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SATA- Power supply issue.

Postby MaxP » Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:12 am

Hi!

The power supply on my PC recently shit itself, so I took the machine to the shop to get the power supply replaced.

The old power supply had both SATA and IDE power cables coming from it, and connected to it were a SATA HDD (operating system), a SATA DVD writer, and a large capacity IDE HDD (full of ill-gotten data :wink: ).

The replacement power supply has no IDE power cables, only SATA.

Before I took the machine to the shop, I removed the IDE hard drive because I didn't want the repairman snooping at its contents. Therefore, the repairman presumably had no idea that I had been using IDE devices.


My problem is this: my mobo only has two SATA controllers (both being used), and two IDE controllers that I now can't use because I can't connect IDE devices to the power.

I've been trying to find an adapter to enable me to plug my IDE device to a SATA power supply cable, but do you think I can find one?

Thanks.
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Re: SATA- Power supply issue.

Postby MrFredPFL » Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:53 am

i don't doubt there's an adapter, but i've never personally seen one. worst case scenario, u could buy an external enclosure for the IDE drive and plug it in via USB.
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Re: SATA- Power supply issue.

Postby MaxP » Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:14 pm

Thank you for replying.
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Re: SATA- Power supply issue.

Postby MrFredPFL » Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:13 pm

you're welcome. your burger king spam has been removed and you're banned :P
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