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Hard Drive : 4-pin power?

Last response: in Storage
February 8, 2009 3:38:52 AM

Is the connecter to the left of the SATA connecter that isn't labeled where a 4-pin power cable can go in? If so, then I could run a Hard drive on 4-pin power and a SATA cable to the motherboard?

It's a Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB.

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a b G Storage
February 8, 2009 7:41:39 AM

The image link doesn't work. However, if it is a standard SATA, there is no 4 pin power. There is a SATA data connector and a SATA power connector. In this pic, the data is the red cable, and the power is the one with several wires:

February 8, 2009 9:30:01 AM

you can buy little adaptors off ebay for a few quid that will change the 4pin into the sata power cable.
February 8, 2009 3:55:57 PM

Apparently it did support 4-pin power. I plugged it in along with a SATA cable to my motherboard and it's working fine now. :)