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2 Sata Hard drives - One Sata port

Hello,

I have 2 HD's to hook up and only 1 Sata port on the motherboard. How do I do this? Is there a splitter for sata data? I know there is for power.
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    You will only be able to install one SATA HDD if you have only 1 SATA connector on the motherboard. If you have an empty PCI slot, you can buy a SATA card and attach other SATA drives to that.
  2. ^ Yeah we really narrowed "that search" down, my Mountain Dew came out my nose when I saw Adaptec & HighPoint RocketRAID in the list for ~ $1400!

    Depending on what PCI you have available $10-$25 range; get one with at least 2 internal {1 external is an option}:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=40000073%204093&IsNodeId=1&Description=sata%202%20card&bop=And&Order=RATING&PageSize=20
  3. jaquith said:
    ^ Yeah we really narrowed "that search" down, my Mountain Dew came out my nose when I saw Adaptec & HighPoint RocketRAID in the list for ~ $1400!

    Depending on what PCI you have available $10-$25 range; get one with at least 2 internal {1 external is an option}:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=40000073%204093&IsNodeId=1&Description=sata%202%20card&bop=And&Order=RATING&PageSize=20

    I believe the $10-$25 range is fine :) , but that is all newegg's SATA cards; I think we should let him choose.
  4. ^ I wasn't criticizing, in fact it just was funnier than hell when I imagined a $80 mATX with a $1,500 RAID card 1/2 it size + needing support to carry it.
  5. There was actually an empty port hiding behind one on the edge. When I really started looking hard, I pulled the cable out of the one on the edge and there was an empty port behind it so I plugged in my HD and away I went. I bought a Hitachi 2TB and it was DOA, what a bummer, but I returned it and I'm waiting for a replacement.

    Thanks for all of your help.
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