
12-18-2017 02:35 PM - edited 12-18-2017 02:42 PM
> 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
for: Startech SATA Power Splitter 6in
priced at $5.66 CDN (approximately $1 USA)
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.
P.S. Your motherboard, as pictured in: https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c05331545
seems to have FIVE sockets for SATA devices.