8730w sata connector

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by rewar, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. rewar

    rewar MDL Novice

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    This model elitebook uses a small black dongle/connector for its sata hdd port(s- if you count the optical drive bay), but for the life of me I can't find the part number or what hp calls it, or how they're known in general. I've tried sata adapter, sata dongle, and sata connector (on ebay) and find no one sells these, am I missing something? Do these go by a special name or something?
     
  2. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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  4. rewar

    rewar MDL Novice

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    @michela the 8730w doesn't use any cables it's just the dongle, maybe one from the older dv series might be compatible.
    @thedev thanks I actually needed this, but alas the part is not described anywhere, must be included in the motherboard itself. I have an even older 8710w so if worse to worse comes I'll probably end up using that.

    Thank you guys.
     
  5. QuantumBug

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    LatinMcG actually has the best answer here.

    If it's attached to the motherboard and has broken then get yourself a hdd caddy that sits in the optical drive bay.

    By the way, the sata connector should have a part number on it.
     
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