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Coboc SATA to 2x Molex Y-Splitter Converter Cable - Free after Rebate

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Coboc SC-PWC-MOL-6-SATA-SS 6" SATA 15-pin Female with Latch to 2 x Molex 4-pin LP4 Male Y-Splitter Power Adapter Converter Cable [newegg.com]
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After having a fire in one of my computers due to a poor Molex to SATA adapter, I'd personally stay very far away from this, having no way to know it's quality, but knowing first and foremost that it's cheap.

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Molex to SATA? Say goodbye to your data!
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Molex to SATA? Say goodbye to your data!
I think it's the other way around? Sata to molex?
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I hate molex connectors
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Be careful with these, as sata connectors are rated for only 1.5 amps but molex is rated for 10 amps in some cases. So using adapters like this, it's possible to get yourself in deep trouble trying to pull 20 amps through wires that were only meant for 1.5.

TLDR 1) be very sure you know exactly what you're doing, or 2) buy fire insurance.
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Be careful with these, as sata connectors are rated for only 1.5 amps but molex is rated for 10 amps in some cases. So using adapters like this, it's possible to get yourself in deep trouble trying to pull 20 amps through wires that were only meant for 1.5.

TLDR 1) be very sure you know exactly what you're doing, or 2) buy fire insurance.
Yep, much safer to just use a second PSU, for a video card, than do a sata to molex, and then a molex to 6 pin adapter.
In any sense, having a case that's metal can save your ass!
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I think it's the other way around? Sata to molex?
No, part of the Newegg description is wrong. The picture and specifications say it's PSU to Molex then SATA device.
"One SATA 15-pin Female w/ latch to two Molex 4-Pin Male Y cable(180 degree,Straight-through)"
I guess you could combine rails with this but I would not do it this way.
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Be careful with these, as sata connectors are rated for only 1.5 amps but molex is rated for 10 amps in some cases. So using adapters like this, it's possible to get yourself in deep trouble trying to pull 20 amps through wires that were only meant for 1.5.

TLDR 1) be very sure you know exactly what you're doing, or 2) buy fire insurance.
It sounds like @ocdtrekkie didn't know what they are doing.
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great stocking stuffers!
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PSUs with molex adapters have the female end. This item lets you use two molex connectors on your PSU and convert them into a single SATA power connector. Not sure why you'd need this, but free is free.

To everyone in this thread saying "molex to sata, lose your data", you are all correct. The SATA power connector is the point of failure with the cheap adapters because the plastic is molded around the pins. It's not a firm connection, so the pins inside can move around and arc, causing a fire.
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Yep, much safer to just use a second PSU, for a video card, than do a sata to molex, and then a molex to 6 pin adapter.
In any sense, having a case that's metal can save your ass!
Yeah cause shorting out a 2nd psi to get it to run is fire safe. I have literally caught a GPU on fire due to having 2PSUs
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I too have had a rig catch fire thanks to a Molex to SATA adapter. The smell of melting plastic brought me into the den, where I saw flames emerging from the fan vent in the case. I ripped the KVM and network cables out of the back of the motherboard - and I mean I yanked so hard I broke the connectors off at the ports - and carried the flaming box at arm's length outside of the house and set it down on the patio and extinguished it with a towel. I got lucky. These things are no joke. Avoid at all costs.
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TLDR 1) be very sure you know exactly what you're doing, or 2) buy fire insurance.
This is good advice for most types of power distribution. It constantly amazes me how little most people understand about wire size and connector current ratings.

"If there's a plug available and the cord fits, it must be ok, right? If not, I'll just add another splitter." - Famous last words before the fire (or hopefully the breaker tripping if things were installed correctly).
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Yeah cause shorting out a 2nd psi to get it to run is fire safe. I have literally caught a GPU on fire due to having 2PSUs
Really? I was using a 430w antec with a 400w thermaltake to power my crossfired 7950s for a couple of years. I had to use some molex to 6 pin adapters though. I did ground both psu's to the chassis. I'm sure that helped.
Overclocked a little too, but not insane.
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