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Old 11-10-2014, 01:48 PM   #1
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hi guys,

So im wanting to install an ssd to my computer, i have a spare 4 pin connector running off my power supply, are these the correct things i will need?

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http://www.amazon.co.uk/StarTech-com...rds=sata+cable

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Old 11-10-2014, 04:24 PM   #2
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a 4 pin connector. Don't you mean a sata power connector. A 4 pin looks like ether this:



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what you'll need is a molex (4-pin) to SATA power adapter. I'm not sure where you can get those in the UK but google should help you find a store/on-line retailer.
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StarTech.com 6 inch 4 Pin Molex to SATA Power Cable Adapter: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

is this ok then for an ssd?
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Yes, I've used many like that before without issue.
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ok ile get that orderd, do i need a standard sata cable for an ssd or are they different?
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Use the best cable your motherboard supports. So if it supports Sata3. use a Sata 3 cable.
You can still use Sata 2. I don't think it's gonna do much difference on that SSD. But some of the very fast SSD's are bottlenecked by Sata 2. So they don't perform as well as they can
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my mobo supports sata 3 so ive orderd one of them

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SATA to Molex converters are only really recommended for DVD drives etc

If I remember right there is something missing from a Molex connector that the proper SATA connection has. Yes it will work but it could cause problems with hibernate/sleep states if you ever use them.
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