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September 6, 2010 4:05:31 AM

So I built my system about 9 months ago and I still dont know a lot. My question is this, if i have a modular power supply and have 1 sata power connector plugged in, can i have my dvd burner and my hard drive plugged into it? A friend at work that builds systems told me this is the case but I have not found this said anywhere else so is he misinforming me or is he correct?
September 6, 2010 4:22:44 AM

Yes.
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September 6, 2010 5:01:57 AM

daship said:
Yes.

could you please be a little more clear? Yes, it is safe or yes, he was correct?
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September 6, 2010 5:17:09 AM

Yes - if the power cord has 2 connectors on it then it can run a DVD drive and HDD on the same one - Neither the DVD drive or HDD will use much power so using a split cable will not effect anything - on the other hand you do not want to use any type of split on the cable going to your video card since the video card will use a lot of power and having it split to some other component could cause instability if both components are in full use - (ie. on older IDE HDDs some people would use the same power cable for the video card and the HDD and then have problems with crashes when in a game and using both heavily !)
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September 6, 2010 5:48:49 AM

Best answer selected by tanxsora.
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September 6, 2010 5:50:46 AM

thanks JDFan, I had good reason to trust my friend but it just seemed odd to me, like it wouldnt cause any trouble.
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