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I need 16-20 sata power connectors. Any solution?
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Splitters

http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-Power-Splitter-Adapter-PYO4SATA/dp/B0086OGN9E/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1445912368&sr=8-2&keywords=sata+splitter

http://www.amazon.com/Silverstone-Connectors-Stabilizing-Capacitors-CP06/dp/B005DD28XG/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1445912368&sr=8-8&keywords=sata+splitter
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I heard sata splitters can cause fire because of small surface area
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All badly made electronics can cause fire. A splitter as an item in of itself is not something that causes fire no more than someone's low grade psu causing a fire because it was a psu. It caused a fire because it was badly made.
Secondly, small surface area? all the connectors and leads are the same size as the standard plug from your psu. If it were smaller, it wouldn't fit so I don't know what "surface area" you're talking about.
Third, it's about how much power is required to go through a certain gauge of wire that is the most likely factor in causing damage. Such that if they use hair thin wire to power a gpu, then that'd be a problem. Hdd use so little power in the grand scheme of things that you can use all the splitters you want essentially and if you're absolutely worried, put different splitter sets on different molex connectors to ease the load off of any single psu cable but in the end, the psu cable as much higher gauge of wire anyway and is the last thing that's going to fry. I have a single molex powering 16 fans from two 9 splitters in series for my two 480 radiators and have done so for years and nothing has gone wrong. For the future, If someone gives you advice but can't explain it, chances are it's full of...expletive.
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The thing is the sata connector is connected to 18 gauge wire, the contact in the sata is very small. To pull a few amps through such a small connection worries me.

I suppose it is best to just add self crimp sata connectors onto the line, of build my own cable.
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Well that's up to you and good luck with your build. You'll be super happy if there's a news story about mass recall of splitters causing fires.
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Originally Posted by Cha0s_Cha0 View Post

Well that's up to you and good luck with your build. You'll be super happy if there's a news story about mass recall of splitters causing fires.

i made a chain of 6 once




but if you are serious about storage.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811219038

then all you need is 6 molex plugs

should add in my file servers i use an ocz zt 750 watt psu (discontinued) with 12 drives and a cooler master silent pro M with 16 drives.
Edited by Master__Shake - 10/27/15 at 6:41pm
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Originally Posted by Master__Shake View Post

i made a chain of 6 once




but if you are serious about storage.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811219038

then all you need is 6 molex plugs

should add in my file servers i use an ocz zt 750 watt psu (discontinued) with 12 drives and a cooler master silent pro M with 16 drives.

Shipping is too large to me.

I think self made would work, or splice and solder.

Thank you both for comments.
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