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SATA2 and PSU without sata connectors???

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by luismenendez, 28 May 2006.

  1. luismenendez

    Hitman

    Joined: 11 Dec 2005

    Posts: 819

    Location: Brighton

    Hello there,

    I think my PSU died. I was running memtest and I cut off the power and then when I tried to boot up the PSU make a quick electrical noise like click and I a little spark I can see through the window (Tt 480W Butterfly with a window) and nothing happens. Clear bios and still the quick noise and little spark.

    I have another PSU to try but my hard drive is SATA2 and the spare PSU does not have sata conectors so I wonder if I can plug the sata 2 drive using the normal PSU power?????

    thanks,

    (I hope my mobo etc still OK ) :(
     
  2. Orifice

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 1 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,519

    You can get connectors for about £1 that convert the standard 4 pin molex to sata power.
     
  3. Messiah Khan

    Capodecina

    Joined: 1 Sep 2005

    Posts: 10,000

    Location: Scottish Highlands

    You shoul;d be able to hook your SATA drives up to normal 4 pin molex connectors. Thats how all of mine are connected. Just don't ever try connecting the molex AND the sata power connectors to one drive at the same time.
     
  4. Borden

    Mobster

    Joined: 14 Jul 2005

    Posts: 3,808

    Location: Derby

    Like Orifice said, you can get converters pretty easily. They are normally supplied with your mobo, so have a look in the box ;)
    How have you done that? Are the drives Western Digital as they're the only ones i know of which allow both types of connectors?
     
  5. luismenendez

    Hitman

    Joined: 11 Dec 2005

    Posts: 819

    Location: Brighton

    Thanks for the anwsers.

    I connected it to the normal molex and is ok.
     
  6. Mikey1280

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Jan 2006

    Posts: 1,526

    Location: South East London

    Mine is hitachi and can be connected to either SATA or Molex
     
  7. Messiah Khan

    Capodecina

    Joined: 1 Sep 2005

    Posts: 10,000

    Location: Scottish Highlands


    I thought most SATA drives were like that. All 3 of my SATA drives are Western Digital, so you might be right. But im sure most are like that.
     
  8. Borden

    Mobster

    Joined: 14 Jul 2005

    Posts: 3,808

    Location: Derby

    from what Mikey1280 said above i think it's you that is right ;)

    My seagate only has the one power connection which is why i thought it was only western digital.
     
  9. smids

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Dec 2004

    Posts: 6,660

    Location: London/Kent

    Only Hitachi and Western Digital use legacy 4 pin molex connectors. All other manufacturers as I understand it only use SATA power connectors.