12-21-2017 10:22 AM
Just got the Omen 870-224 on sale at Best to replace an 8-year Dell XPS I've been Frankensteining for years. Happy with the machine, but when I went to put in my SSD as my main drive I see a bunch of SATA connections, but no extra power connection for the drive. Does the power supply have one I'm not seeing? Are there other options to power the second hdd? I really don't want to buy a new power supply for a new computer, but I don't understand why I would have all the connectors for more drives and no power options. Any help is appreciated. Right now I'm only running on the 240gb ssd until I figure out how to power up the 1tb hdd without unplugging another component. Thank you.
12-21-2017 11:14 AM
That is very unusual.
There should be two or three SATA device power connectors on one power supply (PS) cable. Check the unused PS cabling for a second SATA power cable.
The SATA data cable is point to point. You would need a second data cable.