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post #1 of 33
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This has been bugging me for a long time. I don't understand what the deal is over the new SATA plug. Is there a performance difference if I use the SATA plug or if I just stick to the old Molex connection?
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post #2 of 33
Prolly not much of a difference. Cept its smaller.
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so you dont have to use a 4-pin molex? cause im using both...***? so youre telling my if i unplugged the 4 pins from the drives I could still run them?
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post #4 of 33
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For a quick refresher, and for those that don't know the difference between the plugs, found an excellent peripheral guide at THG:
http://www6.tomshardware.com/howto/2...erial_ata_sata
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post #5 of 33
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No, you don't need to use both power connections.
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post #6 of 33
then why does it have both? and why the hell AM i using both if i only need one?
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post #7 of 33
http://img206.imageshack.us/my.php?image=psu12v0rp.jpg

This can be helpful, theres a lot more lines going to it so I'd assume that it would be better/more stable power for the drive.
It has both so people without the Sata connector can use the drive.
post #8 of 33
Great thread!! Always wanted to know!
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post #9 of 33
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http://img206.imageshack.us/my.php?image=psu12v0rp.jpg

This can be helpful, theres a lot more lines going to it so I'd assume that it would be better/more stable power for the drive.
It has both so people without the Sata connector can use the drive.
Hmm..I saw the spec of the power plug, so I should be using the SATA power plug? I have one on my OCZ Pstream, so I'll be using that one.
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post #10 of 33
ok, so if i like pulled the molex out of my sata drives right now at this very moment, they wouldnt crash?
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