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 [Hard Disks] Best way to tax a new hard drive to test reliability? Forum Solvedamd athlon x4 750k vs new intel g3258 which is best? AMD'S two extra cores will provide more power or not? Forum SolvedBest Way to Make Restore/Backup Disks of WIndows 8.1 Forum SolvedBest way to utilize extra SSD? Forum the best way to partition and format a new hard disk in NTFS Forum What's the best way to make a hard disk copy? Forum Solvedbest way to power a laptop when i am using it Forum SolvedWhat's the best graphics card I can get with no extra power supply? Forum SolvedBest way to keep everything cool, and what power supply is suitable for my setup? Forum SolvedWhat's the best way to completely format a hard drive without causing damage? Forum Solvedwhats the best way to make a disk to erase an ssd Forum Best way to handle back-ups to extra drives. Forum Best Way To Add Extra Monitor? Forum SolvedPower Options: Turn Hard Disks off after xx min? Forum Solvedwhat is the best way to completely format my active hard drive Forum Best Graphics Card that doesnt need extra Power and works with Win 8 Forum PrCs - please critique (Was: Best way to model extra damag.. Forum Best way to reformat SSD and Hard drive on one PC? Forum How to best use extra hard drives with Win8 Laptop Forum How to best use extra hard drives with Win8 Laptop Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !