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extra SATA port in ...

extra SATA port in my Optiplex 7040 SFF  


Joseph smith
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07/02/2020 4:42 pm  

There are 3 SATA ports on this machine. 1 is a SATA (ODD) for an optical drive, and 2 others are SATA 3. Current drive configuration is SSD in M2 slot, 3.5" in SATA 3 port, and optical in ODD port. One SATA 3 port remains empty though there is no connector on power cable to power extra drive. I think it's just a matter of replacing power wire with one with 2 connectors, but I'm not sure if PS will handle an extra drive. Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.