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I'm looking to get another internal hard drive for my computer. But, currently all the cables are used for the two hard drives and the optical drive. I know there is a type of cable adapter for the power supply. But, I completely forgot the name of it.

Can someone explain what I will need to split the power source and connect the additional hard drive?

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You will likely need one of the three adapters below. If the hard drive you are trying to add is a SATA hard drive, then you will need to get either:

The single SATA to two SATA adapter:

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Or, the single Molex 4-pin to two SATA adapter:

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If your hard drives are the older IDE version then you will need to get:

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Ah Thanks a lot. I think this was what I was looking for. It seems a lot of people have been getting problems with the molex adapter frying their SSDS though... scary. –  Noob Computer Person Feb 6 '13 at 20:27
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If I answered your question, can you mark it as the accepted answer? –  Linger Feb 6 '13 at 20:39
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I have used several molex to SATA adapters without any problems with them frying a SSD drive. –  Linger Feb 6 '13 at 22:03

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