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by: Imranw23 February 4, 2013 11:48 PM PST

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Need help with installing a new SATA hard drive.

by Imranw23 - 2/4/13 11:48 PM

Hello. I would like to expand the hard drive space on my computer by adding a 3TB SATA hard drive into my computer.

This is my first try inserting a new hard drive and I have never seen it being done before either. So far, I found my computer eligible to hold another hard drive i.e. it has the tray, the SATA port on the motherboard, and a spare power cable.

Now, I bought my hard drive and a SATA cable to go along with it, but I just realized I need a cable to convert the power port. Now, the youtube videos I've seen till now attach two wires. However, the hard drive I have has 3 ports.

I have taken a picture to make it easier to explain
http://postimage.org/image/fl2jixdh3/

I do know, that the one on the far right is for the power while the one next to it is the SATA port. However, I don't know what the one on the far left does.

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