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I am changing out my psu and should have my new one soon. Right now my Antec True Blue 480w is installed. I was looking at the power connections to my two hard drives and looks like the lead from the power suppy goes to a molex connector and then splits off (leaving a male end on the molex unused) to a special connector powering the harddrive. This is the same on each harddrive.

Do most psu's come wired this way? I just want to make sure I dont have to modify the wiring in any way. Thanks!
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well im a little confused on what your saying, all PSU,s come with the same molex connectors, so you will have no problem connecting them to your harddrives or any other components
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Each set of 4 wires has several 4pin molexes on it. If that is what you mean?

Basically you have 4 wires on the molex and it goes into your hard drive. adn the wires split our of it and continue on to another molex. Am i correct? OR is it different?

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Thanks folks. That picture is very helpful. Yes, the molex connector splits off and then there is a diffrent kind of connector for the hard drives power. Is that typical? Does that make more sense?

How many of these have power connectors for hard drives typically?
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My psu, has a section that goes to a molex and then to a harddrive power connector. Then is has another section doing the same thing, so there are two of them.
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yup...thats normal, nothing to worry about, get the new psu, plug it all in, and enjoy!
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