never as easy as it seems

  kalstras 21:47 07 May 2010

I just bought a new HDD for my computer and I opened it up and...

No leads, it has many power connections but not for a sata HDD which is what my comp has

HP Pavilion Media Centre

Silly me thinking plug and play would ACTUALLY MEAN Plug and play


anyone got any helpful thoughts on this??@?

Cheers all


  rdave13 21:54 07 May 2010

If it's an 'OEM' harddrive then it won't come with the cables.
Typically to replace an existing harddrive; so a tad cheaper.
Did you read the description in the ad?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:02 07 May 2010

Make and model of drive?

  kalstras 22:15 07 May 2010

Hitachi 1tb 7200 RPM SATA drive

and yes i read the description, nothing mentioned other than plug and play

  rdave13 22:16 07 May 2010

Nothing about OEM?

  kalstras 22:24 07 May 2010

It will fit easily in the second optical drive bay, but even there, there is a load of extra space AND nothing but power plugs. There IS two plug places on the M/B for extra drives...

will look for my motherboard so you can see any extra help you might be able to offer me :D

  kalstras 22:26 07 May 2010

no Dave sorry

click here

  kalstras 22:35 07 May 2010

here's my Motherboard...

click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:39 07 May 2010
  rdave13 23:16 07 May 2010

You'll need the Sata cable that connects the drive to your motherboard. I suggest a latching cable as they seem to be the best cables for connectivity.
Just a suggestion; click here

Connect your PSU power connector to your hard drive.

  kalstras 23:38 07 May 2010

no SATA cable on the computer and no Molex on the HDD so, do I need an adapter?

thanks for the help guys :D

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