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Old 08-29-2007, 03:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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is molex just the thing to give power to the drives?
im just wondering because im looking at parts
for my new build
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Yes...the 4-pin molex cable, is the cable that gives the device, power.
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Default Re: molex

Well, Molex is for IDE HDD which needs an IDE cable along with a 4-Pin Molex Connector to power up the HDD. If you're using SATA then there isn't a need for Molex (unless you're connecting multiple fans).
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some SATA drives also support 4 pin Molex
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some SATA drives also support 4 pin Molex
as well as some fans, lights, pumps, and fan controllers

my motherboard uses a 4 pin molex connector for extra power when using SLI'd video cards
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