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Im new to PC building. I am wondering what this cable is for. It came with my PSU Silversone 1200w.
Now I know it goes to the Hard drives but It has one 6 pin connection to the PSU, 3 of some others and the last one is also different from the rest.

The 3 that look the same L shape, connect to the hard drives. But do I use ONE cable for all the hard drives in a chain


? Or do I have to use one cable for each hard drive?
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Thats a molex cable with a floppy connector at the end

You dont use molex for HDD´s unless you have some ancient HDD´s that use molex for power

Pretty much every HDD and SSD these days use SATA power and not molex
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Thats a molex cable with a floppy connector at the end

You dont use molex for HDD´s unless you have some ancient HDD´s that use molex for power

Pretty much every HDD and SSD these days use SATA power and not molex

YOU ARE CORRECT SIR!! I took the picture of the wrong cable! Here is the correct one. Goes from 6 pin on the PSU to 4 of the same that connect to hard drives. but again do I use 1 cable and chain the Hard drives or one cable for each hard drive.

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Originally Posted by mx4lifejac View Post

YOU ARE CORRECT SIR!! I took the picture of the wrong cable! Here is the correct one. Goes from 6 pin on the PSU to 4 of the same that connect to hard drives. but again do I use 1 cable and chain the Hard drives or one cable for each hard drive.


You can use one cable you dont need to use two

I have had 5 high speed HDD´s on one cable before and nothing ever happend
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even if I plan to do 2 HDs in raid zero and another ssd?
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You can run three drives on one cable no problem.
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even if I plan to do 2 HDs in raid zero and another ssd?

Yes you can plug in as many HDD's as you have connections for on the power cord.
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