Adding a drive to Dell Optiplex GX270

Discussion in 'Dell' started by butch burton, Jun 8, 2005.

  1. butch burton

    butch burton Guest

    Have a Optiplex GX270 with a 120 gig Seagate Barracuda EID ATA 100
    drive and want to add another Seagate Barracuda. I looked at the
    existing drive and in addition to the internal power cable, it has a
    blue 2 wire cable connected from the drive to the edge of the mother
    board. It looks like lamp cord with a slip on connection on both ends.

    In looking at the various suppliers of Seagate drives including Dell, I
    see no mention of this Blue wire which looks to be power. What is it
    and where can I get another one.

    Hate to call Dell because of the interminal delay.

    butch burton, Jun 8, 2005
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    Pen Guest

    If the cable is on the pins just left of the
    power connector and right of the data connector,
    it sounds like a misplaced audio
    cable from a cd drive. Those pins are for
    master, slave, cable select.
    Pen, Jun 8, 2005
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