Can't install additional SATA HD

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#1

Hi

i wanna to buy a new addittional SATA HD. However my PS only has 1 set of SATA cable and is currently use by my currrent HD.

Is there any cable coverter like coverting the normal power cable to SATA cable.

I dont want to buy addaitonal PS or a normal HD

Any advise ?


#2

Hi,

there are power adapters (from molex to Sata) available. No problem.
Example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812105409
(But extremely pricey there :eek: )

Michael


#3

[quote=mciahel;2091709]Hi,

there are power adapters (from molex to Sata) available. No problem.
Example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812105409
(But extremely pricey there :eek: )

Michael[/quote]

my hp pc come with a 300w PS. Will it has any detrimental effect on the PC for adding additional HD for a 300w PS ?

I intend to purchase a 1 TGB HD on top on my 320 GB HD. Will it slow down my system ?


#4

Hi,[quote=c1steady;2091714]my hp pc come with a 300w PS. Will it has any detrimental effect on the PC for adding additional HD for a 300w PS ?[/quote]shouldn’t be a problem. I’d be rather concerned about heat. There should be about 1 cm (1/2") space between the two HDDs at least.

I intend to purchase a 1 TGB HD on top on my 320 GB HD. Will it slow down my system ?
No.

Michael


#5

I recently bought a molex to SATA adapter from a local PC shop for $5, not really that pricey, but I’d look locally before looking online.


#6

[quote=LOCOENG;2091723]I recently bought a molex to SATA adapter from a local PC shop for $5, not really that pricey, but I’d look locally before looking online.[/quote]My favourite shop sells such adapters for less than 1 Euro (=1,5 USD). But looking locally is indeed the better option for such low-price articles :iagree:


#7

thanks all of u . now i know it is called "molex to SATA adapter " when communicating with local PC shop.


#8

Good luck c1steady :slight_smile:

It took me 3 shops to find one though mciahel :frowning:


#9

Most of the WD SATA drives I have bought came with molex-to-SATA power adapters.