[SATLUG] SATA Question

Jeremy Mann jeremymann at gmail.com
Fri May 1 09:55:58 CDT 2009

On Fri, May 1, 2009 at 9:26 AM, Arthur Hall <art.hall at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Time to increase my knowledge of hardware a bit.  A SATA hard drive I inherited had no power supply cord and I don't have a spare for it.  The drive has a connection for a SATA power plug (15 connectors) and one for an IDE connection (four connectors).  My question is this: if I use the IDE connection, will it power it up appropriately or will it blow it up?  Thanks for the learned responses.

Art, no you won't hurt anything by using the 4 pin power connector.

Jeremy Mann
jeremy at biochem.uthscsa.edu

University of Texas Health Science Center
Bioinformatics Core Facility
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