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#1 t3s

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 10:07 PM

http://www.atechfabrication.com/products/power_cables.htm

Says its for DvD but does that Really mean anything?

I need 2 of them for a HDD and an IDE => SATA converter kit.


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Posted 30 June 2009 - 06:27 PM

It sounds like you want to hook up a regular IDE hard drive and a second hard drive with an IDE to SATA converter.

Most IDE to SATA adapters that I've seen use a floppy power connector on them.

So, with that being said, it sounds like you need these "IDE Power Cable Splitter" and "IDE to Floppy and SATA 'Y' Cable Adapter" on the page you have linked.

This will allow you to use one "hard drive/dvd drive" power connector to power an IDE hard drive and the IDE to SATA adapter along with the power to the Hard drive.

Hope this makes sense....

And hope I understood what you're trying to do.

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 12:25 AM

Yes, and Yes.

Thank you for the help.

I was made aware that this particular one takes two HDD connectors. Here is the one I ordered: IDE => SATA

I'll probably let you know if I'm wrong. ; )


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Posted 01 July 2009 - 01:27 AM

You are correct .
That adapter does use a 4 pin molex hard drive connector.

[They do make the adapters that use a floppy drive connector though]
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Posted 01 July 2009 - 08:42 PM

I found one for cheaper on e-bay. :thumbsup:

Thanks man. :flowers:


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