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Omen 870-224 Power Supply Question

OMEN by HP 870-200
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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. 

 

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Hi

 

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.

 

Tom

 

Tom

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Am I confusing the two? I must mean the data cable then. It is the smaller of the two. Should I just get a pci-e sata card to plug the other drive into? 

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Hi

 

Yes, you are right.

 

The smaller connector is the SATA data cable. Get a SATA3 (6Gb/s) cable and you are in business.

 

You could do a PCIe card but it is not needed.

 

Tom

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