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Windows 7: Install 2 ssd's on a system without the correct cables :(

16 Nov 2014   #1
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 
Install 2 ssd's on a system without the correct cables :(

Hi,
Please help me find appropriate cables to pigtail off my existing ones to install 2 ssd's in a single hdd bay,
The bracket for the two ssd's is easy enough or the use of Velcro
But the cables I'm not at all sure of for the psu which is built into the tinny psu
The motherboard I'm not sure if a splitter exists to use the same cable or would it connect directly to the motherboard and split from there ?
Thanks for any direct links to my needs Newegg/ Amazon.. Amazon is where I saw the dbl bracket for the ssd's,
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16 Nov 2014   #2
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Mike, the power splitter is no problem. Those are easy to come by. The problem is a splitter for the data cable. I have never seen one and don't know if you would want to use one. You would be running 2 SSDs from one port and performance would suffer a lot, I'm sure.

This is what you need for the power splitter StarTech PYO2SATA 6" SATA Power Y Splitter Cable - Newegg.com

Could you use something like this on your motherboard? Just an example StarTech Model PEXSATA22I PCI Express to SATA Card Add-On Card - Newegg.com
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16 Nov 2014   #3
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Are you wanting to connect two SSDs to a single controller port? If so, that is not possible.
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16 Nov 2014   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Interesting my old x-p was like that all it had was a loop going from one hdd to another hdd bay if added to it :/
Could of just been a power loop I'm not really sure ?

So what you basically saying if a mobo was compatible with multiple hdd or sdd's it would have another connection on the mobo ?

No more slots the video card takes up both I had to remove the cable t.v. card to fit it in.
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16 Nov 2014   #5
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

For the data cable yes. As was said essenbe, you can use slitter cables for the power.
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16 Nov 2014   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Bummer,
Sounds like a more straight forward method would just to get a single power extension and mount both ssd's to out side of the case and manually switch back and forth
Data cable is plenty long enough to go outside the case :/
Thanks guys
Cheers.
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16 Nov 2014   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would get one of these and stick one SSD into an eSata enclosure. There are more elaborate enclosures like this one, but they are a bit more money. I find those enclosures extremely practical. eSata is faster than USB3 but USB3 is also OK.
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16 Nov 2014   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Thank you,
No room for this,
2 Port eSATA PCI-E Host Adapte - Newegg.com
I only have two slots and my video card is taking up both of them
There used to be a cable t.v. dedicated slot which I believe is the same as the above would connect to but I had to remove it to fit the secondary vga port into,
This shows the cable card installed,
https://www.sevenforums.com/pc-custom...ml#post2650641
But I do already have an enclosure with a special usb cable to do exactly what your suggesting
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16 Nov 2014   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If your USB is USB3, that would work well too. I run all my virtual systems from a 240GB SSD either from eSata or USB3. It's practically the same as from the internal disk - and I can run those from any system.
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16 Nov 2014   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I believe there is 1 usb3 port on the front of this machine,
And 1-2 I don't know what they are ?
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