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SATA vs Old style power connectors

by Jamfan55 / September 6, 2008 8:02 AM PDT

I just recently replaced my power supply, and this one came with SATA connectors as well.
Being a nervous parts changer, I just hooked it up the way it was before.
Would using the SATA connectors make any difference, in performance, or otherwise ?

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Good.....that's exactly what you should have done.
by VAPCMD / September 6, 2008 8:23 AM PDT

No performance difference just different connector design.

On the plus side...you have PSU connectors for SATA drives whenever you add them.


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I have 2 SATA HD's
by Jamfan55 / September 6, 2008 7:30 PM PDT

my C drive is the older, slower type (original equipment), but I added 2 SATA's 18 months back, for capturing video and storage

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Sorry that's not how I read your post...
by VAPCMD / September 7, 2008 1:41 AM PDT
In reply to: I have 2 SATA HD's

it sounded like you were asking if the HDDs would be faster using the SATA power connectors and the answer to that is no. SATA HDDs are generally faster than their IDE counterparts so if you're looking to boost performance and the SATA interface on your MB supports the higher speed HDDs, then shifting your OS and APPs to an SATA 3.0 HDD with higher density platters might help increase overall system performance.


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