TC-895 Power Cable type from Motherboard to 2nd SATA HDD

Hi.  I want to add a second HDD to my TC-895.  There is a spare SATA port and I happen to have an extra cable, but for power, it looks like thr stock HDD AND DVD Drive draw their power from a port on thr motherboard.   There is a spare slot for me to plug in another cable but I've never seen that 6 Inline Pin cable to SATA power port.

What cable type do I need?  Thx

FAQ & Answers

  • Hi,
    The part number for the cable is 50.VQED3.001
    You have to search online for the part or contact Acer support centre in your region to find a retailer near you, they may be able to help you.
    Examples:https://www.mk-electronic.de/eng/items/show/50.VQED3.001
    https://www.zandparts.com/en/Acer-50.VQED3.001
    https://www.ipc-computer.eu/notebook-spareparts/cable/-50.vqed3.001
  • tttttttttt Member Posts: 535 Seasoned Specialist
    Dear Fireci,

    Is there any other power connector from the power supply? If there is a D-shape (Molex) connector, you can buy a molex to SATA connector to do it.
    Maybe for some models, cable management is so good that the other power connector wires are well hidden from view and you have to pull it out.

    Try take a closer look.  The appearance  of your TC-895 is just like my TC-885. I have such a hard time pulling the extra power wires from the front panel area.
  • tttttttttt Member Posts: 535 Seasoned Specialist
    If you still cannot solve the problem, how about take some picture of the interior, particularly close to the front panel and close to the left side edge of the PC and attach the pictures here?
  • FireciFireci Member Posts: 2 New User
    The power supply cables are all the PCIe 6 pin plugs.  I'm used to my power supplies having the SATA power plugs attached to it. 

    Here's a pic of the port on the motherboard for the power cable to feed the second HDD:
  • tttttttttt Member Posts: 535 Seasoned Specialist
    I just checked my TC-885 motherboard and found out there is no six pin connectors like what is shown in the picture. Can you show another picture like six to eight inches closer to the power supply. I still think there must be some extra connectors. If not, then try to find if there are some 6-pin to SATA power connectors from Amazon.
  • CornChowderCornChowder Member Posts: 20 Troubleshooter
    Fireci said:
    The power supply cables are all the PCIe 6 pin plugs.  I'm used to my power supplies having the SATA power plugs attached to it. 
     

    I have the same machine with that empty socket.  Have you been able to find the 6-pin plug/cable? :-1:

    I ended up buying a SATA power Y-adapter in order to plug in two SSD drives....  

    Thanks! :)
  • hd_the_modhd_the_mod Member Posts: 1 New User
    Fireci said:
    The power supply cables are all the PCIe 6 pin plugs.  I'm used to my power supplies having the SATA power plugs attached to it. 
     

    I have the same machine with that empty socket.  Have you been able to find the 6-pin plug/cable? :-1:

    I ended up buying a SATA power Y-adapter in order to plug in two SSD drives....  

    Thanks! :)
    Which Y-adapter did you end up buying for it to work

    Thanks!
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