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Noob Question...

Last response: in Components
February 9, 2013 7:30:20 PM

I think I'm losing my mind...
I've been googling and Youtubing for 2 hours with no results at all...

I want to get my first modular power supply but EVERY one I look at says it has like 6 SATA ports but in the picture, there are NO SATA ports? Just like 2-6 PCI-E ports? That makes no sense...

Will someone please explain (as if you were talking to a 2 year old) how I power a Hard Drive with a Modular PSU?

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a b ) Power supply
February 9, 2013 7:34:55 PM

The SATA power and Molex connectors connect to the PSU the same way all the other cables connect to the PSU, using PCI-E power like connectors.

Look at an unboxing video of a fully modular PSU, it should help you a bit.
February 9, 2013 7:39:53 PM

That didn't help because he shows the ports and says "here are 4 SATAs." But he never shows the cable. What in the world cable do you use for that???? I swear I googled this 80 times
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February 9, 2013 7:41:46 PM

scratch that comment.... I just realized he shows cables..... Im really too tired to function right now..
a b ) Power supply
February 9, 2013 7:42:12 PM

The '4 SATAs' are SATA power connectors.

You use them to power CD drives, SSDs and HDDs if that was what you were asking.
a b ) Power supply
February 9, 2013 7:43:31 PM

Just to add, SATA data ports plug into the motherboard.