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Convert a 5 volt molex to 3 3

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a b ) Power supply
July 26, 2010 10:53:23 PM


I want to use a 3.3 volt SSD drive on a desk top system; what is the best way to go from the 5 volt that the desktop will throw out to 3.3 volt?

hope you can help

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a c 311 ) Power supply
July 26, 2010 11:03:53 PM

I find it unlikely that an SSD is being powered by a 4 pin molex power connector. I would expect it to be a SATA power connector which would have the right pins to power that drive.
a b ) Power supply
July 27, 2010 3:29:53 PM

Yeah, as hunter315 suggests, use the correct power supply in the first place. Trying to adapt a 5.0 VDC supply to a 3.3 VDC SSD is much too complicated for an amateur to work out without risking permanent damage to the expensive SSD unit.
a c 144 ) Power supply
July 28, 2010 7:40:52 PM

I know how I would do if I had to, but there's no point in encouraging the newbs to do something they really shouldn't.