Adding a 3.5" hard drive to a Powerspec G439


Apologizes in advance if I do not use the proper terminology.

I need to add a 3.5" hard drive (WD_BLACK) to a Powerspec G439. This drive will be a data drive.

I have opened the case and now I need guidance in properly connecting the new HD. There are existing cables bunched up near the power supply. Obviously some are in use for existing components. Do I just carefully pull out the existing cables in order to find and empty slotted connection to connect to the HD? I have not yet seated the HD.

Also, I assume the transfer cable necessary to connect the HD to the motherboard is not within the bunch of cables. I have old PCs that I'm sure I can find the correct cable, or is that not a good idea?

Finally, I know what the cable connectors looks like (for both power and transfer), so in regard to the transfer cable do I simply look for the male connector on the motherboard, or is there a specific location on the motherboard that I need to look for?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Best Answers

  • PowerSpec_MikeW
    PowerSpec_MikeW PowerSpec Engineer
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    Yes, for power the SATA power cables would be bundled in front of the PSU. One is in use to power the ARGB/fan controller on the back. You should have at least 7 available.

    Any SATA data can be used. Should have been a few in the accessory box. If you didn't receive them, we can ship some out to you. You can use any of the 6 SATA ports on the board, they're all native.

  • slovenc0417
    Answer ✓
    Thanks for all your help and input. All installed and working well. 


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