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Old 12-05-2010, 05:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I'm in the middle of my first build and have a question about the SATA power cables that connect from my power supply to the hard drive and optical drive.

The power supply is a Corsair Professional Series 750W.

Basically, the SATA cable has two SATA ports - one at the very end of the cable and another near the one at the end. However, I only want to hook up one hard drive with this cable.

I am wondering if I can use the SATA port that is not at the end of the cable (since this port is at a right angle) and leave the rest of the cable tied up in the case. Is this possible, or do I need to use the SATA port at the end if I only want to connect to one drive?

Thanks in advance.

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Default Re: Question on SATA Power Cables

Are you on about SATA Power cables ? the ones with more than one connector so you can power more than one device with the same cable ?

If so, yes you can use any of the connectors - whichever will give the cleanest fit and look.

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Yep, that's what I'm asking about. Thanks very much.
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