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How can I use a slimline sata connector with regular sata connectors?

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I want to shorten my cables and get rid of one of the sata connectors just like in the picture below. Only difference is the last sata connector will be a slimline sata connector. I already bought a stripper, crimper and I plan on buying the crimper contacts.



This is what I want it to look like except the last sata should be a slimline.
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Slimline SATA connector includes both power and data. Usually plastic is moulded over the whole connectors, and I don't believe there are any loose connectors available.

You could for example buy the Silverstone CP10, and use its 5V and ground wires as the basis for your custom connector.
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Slimline SATA connector includes both power and data. Usually plastic is moulded over the whole connectors, and I don't believe there are any loose connectors available.

You could for example buy the Silverstone CP10, and use its 5V and ground wires as the basis for your custom connector.
I'm pretty sure Slimline Sata connectors don't include both power and data. It's just common for companies to make a connector with both. If you look at my first picture, that little connector on the end is actually just slimline power connector.

The silverstone CP10 came included with my blu-ray player. As of right now that is my last resort since I don't want to use molex connectors and the cable is way too long for my case.I'm trying to go with a very simple and clean look.

I believe you're right tho, I don't believe there are any loose slimline connectors.
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Your picture shows a regular 15 pin sata power connector. You don't need to use the molex connector, you can cut the wires and recrimp into a connector that fits your PSU.
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Originally Posted by WiSK View Post

Your picture shows a regular 15 pin sata power connector. You don't need to use the molex connector, you can cut the wires and recrimp into a connector that fits your PSU.
My first picture on the top does have a slimline power connector.

Recrimping the slimline into an existing line is a good idea. I'll play around with my case tonight and see if that will work. I kinda prefer my current Silverstone CP11 sata cables tho. They are very tiny and almost invisible since I hide them well.
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Originally Posted by Tennobanzai View Post

My first picture on the top does have a slimline power connector.

Ah, my bad, it's the one on the far left? Sorry was looking at the two bigger connectors. I didn't realise the PP05-E includes a slimline power connector. Interesting smile.gif

Here's a close-up



Edit: in fact it has two slimline power connectors!

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Yeah far left. Thanks I didn't realize the PP05-E set came with another slimline. I'll probably hack that one up first since if it fails I'll be using the molex connectors anyways for option #2.
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I might have misunderstood but I use one of these Startech adapters with a slimline optical drives.
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I might have misunderstood but I use one of these Startech adapters with a slimline optical drives.
I'm trying to avoid one of those adapters. Basically my goal is to use the slimline interface, shorten the cables, and remove one or two sata connectors.
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If it were me, despite seeing the PP05-E connectors, I'd still go with the CP10 as a base. Cut off the molex, and add in the 12V and ground wires. Two things I like about the CP10: sleeving on the data cable is not bad, and the 90 degree angle of the wires seems neater than when I've had wires hanging out the back.

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