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wiring up 2 sata hdds

by freq27 / January 26, 2008 6:38 PM PST

I have two sata hdd,s and I am uncertain as how to put the connections to them. I have one sata connector on the PSU. and I need to be able to connect the 2nd hdd. I have a sata lead with a white connector (as the std PSU connectors) also the same lead has a Mobo sata plug attatched.it is a 3 way lead so to speak. I dont want to cause any damage to the system, I have always bee a ribbon tape person with the older pcs. Can any forum member give details of wiring two SATA hdds.

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If your PSU doesn't have enough SATA connectors
by VAPCMD / January 27, 2008 12:24 AM PST
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Infor on SATA.
by ahtoi / January 27, 2008 3:02 AM PST
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Sata needs a power connection and data connections. Power connection (connected to the PS); if it doesn't have enough sata connection/s then power splitter and sata adapter will be needed.

Now the data connection/s; SATA don't have primary, secondary, slave , or master but rather classified as sata 1, 2, 3, etc. and if the motherboard don't have sata connection (data) then a sata controller can be use. Good luck.

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