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Can a Notebook SSD be plugged into a desktop 12 volt powewr supply?

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December 15, 2011 8:25:51 AM

This really seems like a dumb question. There is lots of talk here about using SSDs in desktop computers.

I bought a SATA SSD for my notebook, only to find that my NB took a 7 mm drive, the drive that I bought is 9.5 mm. Great I thought, now I can have a SSD in my desktop.

The power connectors look identical, must be the same standard, I thought. But did a little checking anyway. Here is a guy who says that doing this with a Molex to SATA power adapter ruined 2 HHDs:
www.tomshardware.com/forum/245289-32-connecting-sata-disk-desktop-internal-sata
About 1/4 of the way down are red letters saying "don't do it."

One would assume that the 2.5 inch SSD would not use the 12 volt supply, just the 5v.
Can anyone tell me, definitively, if I can plug this 2.5 inch SATA SSD into a desktop Molex to SATA power connector?

Except for 3.3v, is there any difference between the PSU SATA power connect and the molex adapter?
a b G Storage
December 15, 2011 8:35:43 AM

Yes, I do that often.
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December 16, 2011 7:04:20 AM

Thanks for your reply. It works fine.
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a b G Storage
December 16, 2011 7:12:34 AM

As it should seansmr : )

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