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Re: female floppy to male molex/sata adapter
I wouldn't recommend such an adapter. I'll explain:
Floppy power connectors require ground (black wire), +5V (red wire), and +12V (yellow wire), and are spec'd to support up to 3A on all lines.
SATA power connectors require ground (black wire), +3.3V (orange wire), +5V (red wire), and +12V (yellow wire), and are spec'd to support up to 4.5A on all lines.
While it's true not many SATA devices tend to use the +3.3V lines, you have no control over this -- the power circuitry on the drive PCB may in fact use it. Not worth the risk for something as important as a storage device, if you ask me.
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Didn't know that they may use 3.3V.
I do know that I bought a SATA HD that came with a molex to SATA pwr adapter, and at least in one other case the drive had both SATA and molex jacks for power. But SSDs may very well be different.
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The drive should have a label somewhere on it listing what rails it uses, and how much current on each. I just checked all of my SSDs (Vertex 3, Agility 3, Mushkin Chronos, OCZ Octane, Intel 320, Intel 330), all of them only listed the 5V rail as being used.