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    SATA to IDE Power Cable Converter?

    Just to be sure, if I want to power an SATA drive, but my power supply doesnt have enough SATA power cables, all i need to do is buy a converter to change an IDE power cable to SATA, right (this is nothing more than a cable that converts from the 4-pin IDE to the SATA format)?

    The IDE cable is going to give the correct voltage/current, etc?

    Thanks for the help. I dont want to risk screwing up my drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbimber
    Just to be sure, if I want to power an SATA drive, but my power supply doesnt have enough SATA power cables, all i need to do is buy a converter to change an IDE power cable to SATA, right (this is nothing more than a cable that converts from the 4-pin IDE to the SATA format)?

    The IDE cable is going to give the correct voltage/current, etc?

    Thanks for the help. I dont want to risk screwing up my drive.
    Yes you just need the Y cable or Adapter.Some SATA drives have dual power too, it may be hidden under a cap.I don't know if it decreases performance in any way. It shouldn't.


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