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Dangers of using external power source with internal hard drive

Is it okay to connect a internal hard drive (IDE/SATA/SCSI) to an internal controller (e.g. on-board the motherboard) and supply the power via another power supply or an external unit like the one ...
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Is there any limit on how many SATA power connectors i can extend

I am running out of SATA power connector from my PS unit. I have ordered One SATA to 2 SATA extender connector from ebay I want to know that how many max i can join them in series. Can i make 4 ...
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Does the laptop power supply the SATA drive from battery even being powered off?

I have a Fujitsu Lifebook s762 with a native SSD drive. After a couple of months or so - the SSD became the "brick". I read the article and remembered, that just before the failure, I shut down the ...
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Computer cables explained [closed]

I've noticed lately that places to learn about both power supply cables and also peripherals and fans aren't that easy to find. There's very little information available that gives detailed ...
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926 views

Motherboard HDDPWR1 connector

I need help identifying the name of a connector. I have a Gateway DX4870-UB318 computer, I opened the case and wanted to attach another hard drive, but to my surprise one existing SATA hard drive was ...
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No SATA drives after PSU Upgrade

I know this sounds a lot like this but I just confirmed that my MBR is fine as well as the SSD drive in question. What happened: I upgraded my be-quiet 700w PSU to the 1000w dark power pro. When I ...
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561 views

Can I use a second power supply for hard drives? [duplicate]

I have an old Pentium-M based Shuttle PC that is great as a backup NAS solution at home, where I prefer low power consumption over speed. It only has two SATA ports. However it has a PCI slot and I ...
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246 views

Where do SATA drives get their power when using a PCI SATA controller on oler PCs?

I've been looking into PCI SATA controller cards online for an older PC and noticed that the ports only have the SATA cable connector and the Power supply does not have the SATA power connectors. I ...
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183 views

PSU Connectors won't fit

I just bought a new PSU to replace one that blew up a few weeks ago. Everything went fine except that none of the 4 detachable SATA and Peripheral cables that came with the supply will connect to it. ...
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2answers
352 views

Motherboard/PSU crippling USB and Sata

I very recently bought a new desktop computer. The motherboard is: Z77MX-D3H and the power supply is ocz zs series 550w. The issue I have is that once I boot to the operating system (I have tried ...
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969 views

Out of power connectors, need to install 3 more drives

I just built a new PC. My motherboard (Gigabyte Z77) has 8 SATA connectors. The problem is, I have run out of power supply connectors! I need to install 3 more drives. How can I increase the number ...
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1answer
428 views

Adding more drives to motherboard with two SATA slots only?

Hardware n00b, building a freeNAS 8 box. Motherboard has 2 SATA slots: http://www.jetway.com.tw/jw/motherboard_view.asp?productid=309&proname=M26GT3-SVP All 3 PCI slots are empty. I have 3 more ...
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1answer
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Power supply turn off when connected to sata HD

Hi I bought WD Essentials 1TB and it worked fine until I used wrong power supply (from netbook) and it stopped working. I opened the black case and found WD Cavier Green SATA drive. I took it out and ...
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1answer
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How to identify an SMPS can power both SATA, and IDE devices?

I have an old P4 with 2 UDMA HDD (totalling around 300G of storage, with a decent amount of real-estate yet to be used) purchased a replacement m/b + processor for my upgrade intend to move one of ...
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Connect a 2.5" (laptop hard disk) SATA hard disk to Desktop PC

Can I connect a laptop SATA hard disk to Desktop PC? Do I have to use some adapters or I can just plug in SATA power connector and SATA data cable like my Desktop hard disk is connected? I noticed ...
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1answer
683 views

Is it safe to use an IDE to SATA power adapter for an extended period of time?

I just bought a computer from HP and they failed to include SATA power connectors with the power supply other then the one HD and DVD drive. Meanwhile I have two IDE to SATA power adapters that came ...
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3answers
807 views

SATA Hard drive not detected after disconnecting it and connecting it again

HDD 1: Not working HDD 2: Working I accidentally disconnected the SATA to motherboard cable, with the power suply cable still attached (from HDD 1). It crashed my Ubuntu, and when I connected the ...
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DISK BOOT FAILURE after upgrading power supply

After upgrading my power supply, I get the following error message when trying to boot into Windows 7. DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER My Windows 7 installation is on a SATA ...
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Why are there so many pins on a sata power connector?

I was just looking at the power connector for a SATA optical drive, and noticed that it had fifteen pins! I then marveled at the data connector next to it, which has a measly seven pins. I know that ...
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Internal SATA connected to External SATA without an enclosure

Would there be any problem connecting an internal SATA drive using an old PC Power Supply for its power and connecting to an external SATA port on a laptop? Would there be any voltage conflicts? I ...