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what happen if a hdd is plugged in to the psu but the sata is not plugged in?

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July 3, 2014 2:33:59 AM

Hey guys, what happen if a hdd is plugged in to the psu but the sata is not plugged in? I have a second hdd, its for a hackintosh, and my primary is windows, so when i want to use hackintosh,i unplug the primary hdd then i plug in my second hdd to the motherboard without unplugging the hdd to the psu, but when i want to use windows, i unplug the hackintosh and plug in the windows hdd without unplugging the hdd to the psu, my question is,
what happen if a hdd is plugged in to the psu but the sata is not plugged in? will it broke or?

any helps appreciated,
sorry for my very bad english
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Afan,
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July 3, 2014 2:37:34 AM

No - it won't break.
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July 3, 2014 2:41:16 AM

so u have 2 hdd one primary and one secondary ??? then buy a molex to sata cable and use both the hdd at same time....i am also using my 2 hdd like that ..hope it helps..
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July 3, 2014 2:44:29 AM

prit87 said:
so u have 2 hdd one primary and one secondary ??? then buy a molex to sata cable and use both the hdd at same time....i am also using my 2 hdd like that ..hope it helps..


i'm afraid if there's a crash between data's of those hdd's
will it crash?
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July 3, 2014 2:47:54 AM

No
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July 3, 2014 2:51:32 AM

Thx for the help guys!
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July 3, 2014 4:02:41 PM

Some HDDs won't spin up unless the SATA data cable is connected to a host controller. Such HDDs would save on power.

Alternatively, some WD HDDs support Power Up In Standby (PUIS) via a jumper, so you could install a switch to select one or the other. But that's a little exotic for most people.
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July 3, 2014 5:40:34 PM

Thats pretty cool actually, where can I get those jumpers youre talking about? :) 
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July 4, 2014 2:55:36 AM

WD drives have a PM2 jumper. You could run wires from the PM2 jumper pins of two such drives to a DPDT switch. When the switch is closed, the jumper is enabled. When the switch is open, the jumper is disabled. It's not a setup that would be available off the shelf. You'd have to build it yourself.

http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/library/other/2579-001037...
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