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6 pin power adaptor external hard drive

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August 29, 2012 4:15:11 PM

i need a 6 pin power adaptor for unknown make of external hard drive
a c 288 G Storage
August 29, 2012 8:52:13 PM

There are two possible pinouts. Choosing the wrong one will seriously damage your drive or enclosure or both:

http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/laptopupgrade_2224_8521510
http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/laptopupgrade_2224_8506639

If you need to determine which of the pinouts is the correct one, then you could use a multimeter to measure the resistance between each mini-DIN connector pin and the corresponding pins at the SATA or Molex power connector.

http://pinouts.ru/Power/sata-power_pinout.shtml
http://pinouts.ru/Power/BigPower_pinout.shtml
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