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    ROG Member Array Dung Hwangbo PC Specs
    Dung Hwangbo PC Specs
    Laptop (Model)Asus ROG G20CB-FR002T
    MotherboardAsus ROG G20CB H170
    ProcessorIntel Core i5-6400
    Memory (part number)2 x 8GB Corsair Valueselect DDR4 2133MHz CL15 1.2v SO-DIMM ‎CMSO16GX4M2A2133C15
    Graphics Card #1Asus Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 2GB
    Graphics Card #2Intel(R) HD Graphics 530
    Sound CardRealtek High Definition Audio
    MonitorHP M24f
    Storage #1Kingston SSD 2.5" 128GB
    Storage #2Toshiba HDD 7200rpm 1TB
    CPU CoolerAsus ROG G20CB heatsink and fans
    CaseAsus ROG G20CB
    Power Supply180W + 230W
    Keyboard Logitech G413 Carbon
    Mouse Logitech G305 Lightspeed
    Headset Aukey EP-B52
    Mouse Pad Corsair MM300 PRO Medium
    Headset/Speakers Trust 500P Soundforce
    OS Windows 10
    Accessory #1 Internal optical disc drive
    Accessory #2 Xbox Series X wireless controller

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    Arrow Restoring optical drive on G20CB - solved

    Hello everyone! So, I bought this G20CB where the optical drive has been replaced with an SSD. I have the original optical drive with me and I would like to reinstall it back into the case without removing the SSD, since the OS is installed there. Is it possible to do so? In the BIOS it says that there is a third sata port in the motherboard which is unused at the moment (as you can see in the image below), is this true? If so, can you please tell me where this port is located? Also, should I buy a third sata cable to connect the drive? Is any cable fine or do I need a specific one for this model? If you have already done this can you please tell me how should I proceed? Thanks in advance.

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    ROG Member Array Dung Hwangbo PC Specs
    Dung Hwangbo PC Specs
    Laptop (Model)Asus ROG G20CB-FR002T
    MotherboardAsus ROG G20CB H170
    ProcessorIntel Core i5-6400
    Memory (part number)2 x 8GB Corsair Valueselect DDR4 2133MHz CL15 1.2v SO-DIMM ‎CMSO16GX4M2A2133C15
    Graphics Card #1Asus Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 2GB
    Graphics Card #2Intel(R) HD Graphics 530
    Sound CardRealtek High Definition Audio
    MonitorHP M24f
    Storage #1Kingston SSD 2.5" 128GB
    Storage #2Toshiba HDD 7200rpm 1TB
    CPU CoolerAsus ROG G20CB heatsink and fans
    CaseAsus ROG G20CB
    Power Supply180W + 230W
    Keyboard Logitech G413 Carbon
    Mouse Logitech G305 Lightspeed
    Headset Aukey EP-B52
    Mouse Pad Corsair MM300 PRO Medium
    Headset/Speakers Trust 500P Soundforce
    OS Windows 10
    Accessory #1 Internal optical disc drive
    Accessory #2 Xbox Series X wireless controller

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    Update

    So, I managed to open the case today and I found something. First of all, I believe I have found where the third sata port on the motherboard is located. Secondly, I saw that a sata-power cable compatible with the ssd is already inside the PC, great. On the contrary, it seems that there isn't an extra sata-data cable inside, so I guess I have to buy one. Any suggestion would be appreciated.

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    ROG Member Array Dung Hwangbo PC Specs
    Dung Hwangbo PC Specs
    Laptop (Model)Asus ROG G20CB-FR002T
    MotherboardAsus ROG G20CB H170
    ProcessorIntel Core i5-6400
    Memory (part number)2 x 8GB Corsair Valueselect DDR4 2133MHz CL15 1.2v SO-DIMM ‎CMSO16GX4M2A2133C15
    Graphics Card #1Asus Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 2GB
    Graphics Card #2Intel(R) HD Graphics 530
    Sound CardRealtek High Definition Audio
    MonitorHP M24f
    Storage #1Kingston SSD 2.5" 128GB
    Storage #2Toshiba HDD 7200rpm 1TB
    CPU CoolerAsus ROG G20CB heatsink and fans
    CaseAsus ROG G20CB
    Power Supply180W + 230W
    Keyboard Logitech G413 Carbon
    Mouse Logitech G305 Lightspeed
    Headset Aukey EP-B52
    Mouse Pad Corsair MM300 PRO Medium
    Headset/Speakers Trust 500P Soundforce
    OS Windows 10
    Accessory #1 Internal optical disc drive
    Accessory #2 Xbox Series X wireless controller

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    Solved

    Ok, I solved the problem myself. I bought a generic sata III cable 10cm long with a 90° connector and it fits perfectly! I used it to connect the SSD which I placed inside the cage next to the DVD drive. I also put the optical drive back in and removed the SSD caddy. Everything works perfectly now. If anyone has the same problem, do not hesitate to ask questions.
    Last edited by Dung Hwangbo; 05-18-2022 at 08:59 PM. Reason: grammar fix

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