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#1 edtherom

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 01:21 PM

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.


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Posted 06 April 2014 - 03:00 PM

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