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So i have two 2.5 inch SSDs I want to add to those slots on the case, but I can't locate the sata power cables and I don't wanna screw up the cable management. I'm not really sure where to start since I can't see where they are at all, plus I haven't done anything like this in a few years, is there a video/guide somewhere that would help with this?

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We have a guide to replacing the HDD, which would be similar steps.  Do be aware you would have to provide your own SATA data cables.  You can find the guide here - How to: Replace the HDD of your Vengeance Gaming PC – Corsair

As far as cable management goes, I would recommend you take pictures of how everything is secured so if you switch anything around you can have similar results once you install your upgrades.

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On 5/24/2022 at 4:55 AM, islandCX said:

So i have two 2.5 inch SSDs I want to add to those slots on the case, but I can't locate the sata power cables and I don't wanna screw up the cable management. I'm not really sure where to start since I can't see where they are at all, plus I haven't done anything like this in a few years, is there a video/guide somewhere that would help with this?

I've got the same question. The web page that @Corsair Fer links to assumes one already has a HDD in place. If that were so, you wouldn't have cable problems, because the cable is already there. For me, and perhaps for you as well, if you don't already have a HDD or SSD in place the issue is how to find the correct cables without tearing up all the cable management.

The answer seems to be that you'll have to tear up the cable management, but "take detailed photos of what's there already so you can put it all back together."

I was hoping I could maximize the prebuilt advantage instead of having to do a rebuild myself, although to be fair, cable management is much simpler than replacing a motherboard. Still, even a rudimentary guide to what's where in terms of cabling would be very helpful. How hard would it be for Corsair to include photos of their own on a web page?  I don't want to dig a hole for myself that's any bigger than it needs to be--or that I can't get out of.

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There's not much research needed to be done to find the correct cables.  It's a SATA data cable and you're going to need SATA power provided to it. 

There's no correct way to do it beside making sure everything is plugged in correctly and if you are concerned about cable management and are not familiar with doing it then pictures would be your best guide to get everything looking great again.

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1 hour ago, Corsair Fer said:

There's not much research needed to be done to find the correct cables.  It's a SATA data cable and you're going to need SATA power provided to it. 

There's no correct way to do it beside making sure everything is plugged in correctly and if you are concerned about cable management and are not familiar with doing it then pictures would be your best guide to get everything looking great again.

Thanks. I appreciate your response, and I continue to admire the quality and performance of the components in my i7300 prebuilt. I'll let the matter rest, but with the wish that some of this advice might be put on the Corsair website, as additional information for those like me who would like to upgrade their prebuilts along the way.

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I'll pass the request along to the proper team.  As we are always looking for community feedback, which format would you prefer personally for the information to be presented between video step-by-step or would high detail pictures with steps?

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Thanks for your response. I find both formats helpful. Video is helpful because seeing motion helps me understand some of the nuances of actual assembly. High detail pictures are helpful because I can study them--but I can't always tell how to get from step A to step B without the in-between that's easy to see from a video.

So I guess if I had to choose, I'd prefer a video with step-by-step instructions.

I think I understand now that what I'm asking for, at a general level, is advice and best practices and maybe even a tutorial on cable management. I understand from another thread that cable management is just a skill that folks acquire along the way, and that there's not a guide that Corsair employees follow as they do these builds. What I'd like is to acquire those skills myself without a lot of trial and error. I'd like to benefit from Corsair's expertise in assembly.

And if along the way I get some insight into where SATA power cables are likely to be routed in a typical Corsair build, that would be cool too.

I hope that's helpful. Thanks for sticking with me on this topic.

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