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Old 12-30-2008, 03:33 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Default Re: SATA issues...

The power shouldn't matter. SATA power cables and IDE (molex) connectors do the same thing, carry two grounds, a +5V, and a +12V supply. You can get converter cables to change molex connectors into SATA connectors. It shouldn't matter where it gets power. Why do you want to use an IDE drive with an IDE-to-SATA adapter when you can just use it as an IDE drive on the slave on the DVD-RW? If you have an empty IDE cable just use that, it'll be better than converting from IDE to SATA (if you think you'll get better speeds using SATA, think again, the IDE-SATA adapter will only run at IDE speed, the slowest speed in the setup).

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