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HP Omen 870VX desktop hard drive installation


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#1 tpm

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 08:00 PM

Hello
I want to add another hard drive internally to
My new HP Omen 870VX. I ordered a SATA cable but cannot locate the bracket or caddy that the full
Size hard drive would attach to. It already has 2 hard drives with one being an SSD. There is room for one more which I would like to
Use for backups
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Posted 23 December 2016 - 08:23 PM

Does this manual represent your computer model?

 

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05185432

 

Other manuals are here



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Posted 23 December 2016 - 08:32 PM

Yes it does
I can post a photo tomorrow
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Posted 23 December 2016 - 08:34 PM

Looks like maybe I just need the 4 set screws?
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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.


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Posted 23 December 2016 - 08:51 PM

Still think it's missing a frame of some sort. Like I said it will be a new edition and the other 2 drives have a bright metal bracket
Post a picture tomorrow
Thank you for the help
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Posted 23 December 2016 - 08:56 PM

You may be able to find your bracket inputting your serial number in HP's PartSurfer

 

http://partsurfer.hp.com/



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Posted 24 December 2016 - 07:08 AM

http://i.imgur.com/GC3Tdy4.jpg

Hopefully this helps
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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.

 

193777-Seagate-SV35-1TB-3-5inch-SATA-Int

 

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 



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Posted 24 December 2016 - 09:09 AM

Ok thank you. I purchased a SATA cable from Monoprice but maybe I need the HP cable with ground. It will be a few days before I can open it up and than I'll remove the installed drive to get a better idea. Monoprice cable is a few dollars compared to HP's which I hear is 36.00

Edited by tpm, 24 December 2016 - 09:10 AM.

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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.



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Posted 24 December 2016 - 09:34 AM

Agreed but wondering if I could use a non grounded cable. Would being liquid cooled have anything to do with it? First computer I've owned with being liquid cooled
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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.

 

sata_pinout.jpg


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Posted 24 December 2016 - 09:54 AM

Ok, good idea. I'll post it there

Merry Christmas and enjoy the holiday
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Posted 24 December 2016 - 09:56 AM

Thanks

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you also. May it be a peaceful one.






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