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Author Topic: Power supply and SATA  (Read 2658 times)

oldfart

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Power supply and SATA
« on: May 25, 2010, 09:57:24 AM »
Greetings folks,
I hope this is in the right forum, I couldn't find any category that fit my topic.
Its been a long, long time since I've visited.  My disabilities have gotten me down and I've had a hard time getting back to my favorite hobby, computers.  This brings me to why I am bothering you today.  I recently bought a new HD for my computer.  I have a SATA HD and replaced it with a 500GB HD.  I had intended on using the old HD as a backup but when I cracked the case I found that while the mobo had a couple extra SATA connections and I had purchased a SATA cable, my power supply only has two power connectors for SATA, one is being used by my DVD burner and the other by the HD.
The power supply has several of the old four pin power connectors but no extra SATA power cord.  Is there any way to convert one of the four pin connectors to a SATA connector or do I just have to spring for a new power supply?
Thanks.
dmg

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Re: Power supply and SATA
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2010, 10:41:49 AM »
Search for a Molex to SATA power adapter cable online or at a local store.

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Re: Power supply and SATA
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2010, 12:31:07 PM »
sfcables.com is a great place for (good cables cheap) stuff like that.

Adapter mentioned above: http://www.sfcable.c.../11W3-56800-6IN.html

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Re: Power supply and SATA
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2010, 03:30:44 PM »
Or you could just get a splitter to turn one of those SATA power connectors into 3 of them, giving you a total of 4.

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« Last Edit: May 25, 2010, 03:32:27 PM by app103 »

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Re: Power supply and SATA
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2010, 05:26:52 PM »
 :huh: A Y cable with three outputs? :huh:

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Re: Power supply and SATA
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2010, 06:07:28 PM »
:huh: A Y cable with three outputs? :huh:
I'd need to see that with my own two Y's!

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Re: Power supply and SATA
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2010, 06:49:35 PM »
Monoprice is good as well.
Monoprice cable

PS: Stoic Joker, thanks for the sfcables reference.

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Re: Power supply and SATA
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2010, 08:28:04 PM »
:huh: A Y cable with three outputs? :huh:

Y not? :D :P