[SATLUG] SATA Question

Todd W. Bucy toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Fri May 1 09:56:54 CDT 2009


what you need is a ide power to sata power connector.  I have a few
spares if you need one Art.  And no it will not blow up your drive.

Todd

On Fri, 2009-05-01 at 07:26 -0700, Arthur Hall 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 Hall



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