Riddle me this, space people:
I opened up my (used, obtained at a bargain price) box to add a hard drive, in order to make use of its on-board RAID capabilities. Unfortunately, the second SATA socket on the motherboard is damaged. I actually photographed it (see attached jpg file). I wonder if I should try to carefully plug it in anyway? The pins are bent, but they appear to all be there. Or is there any easy way to fix/replace that motherboard socket in situ?
Also, there are three physical carriages for hard drives in this box, but only two SATA sockets on the motherboard (unless I overlooked others). I suppose the third one would have to connect via a sata cable splitter?
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