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Old 05-02-2012, 03:28 AM   #1
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when installing a extra HDD what wires will I need? and are they normalley included w/ the purchase of HDD here;s what I'm concidering.

I know I'll need a SATA for data will I also need a power wire?
please respond w/ links of the wires I'll need.

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I would assume the SATA cable will be included with the hard drive.

The power cable will be already attached to your power supply in the computer. You need to check to make sure that your power supply has an appropriate connector for a SATA device.
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I would assume the SATA cable will be included with the hard drive.

The power cable will be already attached to your power supply in the computer. You need to check to make sure that your power supply has an appropriate connector for a SATA device.
SATA cable is almost never included with a bare drive.
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Guess I didn't pay enough attention. Just assumed it was a normal hard drive order. Sorry. You will need to pick up a sata cable then as well. Please verify that your motherboard has a sata connection on it.
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yes my MOBO has 6SATA ports 3 are used so I plan on eventualley adding 3 HDD

are you Guy's saying there are allready power connections there?

please post links of the cables I'll need.
here's a look at the inside of my new PC. do you Guy's see any power connections?

also the orginal HDD is to the right of my thumb are the 2 slots below for the 2 extra HDDs? and will I have to unplug the orginale HDDs SATA cable to fit the additionalle drives in?
edit I do know to completely power down before I install a HDD.

edit what do you Guy's think about my choice in extra stroage (remember this is a home threater PC, I've read that a audio video type HDD is preferred however they are like twice the cost of a regular HDD any thoughts?
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A/V hard drive? Never heard of one. Got a link?

You have your thumb on the power connectors.
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yes audio video HDD that are designed to stay on 24/7 post link later.
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It would appear that just below your thumb is the power connection you will need for the new HDD. Can anyone verify this.

As for a SATA cable to connect it to the MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812296311 although you could get it from whichever store/online retailer you prefer.
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It would appear that just below your thumb is the power connection you will need for the new HDD. Can anyone verify this.

As for a SATA cable to connect it to the MOBO: Newegg.com - Cables To Go 6 " 7-pin 180 to 90 1-Device Serial ATA Cable Model 10189 although you could get it from whichever store/online retailer you prefer.
Looks right to me.
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