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To keep clutter to a minimum in the back of my case, I am custom creating a sata cable so one cable powers all 4 of my hard drives nice and neat. Here is the setup:

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I have the pins and the proper cable, but I am unsure of the best tool to use to get the wire to connect nicely to those adapters. I removed them from an adapter that I had from my 800D, but they didnt line up with the spacing of my drives. I am going to cut custom length wires, just need to know the best way to punch them down.

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Edited by yanks8981 - 3/11/12 at 1:29pm
post #2 of 22
Just fyi, those are power not sata cables.
 
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I use a thin flat head screwdriver to press the wire into the pinch-points on the sata connector. I wouldn't press them while attached to the drive though as you could break off the connector on the drive. Lightly press the wires into the connector and mark it with a marker incase it moves, then remove it from the drive and press it in on a hard surface.
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Ugh. I meant to put Sata POWER cable mod question....
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I use a thin flat head screwdriver to press the wire into the pinch-points on the sata connector. I wouldn't press them while attached to the drive though as you could break off the connector on the drive. Lightly press the wires into the connector and mark it with a marker incase it moves, then remove it from the drive and press it in on a hard surface.

My plan exactly, but wasnt sure what to use. I can try a small screw driver.
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i just did this last week,
TIP: use the pci bracket to press the wires in
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i just did this last week,
TIP: use the pci bracket

You are referring to the removable slot brackets from the back, right?
post #8 of 22
are you asking how to press the wires down into the power adapter?

I used a flathead screwdriver and press them all down.

make sure to put the little plastic cover back on all of them
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Can you take some more pics as you do this? I think I would like to try this out.
 
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Originally Posted by ghostrider85 View Post

i just did this last week,
TIP: use the pci bracket

You are referring to the removable slot brackets from the back, right?

yup, that's right. those brackets that you have to remove if you are going to install any pci/e card, the tip of those bracket is perfect for this job
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