best way to power extra hard disks Tags: Homebuilt Hard Drives Power Powersupply Systems Last response: November 12, 2005 9:07 PM in Systems Share hshana November 12, 2005 5:18:10 PM I want to add some extra hard drive but I don't think my current powersupply can handle it. The machine is an old mac so it would be problematic to upgrade the powersupply. What's the best way to power the extra hard drives? Thanks, H More about : power extra hard disks fishmahn November 12, 2005 9:07:02 PM You can power them with a second power supply. Just short the green wire on the big 20-pin connector to one of the black ones and the PSU will turn on. Mike. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumBest way to record 4 disks at once? ForumBest way to utilize extra SSD? Forumthe best way to partition and format a new hard disk in NTFS ForumHow to best use extra hard drives with Win8 Laptop ForumHow to best use extra hard drives with Win8 Laptop ForumTwo hard disks in a laptop ForumHow are extra disks added to a pc? which IDE card to use? ForumBest way to archive floppy disks to CD disk ? Forum3 diff hard disks , best RAID? ForumBest Brand of Hard Disks ? ForumBest (RUFF & TUFF)Brands for Hard Disks ForumBest way to update Bios ForumBest Way to set up SSD HD + Z68 + Win7 Forum[ Hard Disks ] Best way to tax a new hard drive to test reliability? ForumYour suggestions for the best way to copy a boot drive ForumPower Supply good for cheap price ForumHard drive light stays on ForumPower supply size question for P4 Forumhard drive ForumNew case power connections More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !