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Is it possible? Sure, after all, the pins are simply metal contacts that need to have a metal contact to your motherboard in order to work. There are even some videos on people doing something similar. Should you? Depending on what you consider a worthwhile risk. Let's say you accidentally short a pin, best case scenario is your BluRay drive doesn't work ...


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You just need a SATA data cable and an adapter for a 4 pin molex (LP4) to a SATA (15 pin) standard internal power connector . Like a StarTech SATAPOWADAP. Or use a 15 + 7 adapter that has an LP4 male power connector and a 7 pin SATA Data connector (SATA10POW). If your drive is an eSATA drive it will require different adapters.


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SMART is good for an overview of the drive health, but it is by no means perfect or 100% reliable for detecting a failing drive. On the contrary, I've had some drives with a perfect SMART reading, but barely able to keep a connection to the machine for over a minute. What you've described does sound like a failing hard drive, at least, certainly not a ...


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Or try Windows 7 media from Maher's digital wirld or murphy78(Google them) with slipstreamed SATA drivers. They have multiple revisions and you can choose the one that corresponds with you license.


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The AMD SB950 Southbridge does appear to support Port Multiplication. Be sure that if your motherboard has more than one IO controller (like the ASMedia controller), that you are using the SB950 sata ports for muxing, rather than any others which may or may not support PMP (this goes for controllers from Marvel, Intel RST, JMicron, etc as well).


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You had (past sense) a RAID 5 array, which allows up to 1 drive to fail. You now have two missing drives. That means the array is broken. If you want to recover it then: Wipe the array. Rebuild it with working drives. Restore from backup. Failing up to date backups: Consider point 1. Do you really need that data? If not wipe the array and restore from ...



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