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Posted 23 December 2016 - 08:00 PM
Posted 23 December 2016 - 08:48 PM
Yes, in order to install a new drive you will need those 4 screws to attach to the drive bay. There is a lock lever you pull up, insert the drive with the attached screws, then lock down the drive.
Edit: Just doing a quick search I could not find if these are special. You may need to contact HP if they are not a standard screw.
Edited by JohnC_21, 23 December 2016 - 08:51 PM.
Posted 23 December 2016 - 08:51 PM
Posted 24 December 2016 - 09:01 AM
I've never seen this before, sorry, and I can't find any reference to this particular model either. The best I could find was here.
There is the lever you pull up and it shows the screws but nothing else. Your HDD, which looks like a Seagate, seems to not have any additional bracket from what I can see. The plate I see is part of the drive.
You can pull the metal lever on your HDD and see how it is attached. I would hazard a guess all you need are the 4 screws.
I have no idea what those wires to ground are and those would need to be removed before you could pull the drive after lifting the lever.
Unless someone else on the Forum can post an answer I suggest contacting HP's customer service.
This is the HP parts page for the HP870-030VX
Posted 24 December 2016 - 09:09 AM
Edited by tpm, 24 December 2016 - 09:10 AM.
Posted 24 December 2016 - 09:16 AM
$36 dollars for a SATA cable? That's highway robbery. From looking at the image again those ground wires are part of the SATA data cables. I never saw that before.
Posted 24 December 2016 - 09:34 AM
Posted 24 December 2016 - 09:44 AM
I couldn't answer that question. You may want to start a new thread in the System Building forum with a title of Sata cable with ground wire and post the image link you did here. Hopefully one of the people with System Building experience could answer the question. Ground wires are part of the Sata data cable itself so I am not sure what the extra ground is for.
Edited by JohnC_21, 24 December 2016 - 09:44 AM.
Posted 24 December 2016 - 09:54 AM
Posted 24 December 2016 - 09:56 AM
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you also. May it be a peaceful one.
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