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Help how do i split a SATA 15pin power cable?


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Help please...:rolleyes:

Just got a SATA 300gb HD, the other 2 are SATA 200GB's all maxtor.
How do i split the power from the one cable, to give power to the third, it seems to be a 15 pin socket.
The power lead from the power supply only has the 2 connectors
Is there somewhere can get a splitter or a daisy cable, or will i have to go from another available power lead and get an adapter?

heres a picture



The easiest thing to do is get a molex to SATA Power adapter. You can get these from Maplins.

Get a one molex to two sata and you'll have a spare ready for your next SATA drive.



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Be careful plugging / unplugging the SATA power leads, I've found them the least reliable of the power connectors. The pins easily displace within the housing, they are only held in by an emboss (a small dent) in the pins surface.

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