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post #11 of 22
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I am a little surprised that case manufacturers have not started supplying these or making them available for purchase for each case they create. I have never owned a power supply that has made connecting several hard drives easily and cleanly. Some of the cables are very awkward to try to bend to fit connecting to several drives, and with how fragile the connector on the drives are, its a huge pain.
post #12 of 22
the "tool"
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post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by Ramsey77 View Post

Can you take some more pics as you do this? I think I would like to try this out.

My plan is to first create a custom length cable going back to my psu and running it to the furthest drive to make exact length of cables. I'll connect the top connector to the cable. After that, Ill plug it back into the first drive, and line up all the other connectors, and make small marks on my power cables as to where the connectors need to be mounted. Ill remove all connectors, and punch them down using either a PCI bracket or screwdriver (thanks guys) and it should be perfect. Be very careful to make sure the power cables done get mixed up so each cable runs to the same place. Of the PSUs I've owned, they have been AWG 18 for the sata power cables. I ordered mine from bulkwire.com
post #14 of 22
more pics of my cable mod

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post #15 of 22
Thread Starter 
Ill post some pics of mine when I am done, hopefully later tonight. I'll likely do it in my build log, since it has sucked and I really am bad at them. I was lucky that all of my drives line up perfectly to make this easier
post #16 of 22
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I didnt try the screwdriver because I had a PCI bracket nearby, and it does the job amazingly. Thanks man!
post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by yanks8981 View Post

I didnt try the screwdriver because I had a PCI bracket nearby, and it does the job amazingly. Thanks man!

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post #18 of 22
Thread Starter 
I tried it and it doesnt seem to work..... hmmmmmm
post #19 of 22
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I am thining the insulation is too thick. For those of you who have completed this, what wire did you use and where did you order it from? This stuff works good for putting pins on, but may be too thick for this.
post #20 of 22
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or, surprsingly, I had the cables in backwards, which doesnt destroy whatever you plug into it.... i tried it on an old junk CD rom and it didnt work, but the standard Seasonic cable did, then I noticed they were backwards, switched them, and they worked....didnt look like they went through the insulation far enough, but I guess its fine.
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