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2 Sata Hard drives - One Sata port

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September 16, 2010 4:34:54 PM

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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a c 78 V Motherboard
September 16, 2010 9:49:49 PM
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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.
a c 715 V Motherboard
September 17, 2010 12:42:36 AM

^ 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=E...
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a c 78 V Motherboard
September 17, 2010 12:57:09 AM

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=E...

I believe the $10-$25 range is fine :)  , but that is all newegg's SATA cards; I think we should let him choose.
a c 715 V Motherboard
September 17, 2010 1:29:00 AM

^ 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.
September 27, 2010 12:26:13 AM

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.
October 4, 2010 12:49:22 AM

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