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Sweet Witch
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Gallifrey

Use IDE drive in SATA system?

Hi guys,

Is there any reliable way to do this?

Also, I see these converters - »www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···12232004 - but I'm confused about the power. The adapter picture shows it's using a floppy molex for power, but I've never heard of an IDE drive powering without the four-pin molex connected. Am I wrong?
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FizzyMyNizzy

join:2004-05-29
New York, NY

Page 4
»www.vantecusa.com/system/applica···s100.pdf

I think the mini 4 pin power, is to power the adapter. Which makes me think, it use a controller chip.

Exp:
IDE ----- adapter with controller chip ------ SATA
And that chip in it needs power. That's what the 4 pin is for in this case.



Sweet Witch
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So you also have to connect the four-pin molex to power the drive, right?



FizzyMyNizzy

join:2004-05-29
New York, NY

Yes, SATA data cable + 4 pin power to that adapter.
The IDE harddrive will have the adapter plug in, and also need to have 4 pin power plug in as well.



Camelot One
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reply to Sweet Witch

FizzyMyNizzy is right, the floppy style 4 pin powers the controller in the adapter. It comes with a Y cable with a standard molex input that splits to mini (controller) and standard (hard drive), so you only need the one molex from the power supply.
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