[SOLVED] Fitting a new hard drive

MJS WARLORD

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My rig was custom built 6 years ago and the tower is a coolermaster haf x.
I currently have 2 ssd
The main drive is 480GB HyperX SAVAGE 2.5" SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s (upto 560MB/sR | 530MB/sW) for windows and all the items you cant chose where they install.
The second drive is 960GB HyperX SAVAGE 2.5" SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s (upto 560MB/sR | 530MB/sW) for my steam client games and all other games.

I plan to add another ssd myself because the second drive is getting full but i was wondering just how difficult it is to do , looking inside the case their are no unused wires so i presume the unused wires are all tucked behind the back.
I have no idea what wires i need but i do know i will obviously need a caddy to sit the drive in.
As i have said in other postings when the pc arrived their was a large hole in the box so i took photos and emailed the builders before i even turned it on.
I have no idea how many used wires and papers were missing apart from the front fan cover not on the pc thankfully worked ok , the builders said it must have taken a lot of mistreatment in the van to bounce the cover off.
 

USAFRet

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https://www.coolermaster.com/catalog/legacy-products/cases/haf-x/#specifications
Your case has 2x dedicated spaces for 2.5" SSD.
These are already taken with your current drives.

You will need a 2.5" - 3.5" adapter plate, to mount this new drive in one of the currently empty 3.5" drive mount points.
These are around $5-$10.
https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-Internal-Drive-Mounting-BK-HDDH/dp/B00G57BN1M

Your motherboard has 8x SATA ports, so no problem there.
https://rog.asus.com/us/motherboards/rog-strix/rog-strix-x99-gaming-model/spec
 

USAFRet

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Mar 16, 2013
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https://www.coolermaster.com/catalog/legacy-products/cases/haf-x/#specifications
Your case has 2x dedicated spaces for 2.5" SSD.
These are already taken with your current drives.

You will need a 2.5" - 3.5" adapter plate, to mount this new drive in one of the currently empty 3.5" drive mount points.
These are around $5-$10.
https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-Internal-Drive-Mounting-BK-HDDH/dp/B00G57BN1M

Your motherboard has 8x SATA ports, so no problem there.
https://rog.asus.com/us/motherboards/rog-strix/rog-strix-x99-gaming-model/spec
 

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