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My friend ordered a new hard drive that only has a SATA power input. But his power supply only has the Molex connectors.

My power supply has 2 SATA power connectors which both i am not using. I'm wondering if i could cut off one of my SATA connectors and solder it to one of his molex connectors, like replace it. Is there anything special i need to know or can i just work off this picture?
    
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post #2 of 16
SATA plugs on PSU tend to be this softer plastic that has been thermally sealed. You would have to destroy the plug to remove it.

If you intend to cut it.... how many wires are coming out of the SATA plug on your PSU? 4 or 5?
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yes you can and wire it back way you see in the pic pretty easy color to same color. Make sure to cut the wire not try to pull the wires out of the sata plug. And put electrc tape over the wires keeping them from touching each other.
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yes you can and wire it back way you see in the pic pretty easy color to same color. Make sure to cut the wire not try to pull the wires out of the sata plug. And put electrc tape over the wires keeping them from touching each other.
yea, just snip the wires, strip and splice 'em back matching the colors... it's be alot less hassle jsut to go to ur local radioshack or best buy and get an actual adapter...
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My SATA plug has 5 wires going into it - yellow, orange, red, and 2 black. Should I worry about the orange one at all then?
    
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yea, just snip the wires, strip and splice 'em back matching the colors... it's be alot less hassle jsut to go to ur local radioshack or best buy and get an actual adapter...
Just get an adapter. Be alot less work, and won't look as bad.
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and safer if you mess up you could fry alot of stuff.
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post #8 of 16
If you really wanna DIY, check this: A Modder's Guide to Making Custom SATA Power Cables

But adapters are fairly easy to come by too... here at the shop, they come in several mobo boxes etc... check w/friends / shops in the area.

EDIT: The 5th wire on some SATAs is a 3.3v (not sure why its there... haven't looked into it... )
    
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http://pinouts.ru/Power/sata-power_pinout.shtml

The five wires are: +3.3v, Ground, +5v, Ground, +12v

I believe the +3.3v is optional for staggered HD startup. It is not needed on desktop PCs.
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