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Looking for extra cable for my OCZ modular PSU

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I have an OCZ ModXStream-Pro 500w PSU. It came with two cables that have three SATA connections on it. I am looking for one more cable that has three or four more SATA connections on it. It's a 6-pin connection

From doing research, while the connections on PSUs might be standard, the wiring behind them are not which leaves room to fry your hard drives. Short of buying another PSU that is exactly the same, where can I find this cable to make sure the connections are correct?

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Thanks

Edit: Or would this be my best option? (I do have a cable with molex connections on it).
https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matt...907&sr=8-4

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The molex adapter is probably your easiest option, given OCZ isn't in business any more.

You could try contacting PC Power and Cooling (who took over some of OCZs PSU business) to see if they sell any standalone cables that are compatible with your PSU.
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The molex adapter is probably your easiest option, given OCZ isn't in business any more.

You could try contacting PC Power and Cooling (who took over some of OCZs PSU business) to see if they sell any standalone cables that are compatible with your PSU.
I was wondering why I couldn't find anything about OCZ when searching for them. All I could find was Toshiba but that was only SSDs, nothing about PSUs.

I sent them an email but I might also call after they open in a couple hours. Thank you for the info

Are there any drawbacks to using those molex adapters other than having an additional connection point? Is it somehow less stable or less safe power feeding my SATA devices?
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I was wondering why I couldn't find anything about OCZ when searching for them. All I could find was Toshiba but that was only SSDs, nothing about PSUs.

I sent them an email but I might also call after they open in a couple hours. Thank you for the info

Are there any drawbacks to using those molex adapters other than having an additional connection point? Is it somehow less stable or less safe power feeding my SATA devices?
On a 5V hard drive it should be ok depending on how much your daisy chaining. I have used them in the past. I have seen people get in trouble with PSU adapters on GPU's that are drawing a lot of power but that's it. Using those adapters would be safer then buying a random cable that fit's the PSU but discovering the pin out is different, but it sounds like your aware of that issue.
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On a 5V hard drive it should be ok depending on how much your daisy chaining. I have used them in the past. I have seen people get in trouble with PSU adapters on GPU's that are drawing a lot of power but that's it. Using those adapters would be safer then buying a random cable that fit's the PSU but discovering the pin out is different, but it sounds like your aware of that issue.
I would be connecting three 3.5" storage HDDs to it so that should be fine?

Edit: by that I mean one cable with three molex connections, one adapter per molex connection, and each adapter would power one hard drive
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I would be connecting three 3.5" storage HDDs to it so that should be fine?
That might be pushing it a little on 1 cable. I would have to do more research to be for sure
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That might be pushing it a little on 1 cable. I would have to do more research to be for sure
Well I currently have that setup on the other two cables that come with three SATA connections on it

But looking at my cables again, each one only has two molex connections and I think a fan connection
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