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Do anyone make a floppy power to SATA power?

chong67 12,753 595 August 14, 2010 at 01:52 PM
I have a floppy power connection that comes from my PSU.

Can I convert that floppy connection and covert it to SATA power to run my SATA hard drive?

Is there such a conversion and will it have enough power to run the hd?

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if this is a standard psu you can power sata; just connect yellow to yellow; red to red + electrical tape... orange is optional; or you can get Y molex to sata; in this case you can power 2 sata from one molex
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if this is a standard psu you can power sata; just connect yellow to yellow; red to red + electrical tape... orange is optional
So your suggestion is that he hack apart both his power supply and an SATA power connector that he does not have, then use electrical tape to hold this monstrosity together?

@OP: in the likely event that you have at least 1 Molex connector in the system (even if it's already in use), buy an adapter like this one [newegg.com].
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No, I actually just want to have a floppy output (is there a name for this?) and convert it to a SATA power so I can power ONE hard drive. No Y adapter.

Floppy output is not Molex 4 pin. It looks more like a fan power pin???

Is there such a beast?
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No, I actually just want to have a floppy output (is there a name for this?) and convert it to a SATA power so I can power ONE hard drive. No Y adapter.

Floppy output is not Molex 4 pin. It looks more like a fan power pin???

Is there such a beast?
No but you can get molex to sata without a y
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No, I actually just want to have a floppy output (is there a name for this?) and convert it to a SATA power so I can power ONE hard drive. No Y adapter.

Floppy output is not Molex 4 pin. It looks more like a fan power pin???

Is there such a beast?
Nope.
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not sure i'm understanding your question properly.... but if i am, you could use this:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/ca...s_id=21381
and connect it to a regular molex to sata power adapter.
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technically you have the same 4 wires in molex and floppy; step by step : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jFiFXrPY0w

or get 2 adapters :
one from previous post : floppy to molex and second from molex to sata
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OP dont you have enough HDDs in that rig yet?! thing is going to explode one night, if it doesnt melt down first
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Shoitz, yes, that is it! That male thing(got pins) will connect a 4 pin molex to SATA power adapter. I cant justify that $9 for it though.

Everybody on ebay is selling female floppy to 4 pin molex. Why?

Greenmeansgooooo, I am actually taking out my internal DVD drive and use a USB one, and NOW, I will have space for 9 hard drive, but two will have no fan on it.

I dont have enough hd space. I am replacing all of them with 1.5tb.
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Shoitz, yes, that is it! That male thing(got pins) will connect a 4 pin molex to SATA power adapter. I cant justify that $9 for it though.

Everybody on ebay is selling female floppy to 4 pin molex. Why?

Greenmeansgooooo, I am actually taking out my internal DVD drive and use a USB one, and NOW, I will have space for 9 hard drive, but two will have no fan on it.

I dont have enough hd space. I am replacing all of them with 1.5tb.
how much money does running that rig raise your power bill? Big Grin
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you have 9 drives and won't fork 9 bux for an adapter that is very rare and not in demand...?
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you have 9 drives and won't fork 9 bux for an adapter that is very rare and not in demand...?
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how much money does running that rig raise your power bill? Big Grin
I dont even know. Does it raise my power bill alot as compare to a monster video card?

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you have 9 drives and won't fork 9 bux for an adapter that is very rare and not in demand...?
As you can see on my SIG, I make some good buy on my rig and some not so good buy.

Most of things I buy are used.
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