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Female-to-female 4 pin connector?

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Last response: in Components
March 12, 2010 3:26:26 PM


I recently purchased a computer, with a case of Ikonik EN-1. On the outside panel, it has an eSATA and 4-pin male connector (I believe these are called "Molex" connectors). I wanted to plug in a hard disk to it to get all my old data from it. I purchased an eSATA-SATA cable, and that plugs in just fine. I have from my old computer a power plug, but that's also 4-pin male to SATA power.

So, the way I see it, my options are either purchase a 4-pin female-to-female Molex connector, or purchase a 4-pin female Molex to SATA power connector. From a quick look at dealextreme, I couldn't find either.

I guess my question is, how do you go about powering your Hard-Drive from an external male molex connector slot?


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March 12, 2010 4:22:20 PM

Thanks. It doesn't make any sense to me though, it seems that standard sata power cables are male molex to sata, so why would the external outlet be a male one as well? Is it just a design mistake by the case producer, or is there something I'm missing? I'm asking because I'm very new to this - up until a couple of weeks ago I didn't understand why the eSATA outlet didn't plug to my SATA-to-SATA cable :-)