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Hello forum, I'm looking to install this SSD in my build with a molex connection. Here is my SATA to Molex adapter:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812816038

The question is what cable do I need to power the 840 Pro with this adapter? Does it need to be SATA3? Does it come included with my power supply/motherboard?
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The adapter will fit on the end of a Molex connector from your PSU, and that will connect straight into the SSD. I would assume the SSD will come with a SATA data cable, so y'know, you're actually able to use it.

On further inspection, that is for converting a spare SATA power connection into a Molex, you want the opposite if you don't have any SATA power connections: a Molex to SATA, not SATA to Molex
Edited by Bearybear - 4/21/14 at 2:25pm
post #3 of 6
That adapter is backwards. That's to change a SATA connection on a PSU into a molex.

Just use the SATA plug straight from your PSU right into the SSD. Any PSU made in like the last 10 years just about will have SATA plugs.

EDIT:
For data cable....a SATA data cable is a SATA data cable. There's really no difference.
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In that case, is it bad to mix SATA and Molex on my PSU? I thought that you should stick to one? The 840 Pro SSD does not come with any cables, so I need to find 15 pin power connector that will power the SSD from the PSU along with an extension for that cable to give me some room to route in addition to a SATA to Molex if it is true that I should keep it Molex or Sata throughout my connections. I will also need a SATA 3.0 extension for the SSD. Thank you guys.
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In that case, is it bad to mix SATA and Molex on my PSU? I thought that you should stick to one? The 840 Pro SSD does not come with any cables, so I need to find 15 pin power connector that will power the SSD from the PSU along with an extension for that cable to give me some room to route in addition to a SATA to Molex if it is true that I should keep it Molex or Sata throughout my connections. I will also need a SATA 3.0 extension for the SSD. Thank you guys.

Your power plugs should be more than long enough in most cases mate. Just plug the SATA power plug from the PSU, into the SSD. You can mix and match molex and SATA plugs all you want, they all run off 12v.

As far as data cable, like I said, absolutely ANY SATA data cable will work with SATA 3. It's just copper wires in there. Buying a specific cable that's "rated" for SATA 3 is a rip off. Any cable will do so long as its a SATA data cable.
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I'm not sure that the cables may reach, they seem very short to me. I ordered a Corsair 750D case and the SATA cable that goes to my motherboard is about 20 inches long. I'm not too sure, but this seems a little tight for routing behind the case?

For the power cable, the 15 pin included with the PSU is ridiculously short and built for mounting an HDD or SSD on the traditional brackets rather than the behind-the-tray, convenient SSD brackets the 750D provides. Do you know where I could find another 15 pin power connector?

Here is a "15 pin power extension cable": http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13325/cab-457/ModSmart_SATA_15_Pin_Power_Extension_Cable_-_Black_-_12_PC-S15P-12X-BK.html

How does this work exactly? (PSU | 5 pin | SATA | Adapter | SATA) ?

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