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    Do I need a molex connector?
    « on: August 23, 2009, 06:34:21 PM »
    Hello all. I'm in the process of adding some IDE hard drives to my computer. I installed an ATA PCI adapter card since my computer only supports SATA drives. I got the first IDE drive connected and works perfectly. BUT I didn't realize until I began installing it that there is only one power connector (if that's what it's called. Or maybe a molex connector?) So even though I can add my other hard drives, they won't have any power. So am I right about the molex connector? Is that what I need? Here's a link to what I'm talking about: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Molex_female_connector.jpg
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    Re: Do I need a molex connector?
    « Reply #1 on: August 23, 2009, 06:36:41 PM »

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      Re: Do I need a molex connector?
      « Reply #2 on: August 23, 2009, 06:39:43 PM »
      Wow! Thanks for the incredibly fast reply. One question though, I know to connect the two ends that are just alike to the hard drives, but where would the other end go?

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      Re: Do I need a molex connector?
      « Reply #3 on: August 23, 2009, 06:42:12 PM »
      Wow! Thanks for the incredibly fast reply. One question though, I know to connect the two ends that are just alike to the hard drives, but where would the other end go?

      What you need is actually a SATA to Molex splitter.  Any local shop will have them in stock.
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      Re: Do I need a molex connector?
      « Reply #4 on: August 23, 2009, 06:43:03 PM »
      take the molex off of your first harddrive
      plug it into the connector
      then connect each other end of the connector to each harddrive

      heres a text diagram
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                                          [HDD1]
                                           ^
      [PSU]------>SPLITTER----|
                                            v
                                           [HDD2]
      and Quantos please read the post again

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        Re: Do I need a molex connector?
        « Reply #5 on: August 23, 2009, 06:43:37 PM »
        What you need is actually a SATA to Molex splitter.  Any local shop will have them in stock.
        Even though I'm only adding IDE drives?

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        Re: Do I need a molex connector?
        « Reply #6 on: August 23, 2009, 06:51:03 PM »
        Does your PSU have a Molex connector on it?  You stated that your motherboard only supports SATA.
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          Re: Do I need a molex connector?
          « Reply #7 on: August 23, 2009, 06:51:53 PM »
          Does your PSU have a Molex connector on it?  You stated that your motherboard only supports SATA.
          Yes but it only has one. I connected the first hard drive to that one.

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          Re: Do I need a molex connector?
          « Reply #8 on: August 23, 2009, 06:53:23 PM »
          Then yes, you need the Molex splitter.  Any local shop will have them.
          I've seen numerous PSU's that don't have a Molex connector on them.

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            Re: Do I need a molex connector?
            « Reply #9 on: August 23, 2009, 07:00:21 PM »
            Great! Thanks guys  :)

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            Re: Do I need a molex connector?
            « Reply #10 on: August 24, 2009, 06:51:00 AM »
            You can use a Molex splitter or a SATA to Molex converter.

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              Re: Do I need a molex connector?
              « Reply #11 on: August 24, 2009, 08:00:48 AM »
              You need at least a molex splitter an a molex connector since you need to power the one device that you have connected an make the other one run down to the drive.
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              Re: Do I need a molex connector?
              « Reply #12 on: August 24, 2009, 12:24:49 PM »
              hmm, I wonder, the question has already been answered beautifully well, dare I add a post with vague or even completely wrong suggestions?
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              Re: Do I need a molex connector?
              « Reply #13 on: August 24, 2009, 12:25:48 PM »
              hmm, I wonder, the question has already been answered beautifully well, dare I add a post with vague or even completely wrong suggestions?

              Go for it   ;)
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                Re: Do I need a molex connector?
                « Reply #14 on: August 24, 2009, 01:34:10 PM »
                hmm, I wonder, the question has already been answered beautifully well, dare I add a post with vague or even completely wrong suggestions?

                you have to break it down an if you dont see that then  ::)
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