Noob Question... Tags: Power Supplies SATA Components Last response: February 9, 2013 7:43 PM in Components Share drjack6 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? More about : noob question jay_nar2012 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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR4KeuMYm4U drjack6 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 Related resources Noob question - Forum BF3 noob question - Forum Noob question - Forum Memory noob question on timing - Forum Noob question about a Motherboard - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer drjack6 February 9, 2013 7:41:46 PM scratch that comment.... I just realized he shows cables..... Im really too tired to function right now.. jay_nar2012 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. jay_nar2012 a b ) Power supply February 9, 2013 7:43:31 PM Just to add, SATA data ports plug into the motherboard. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Noob Question about Motherboards Forum Noob SSD Question Forum Noob CPU question Forum Rig Building ( Noob question ) PSU + Case and Naming GPU Forum Noob Switch question Forum Memory question for Noob Forum Noob Question about Asus p8z68-m Pro Forum Hybrid sli... noob question Forum Can anyone help a noob with a PCI question ? Forum Quick noob ram question Forum Need some help replacing PSU Forum [Solved] Memory noob question on timing Forum Noob question regarding new Build/8pin power connector Forum How do you put thermal compound on an i5 3570k (noob question) :P Forum Noob PSU Question, Will this Power Supply Suffice? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !