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Old 12-21-2005, 07:29 AM   #1
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If my power supply only has 4x 15pin SATA power connectors and my mobo has 6x SATA connectors can I get a splitter or adaptor or anything?
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Old 12-21-2005, 03:19 PM   #2
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Bump... Sorry it's just that I am buying this computer system either today or tomorrow
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Old 12-21-2005, 04:59 PM   #3
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SATA connectors are for hardrives i think you might be mistaken..

i dont know of a "SATA power connecter"
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Old 12-21-2005, 05:12 PM   #4
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sorry i probably didnt make myself very clear.... my psu can connect to 4 sata drives to power them but my mobo can connect to 6 sata drives to write/read data.... can i get a y adaptor or anything to give these extra 2 sata drives power
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Are you going to be using 6 SATA drives?

You can buy Molex to SATA adaptors.
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Eventually yes... and o ok cool what is molex?
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Old 12-21-2005, 06:25 PM   #7
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You can buy IDE (SATA) power cables with one input from the Mobo and two outputs for IDE devices. So withe four connectors on the mobo you can power 8 IDE devices. Get the round cables, much neater and less air restrictive than ribon cables.They come 18 and 24 inch lengths.
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the cables from the mobo are data cables... not power, i meant cables from the psu
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Old 12-21-2005, 07:04 PM   #9
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the cables from the mobo are data cables... not power, i meant cables from the psu

Sorry, misread your post. I believe you can get splitters, check NewEggs cable section. Be sure you have enough power to support additional hard drives and yet have about 30 percent left over.
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Old 12-21-2005, 07:48 PM   #10
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how would i find out if i hav enough power 2 support....

im lookn at a 530w psu being used to power....
- AMD 64 X2 4400+
- Up to 6x SATA hard drives
- 2x IDE optical drives
- Up to 6 or 7 fans
- A 6800GT
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