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post #31 of 85
Ok dude. See the picture of the back of the hard drive? For power, You can use either the 4 pin power on the right, OR the long "L" shaped one on the left(use the adapter if your PSU doesn't have one if you want to use the SATA power lead. The adapter might give you a few inches extra length if you're coming up short, too.) . Use either method to plug it into the PSU.

Looks like you have the SATA data cord figured out.

You see the jumper boxed in green on that picture, too? pull it out and put it in the middle under "S" for slave until you get the data transferred from your old drive.
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post #32 of 85
NOOOOOOO. The 8 pin on the mobo is for something else, look, the SATA red cable, plug it into where you showed me in the picture (the red box u showed me). Then for the power connection, use either a normal 4-pin (from the PSU) or use the adapter (still using it from the PSU).
post #33 of 85
Here's what you need.

Step by step "professional" grade graphics.
you cant really go wrong, use sata port 1 (will be marked on motherboard) to make it easy and also you cant really plug it wrong. If it dont fit, it dont go in there like that or it dont belong there.
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That's my problem, I can't find the male 4 pin molex coming from my power supply.
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post #35 of 85
disconnect one of your cd rom drives if you dont have enough...It should have siX! assuming your two fans take one each (2), your radeon takes another (1), your motherboard takes one (1) and your hard drive takes one (1) and your cd drive takes one(1) DISCONNECT THOSE FANS
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post #36 of 85
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Arghh i'm so confused about jumpers now, I just want to set up the 160 harddrive so I can clone from the 20 gig thats in there then get rid of the 20 gig and put the 160 in it's place. I might just give this up as a bad job
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post #37 of 85
Don't give up! Nevaziah posted a very well laid out picture. Just relax and find everything in the picture, then attach it all according to the picture.
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This is really doing my head in, I have 3 female connecters connected to something next to the "DIMM" do I connect the male connecter to one of those?
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post #39 of 85
NOOOOooooooooooooooooooo! OH NOES !!

that three pin near the DIMM is for the ram. no touch! the four pin molex connector comes straight out of the Power supply into the sata power adapter. Disconnect the four pin cable that comes from your power supply and use it to connect it to the sata power adapter.

edit: also leave the jumpers ON the hard drives as they are. Sata drives come preconfigured and you dont need to play with them to set master or slave like the IDEs...

EDIT: Waitaminute.. it seems SOME of the hitachi sata drives HAVE molex 4 pin connectors for power, your drive wouldnt happen to have it would it? Please post a picture with the back of the drive so I can see connectors.
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post #40 of 85
Is the DIMM a slot?

If so, then thats for the RAM.

If you've plugged the cable into the yellow things then you don't need to worry about data transfer anymore, you just need to connect the molex end of the power adapter to any molex on your PSU and then the other end to your hard drive
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