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Is there any reason why I can't run 6 drives on one power cable from the PSU.

I plan on using a HQ modular PSU and here are the drives:

Qty: 2 2.5" WD 500gb HDD
Qty: 2 Crucual C300 64GB SSD
Qty: 2 other SSDs. (Future purchase)



Thanks for the input.
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hmm, there are not 6 sata power connectors in one cable I believe.
At least I have yet to see one.
    
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I plan on making my own, its pretty easy.

My question is about the power requirements and such.
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If they were all traditional hard drives it would be a problem since those draw a lot of current on spin-up. But with just two HDDs and a few SSDs (which generally pull less than 3W) it should be just fine.
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Great, I feel better about making this cable.

Thanks.
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Show us what you make/made when you have it finished. Pretty please?
    
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Well, I started it today but I need some measurements so I'll probably finish it this weekend.
I'm planning on using 6 2.5" drives in this configuration.
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