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Installing Second SATA drive


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sporty540

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I have a new Dell e510 with one SATA drive. Power connector will support a second drive in the next bay, but the data cable only supports one drive (apparently). Data cable routes directly to motherboard and has one connector (I'm used to IDE cables that allow you to connect 2 devices).

How do I install a second SATA drive? Is there a SATA cable that will support 2 drives, or do I need a separate controller, or what?

thanks for any help you can give!!
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You have to get another cable (usually mobo's come with 2 but it's from dell... so) not that expansive. Look around too maybe you can find a HD that comes with one. make sure that your mobo has 2 SATA ports
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Thanks - with my (bad) eyes, I didn't see there was a second SATA port on the mobo, but sure enough, it's there - I've already got the drive, so I'll just find a cable.

Thank you!!!!
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