Solved not enough SATA sockets

August 13, 2011 at 14:01:03
Specs: Windows XP
How do I...I'm attempting to install a 2nd harddrive in a Dell Dimension 4700. The problem is that I can't find a SATA socket to plug a Sata Data cable into. There is a 2nd SATA socket, but it is being used for a DVD reader/writer. the mother board shows sites for SATA 2,3 and 4, but there are no sockets at the locations. I do have SATA power where I need it, just no DATA socket. Is there such a thing as a DATA "Y"? what would it entail to install sockets at those other sites, (2,3 &4)?

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August 13, 2011 at 16:43:22
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You'll have to buy a SATA PCI controller card.

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August 13, 2011 at 21:18:12
Yea, Dell cheep'ed out on you and probably saved 3 cents on each socket they did not have installed.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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