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How to install the 3rd Sata drive with PS that only has two SATA power plug

By herojig ·
Help! I am pulling my hair out trying to install a 3rd Sata drive with PS that only has two SATA power plugs. The store that sold the 3rd drive to me gave me a normal powerplug to sata power connector adapter, but that does not work. I don't think the power is the same, is it? My jumbo PS has two sata power connectors, and those have an orange lead unlike all the others that are the normal black red yellow. Using the adapter they gave me toasted one drive and the second one trips the MB protection circuit. How do you do this? I have an intel board (newer) with the s1-4 sata connections. Arg, thanks!

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use sata card

by dangolrajesh In reply to How to install the 3rd Sa ...

i think you should installed Sata card in the slot available in your board. you can add another sata card by installing it.
hope u got it.

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Get a new PSU

by Daniel.Muzrall In reply to How to install the 3rd Sa ...

I'd recommend just purchasing a new power supply unit for your computer. You'll get the extra SATA power connectors you're looking for, plus you can also get a more powerful, yet "greener" power supply. Plus you don't need to worry about jury-rigged/cheap-o adapters or converters failing and frying your other hardware.

Dan

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