Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129
Are you sure that the 24 and 20 pin connectors are ATX connectors, and not something ultra-proprietary?
From what I read they are ATX connectors, but Dell being Dell are VERY vague about the PSU specifications. There are NO specifications on this PSU which is very annoying.
Originally Posted by allikat
Wouldn't shock me if a Dell server had some crazy odd setup. You definitely need the old PSU and a multi-meter to check it out.
If you begin from the assumption that one of either the 20pin or 24pin are standard, you start using the meter in continuity tester mode to see what's hooked to what. It may well be that the second connector isn't actually a straight 20 pin, it's an auxiliary connector to power the drive backplane or something else of the sort.
Edit: Or you could open up the old PSU and take a whole bucket of photos (edit them to label where the wires end up in some) and let the PSU gurus like Phaedrus take a look see.
Well unfortunately the PSU is not in my possession and probably never will be so either of those things are not a possiblity and the person who does have it does not have the know how to do it. Pity really.
Thanks anyway guys. I think I am going to tell him to scrap the project as its just not going to happen unless we know what we need to know about the PSU.