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molex adaptor to install ssd

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You want a female molex to female SATA power adapter. You're right that they're common. If you do a search for 'molex to sata' 90% of the results will be for the adapter you want. You can also get adapters that go the other way (let you use a SATA power cable to power a drive with a molex connector). This is probably what you bought.

For reference here's what you need:

You'll plug this in the same way as your other drive - with a 7-pin data cable going to the motherboard (these are commonly red, but colour makes no difference) and with a 15-pin connector connecting to a molex power connector via the adapter you buy. Yes - you can connect it to any of the available molex connectors.