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Connecting a 2nd internal hard drive

I have a Lenovo 3000 k100 3gb ram home prem 32b, 500gb sata hdd
i have 1 power connector to the power supply.
what are my hazards and solutions ?

i've just bought a sata power y cable to connect both hard drives to the power supply...

will this compromise the function of my master hard drive ?

how can i install a 2nd fan to fight increased internal temperatures ?

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No, the Y cable will not compromise the function of your master drive. As far as the fan goes, a 2nd hard drive is not going to increase the internal temperature at all; the fans that came with your system should be sufficient. Thanks and please take a moment to give this answer a rating of fixya. Thanks :c)

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http://www.qvs.com/images/sata-power.JPG


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