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How to install 3rd Sata drive with PS that only has 2 plugs

by jigmeg / June 11, 2007 2:13 AM PDT

How to install the 3rd Sata drive with PS that only has two SATA power plugs

Help! I am pulling my hair out trying to install a 3rd Sata drive with PS that only has two SATA power plugs. The store that sold the 3rd drive to me gave me a normal powerplug to sata power connector adapter, but that does not work. I don't think the power is the same, is it? My jumbo PS has two sata power connectors, and those have an orange lead unlike all the others that are the normal black red yellow. Using the adapter they gave me toasted one drive and the second one trips the MB protection circuit. How do you do this? I have an intel board (newer) with the s1-4 sata connections. Arg, thanks!

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thanks for that, but i have this...
by jigmeg / June 11, 2007 3:08 AM PDT
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Bad luck I suppose.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 11, 2007 3:20 AM PDT

You're the first to do that I suppose. Here we must have done a few hundred by now.

Since you feel these are not a solution you'll have to replace the power supply.


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