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Old 03-21-2006, 01:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default WD Caviar SATA Quick Question

Why are there Molex AND SATA power connections on the back of the HD?

What I mean to ask is: is there any benefit using of the SATA power connector over the Molex...and if so, why?


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Old 03-21-2006, 01:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't think so, but when ever I have used a W.D. I have always used the dedicated SATA one and not the MOLEX.


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You can use either one, it dosen't matter. The latest generation SATA drives will not have Molex connectors. Either way, the drive has the same voltage and current.
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Yes this is just a built-in adapter so you dont have to buy one if your PSU dosen't come with SATA power connectors.
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