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Floppy power for SATA drive

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May 16, 2012 2:51:18 PM

I am running out of power connectors on my psu, and want to add a SATA SSD.

Is it possible to power a SATA drive (5v) from a floppy connector?

In theory I think it should be, but I cannot find the proper adapter for it.

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a c 722 ) Power supply
May 16, 2012 3:02:43 PM

Theoretically just as using molex adapters which is missing the 3.3 volts as well but I have not come a cross an adapter for the floppy connector http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors....
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May 16, 2012 4:17:33 PM

How about USB?

Is it possible to power an SSD from one of the many USB connectors on the mobo, or directly from the mobo itself?

SSD use so little power.
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a c 722 ) Power supply
May 17, 2012 5:21:13 AM

ratsa said:
How about USB?

Is it possible to power an SSD from one of the many USB connectors on the mobo, or directly from the mobo itself?

SSD use so little power.

No.
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May 17, 2012 10:14:21 AM

I found this floppy to SATA power adapter, which people have apparently salvaged from older Dell models that used it.

http://www.redplanettrading.com/Dell-MX714-4-Pin-Floppy...

Rather than take a chance on this, I think I'll eventually upgrade the psu instead. What do you think?
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a c 722 ) Power supply
May 17, 2012 12:14:41 PM

I personally would upgrade the PSU but that adapter should work.
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May 21, 2012 2:05:22 PM

Best answer selected by ratsa.
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