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New Hard Drive, Old Power Supply help

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by profoundkeys123, Aug 17, 2007.

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  1. profoundkeys123

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    Hi,

    I've just bought a new SATA Seagate 500gb internal hard drive as an upgrade, I currently have an 80gb SATA seagate as my main drive but this is full. I can see where to connect the new drive to my motherboard, however I can't understand how to connect the new drive to my current power supply.

    Do I need to completely unscrew the power supply and all will become obvious?

    I'm a little reluctant about doing that as it has a sticker on saying do not open, non servicable parts inside!

    Any help would be most appreciated!
     
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  3. profoundkeys123

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    Thanks for the quick reply and the link, much appreciated. I am still a tad confused as the link didnt really have any info as to what the cable does and where it attaches. A google search didnt bring much either.

    Where does this adapter connect to in my computer? I cant see where it can attach to my power supply. Is there somewhere else I should be looking?

    Thanks again for your time and expertise.
     
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    You plug the large end into an unused 4 pin molex connector from the power supply and plug the smaller end into the socket on the SATA drive to give it power.
     
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