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Old 07-09-2010, 04:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just bought a new sata 2 hard drive for my pc that's 3-4 years old. My computer only has one cord that will fit into the new hard drive and it's the sata 1. Is this the only cord that is required?

If not, will I need a new motherboard or PSU in order to install the new HD?
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Power cord? There are 4-pin to SATA power cables available.
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Old 07-09-2010, 05:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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This?

Telemax Sata IDE-SATA 6" Power Adapter (TXIDESATA1) - Future Shop
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Yes, sir.
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I installed the new HD and replaced the old one, and now my computer is very slow. Is it the power supply? Would getting a better one increase the performance of the hard drive?
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Nevermind! I tried a different power cord and all is good.
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