I have built and upgraded many computers, but I have come across a problem I can't seem to easily [at all] solve.
I'm trying to install an SSD in an older computer, and am having a problem with cable connectors.
I installed a sata hard drive in it before, and had no problems, but I was surprised when I found that the sata power connector is a standard LP4 connector [the old, white plastic clunky 4-pin connector you connector you used with older drives].The other connector is a standard sata signal cable which fits just fine.
New drives have a smaller cable connector, similar to the signal cable.
I can't seem to find any sort of adapter to convert the LP4 to just a sata style power connection.
Can they be found some place I haven't found?
If not, could I saw off the extra female connectors?
Or something else??
Has anybody had this problem?
Any help would be appreciated.
Edited by edtherom, 06 April 2014 - 01:23 PM.