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Number of power cables for 2 sata3 drives

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Last response: in Storage
February 19, 2013 7:41:40 AM

I'm building my first system, I have a 128gb ocz vector ssd and a 3TB seagate barracuda HDD. I'm wondering if they should be connected by the same power cable (with multiple sockets) or power them separately with 2 power leads. I'm wondering wether a 1 lead setup would reduce performance in anyway and obviously more tidy.

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a b G Storage
February 19, 2013 7:45:52 AM

Drives, both hard and SSD, pull so little power (relatively) that it will make no practical difference how you connect them to the PSU.
February 19, 2013 7:46:48 AM

Fantastic, thanks for the help