How to add second hard drive on my Aspire A315-21

Gaibo94
Gaibo94 Member Posts: 3 New User
edited March 2023 in 2017 Archives
Hello, I've just buy this notebook, it comes with a SSD 128 gb but I want to add a HDD . I find on the back a slot to insert it but I don't know how to connect it, because there is no sata connector.. I think I have to buy an adapter but I don't know which model.. I believe someone knows how to solve this problem. Thank you everybody and sorry for my English.

Answers

  • JackE
    JackE ACE Posts: 44,470 Trailblazer

    There is a SATA connector on the bottom of mainboard near the charger jack. An ordinary SATA HDD ribbon cable plugs into it. Jack E/NJ   

    Jack E/NJ

  • Gaibo94
    Gaibo94 Member Posts: 3 New User
    Thank you, so there is no way to add it without unmounting the notebook? 
  • JackE
    JackE ACE Posts: 44,470 Trailblazer
    Open the HDD door on the bottom of the notebook. You should be able to access the SATA connector through this door. Jack E/NJ

    Jack E/NJ

  • Gaibo94
    Gaibo94 Member Posts: 3 New User
    I can't post any images but I  think it isn't a normal sata connector, because it has not power supply. 
  • ven98
    ven98 ACE Posts: 4,073 Pathfinder
    edited November 2017
    The power connector for the HDD is separate from the SATA connector. So you have 2 separate cables, one for SATA and the other one for powering the HDD.

    Do you mean that instead of the SATA connection, there are some pins or female connector for pins? If yes, then you need an adaptor for this.
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  • brummyfan2
    brummyfan2 ACE Posts: 28,092 Trailblazer
    edited November 2017
    Gaibo94 said:
    I can't post any images but I  think it isn't a normal sata connector, because it has not power supply. 
    Hi,
    You need a bracket for HDD and a cable, I can give you the part numbers, you have to get in touch with Acer support in your region to find the retailers who can supply these parts or search online. B is where you connect the cable to the motherboard(snip).
    Part number for Cable: 50.GNPN7.005
    Part number for Bracket: 42.SHXN7.003
    You also need 4 screws to fit the bracket, size M3.0x3.5, part number: 86.TDY07.003