Slim SATA to Full SATA Adapter and Extensions

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#1

Greetings all.

Background:

  • Recently I purchased two slim optical drives for use in desktops.
  • Both drives are: 12.7mm DVD RW Drives
  • Drive A: Samsung SN-208DB
  • Drive B: Sony AD-7700S

Issue:

  • I noticed several variances in cables/adapters and need a little help.
  • What follows is a list of what I’ve found, with questions at the bottom.

Slim SATA to Full SATA Adapter: (Photo attached)

  • Has two wires, Arranged: black, red (ground, 5v)

Slim SATA Extensions: (Photo’s attached)

  • In this category there are multiple configurations.
  • Type 1: Four Wires: Arranged: black, yellow, red, black (ground, 5v, 12v, ground)
  • Type 2: Four Wires: Arranged: black, black, yellow, red (ground, ground, 5v, 12v)

StarTech Adapter: SLSATAADAP: (Photo Attached)

  • It’s one molded piece; no idea what pins are connected to what.

Questions:
1) Slim SATA to full SATA adapter: Will this work for both drives, and for slim SATA drives in general?
2) Slim SATA extensions: Will either cable work for both drives, and for slim SATA drives in general?
3) For the one piece molded StarTech adapter: Does this (a) pass all the SATA power pins through, (b) will it work for my drives, and © slim SATA drives in general?



#2
  1. Yes, this will work for all slim SATA drives. You need one for each drive.
  2. This is only an extension. You still need to somehow convert your SATA power connector since nearly all desktop power supplies don’t have slim SATA power connectors.
  3. Yes, this will work for all slim SATA drives. You need one for each drive.

I would go for option #1 because option #3 would leave the adapter sticking out (by a fairly big margin) on the back of the drive and make it a little unstable.