want to add extra sata drive

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  1. tpliquid

    tpliquid Oh hi, My GF has been upgraded ^ OT Supporter

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    i have hp computer which has 2 sata drives already.

    each drive is hooked up to a single connector on the MB

    now my question is can i add more sata drives?

    like ithe old IDE drives 1 cable can connect 2 drives.

    are SATA 1:1 ratio?
     
  2. kronik85

    kronik85 New Member

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    i think they're 1:1, at least the cable i was using was. check how many slots there are on your board, mine has 4 iirc
     
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    1 to 1 for sure. There's no splitters, which is why you don't need to use jumpers on a SATA drive.
     
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    You could always put in an extra SATA card...
     
  5. deusexaethera

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    SATA has a dedicated connection for each drive -- that's a big reason why they're faster. IDE had a bus setup, which meant that only one drive could communicate at a time.
     
  6. tpliquid

    tpliquid Oh hi, My GF has been upgraded ^ OT Supporter

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    thanks for info guys, i have 2 extra connections on the mb, but not sure if i can use them, i dont have manual as this is a prebuilt HP
     
  7. deusexaethera

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    Only one way to find out.
     

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