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Is it safe to power a SATA HDD using Molex adaptor?

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I current have SATA III Segate 500GB HDD, but I don't have enough Sata power cables. Is it save to use the adaptor below to power my HDD? I heard Molex gives out much more power than Sata HDD's need.




This my PSU

http://xfxforce.com/en-gb/Products/Power-Supply/XFX/Pro-Series/ProSeries-450W-PSU/450W-Core-Edition-Full-Wired-Bronze.aspx
Edited by Andypandy - 3/14/13 at 10:51am
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Yes, it will be fine. I am currently using the same in my rig for a couple drives. thumb.gif
   
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Its perfectly safe. Ive used those for both HDD and DVD drives before.
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Originally Posted by Andypandy View Post

I current have SATA III Segate 500GB HDD, but I don't have enough Sata power cables. Is it save to use the adaptor below to power my HDD? I heard Molex gives out much more power than Sata HDD's need.




This my PSU

http://xfxforce.com/en-gb/Products/Power-Supply/XFX/Pro-Series/ProSeries-450W-PSU/450W-Core-Edition-Full-Wired-Bronze.aspx
It will work just fine with a SATA hard drive. SATA hard disks generally require 5v and 12v DC, which is the same voltages that the Molex connector supplies.
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