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Hey guys so i built my pc with a 1tb internal hard drive and only 250g of ssd for storage. I just bought a 1tb ssd to get additional storage but i have just a small concern.

So with my 250g ssd i have it connected to the power supply, and with that black mesh cable that runs from the power supply to the ssd there is another unused connector that just kinda hangs there. Can i use that extra connector on the ssd that im installing? Or will it interfere with my current ssd? Also does it matter where the sata cable is connected on the motherboard when im installing the power supply cable? Or just as long as its IN a sata port?

***EDIT: Once I install my new 1tb ssd, do I have to do anything else? Or is my storage available once its plugged into the motherboard? Like do I have to format anything or partition any disks?
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  1. Nick3 said:
    Hey guys so i built my pc with a 1tb internal hard drive and only 250g of ssd for storage. I just bought a 1tb ssd to get additional storage but i have just a small concern.

    So with my 250g ssd i have it connected to the power supply, and with that black mesh cable that runs from the power supply to the ssd there is another unused connector that just kinda hangs there. Can i use that extra connector on the ssd that im installing? Or will it interfere with my current ssd? Also does it matter where the sata cable is connected on the motherboard when im installing the power supply cable? Or just as long as its IN a sata port?


    Yes.
    Any spare SATA power connection off the PSU, and (in general) any spare SATA data port on the motherboard.
    Depending on what motherboard you have....some older ones may have a limited number of SATA III ports.
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  2. USAFRet said:
    Nick3 said:
    Hey guys so i built my pc with a 1tb internal hard drive and only 250g of ssd for storage. I just bought a 1tb ssd to get additional storage but i have just a small concern.

    So with my 250g ssd i have it connected to the power supply, and with that black mesh cable that runs from the power supply to the ssd there is another unused connector that just kinda hangs there. Can i use that extra connector on the ssd that im installing? Or will it interfere with my current ssd? Also does it matter where the sata cable is connected on the motherboard when im installing the power supply cable? Or just as long as its IN a sata port?


    Yes.
    Any spare SATA power connection off the PSU, and (in general) any spare SATA data port on the motherboard.
    Depending on what motherboard you have....some older ones may have a limited number of SATA III ports.



    Yes as in I cannot use the spare connector because it will interfere with the connector already in my 250g ssd? Or yes as in I can use it with no problems?
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    Nick3 said:


    Yes as in I cannot use the spare connector because it will interfere with the connector already in my 250g ssd? Or yes as in I can use it with no problems?


    "Yes", as in you can use it no problem. That's what it is there for.
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  4. USAFRet said:
    Nick3 said:


    Yes as in I cannot use the spare connector because it will interfere with the connector already in my 250g ssd? Or yes as in I can use it with no problems?


    "Yes", as in you can use it no problem. That's what it is there for.


    Ok thanks!! Also I just remembered one more question I had. Is the 1tb of storage available as soon as its plugged into the motherboard? Or do i have to partition a disk or something?
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  5. Nick3 said:
    USAFRet said:
    Nick3 said:


    Yes as in I cannot use the spare connector because it will interfere with the connector already in my 250g ssd? Or yes as in I can use it with no problems?


    "Yes", as in you can use it no problem. That's what it is there for.


    Ok thanks!! Also I just remembered one more question I had. Is the 1tb of storage available as soon as its plugged into the motherboard? Or do i have to partition a disk or something?


    It will *probably* just be another drive letter.
    If not, then you have to go into Disk Management and create New Simple Volume
    Format it, and give it a drive letter.
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