[SOLVED] How to install HDD cage to prebuilt (with pictures)

Ravoblex

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How to I attach a hard drive cage to this case to install two 3.5” HDDs? What size cage? How do I attach it?

The Peiphio website says the Periphio Blue has room for three additional drives. But I bought this off Newegg refurbished, and it came with a Dell 0N4YC8 motherboard, which only has two HDD plugs.

Puzzled as to why this didn’t come with a cage, unless the PSU won’t handle the extra wattage?
 

Lutfij

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it came with a Dell 0N4YC8 motherboard
Oh boy!

I can't tell much what the original make and model of the case is, but you're going to have to remove the other side panel and take a picture of that, parse a link here for us to see. The motherboard has 2 additional SATA data ports but in white, which might indicate that they'll be running at SATA2 specs. You will also need 2 SATA data cables handy if the case has an HDD caddy/cage at the bottom of the cases' PSU shroud.
 

Lutfij

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it came with a Dell 0N4YC8 motherboard
Oh boy!

I can't tell much what the original make and model of the case is, but you're going to have to remove the other side panel and take a picture of that, parse a link here for us to see. The motherboard has 2 additional SATA data ports but in white, which might indicate that they'll be running at SATA2 specs. You will also need 2 SATA data cables handy if the case has an HDD caddy/cage at the bottom of the cases' PSU shroud.
 

DSzymborski

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How to I attach a hard drive cage to this case to install two 3.5” HDDs? What size cage? How do I attach it?

The Peiphio website says the Periphio Blue has room for three additional drives. But I bought this off Newegg refurbished, and it came with a Dell 0N4YC8 motherboard, which only has two HDD plugs.

Puzzled as to why this didn’t come with a cage, unless the PSU won’t handle the extra wattage?
Where are you seeing there's room for three additional drives? Unless I'm missing something, I'm not seeing it on their site.


It would be helpful to see what you're looking at.

Also, as USAFRet notes, there's no such thing as a universal drive cage.
 

Ravoblex

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Where are you seeing there's room for three additional drives? Unless I'm missing something, I'm not seeing it on their site.


It would be helpful to see what you're looking at.

Also, as USAFRet notes, there's no such thing as a universal drive cage.
I was going by this post on the Periphio website regarding upgrade paths for their line of gaming computers. https://periphio.com/content/periphio-system-upgrade-paths/

I guess I just assumed I would be able to install a cage for my hard drives from another system.
 

Ravoblex

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it came with a Dell 0N4YC8 motherboard
Oh boy!

I can't tell much what the original make and model of the case is, but you're going to have to remove the other side panel and take a picture of that, parse a link here for us to see. The motherboard has 2 additional SATA data ports but in white, which might indicate that they'll be running at SATA2 specs. You will also need 2 SATA data cables handy if the case has an HDD caddy/cage at the bottom of the cases' PSU shroud.
The other side panel looks this THIS:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/ATStsGueGtJJRqHq7

The panel on the right side contains fans and tempered glass. https://photos.app.goo.gl/bRWzWNFo27YHQgm79

The caddy on the bottom contains the GPU, the PSU, and the secondary HDD. https://photos.app.goo.gl/bb7XZkQimoZKZefX7
 
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