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 connected to the motherboard with this connector:
And here is the spot on the Motherboard where the power was supplied.
What is the name of this adapter and where can I get another one?
This computer was bought new October 2013 from best buy, box number: DX4870-UB318. The gateway folks won't divulge the type of motherboard it has nor give specs on it.
On the wire itself is an identification code:
Next to the connector on the motherboard it says: HDDPWR1 and the second one says HDDPWR2. This cable has two SATA power connectors and one mystery connector.
The power supply has no molex power cables and no SATA power connectors! This is the most bizarre hard drive power system I've seen. I guess the motherboard folks are trying to remove the burden for desktop power supplies to provide adapters (molex, SATA, other) to CD's and hard drives.
Can someone put a name on that white flat 6 pin HDD Power Connector?
I ended up running out to TigerDirect store buying a "SATA Power Y Splitter Cable" to provide more spaces to power SATA devices.