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ok so i have a small prob. i bought one of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812189193
from newegg when doing my last upgrade to a ssd and sata dvd drive. i needed because my psu only has 2 sata power connectors. this thing has been nothing but trouble. i alsmost rma'ed my ssd because of this beast but using it on my dvd drive worked fine for months. now its causing my pc not to post (dont ask how long it took to troubleshoot this item lol) does anyone know why this adapter could be causing such problems?

thanks for any insight in advance.
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post #2 of 6
I don't think the adapter would be causing trouble, however your PSU itself looks like it would be trouble...
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....i thought maybe so aswell but i have removed the adapter and everything is running fine...

after reading current reviews on adapter i am not the only one who thinks the pins are shotty.. could it be pins making bad connections making my psu malfunction? like an ati surge of some sort? im gonna replace the molex plug with a spare i have and see if that works any better so il keep you posted lol
Edited by ViSioNx - 3/31/11 at 7:17am
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hmmmm make sure that the adapter has the cables going into the sata part the correct way. have you tried another adapter?
http://www.goplextor.com/asia/images...er-cable-1.jpg
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working fine now with new molex end ..still freezes if i move it though so i will be replacing it soon. just think this is a crazy way to have random freezes and such.
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post #6 of 6
I've seen lots of problems with that type of integrated data/power adapter. You will be better off with a simple Molex to SATA Power adapter and a separate SATA Data Cable.

http://www.svc.com/gc6atam2.html

http://www.svc.com/6sapoadca.html
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