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Power hard drive from 6pin pci cable

  • 22-07-2017 6:56pm
    Registered Users Posts: 36 ✭✭✭ ItssDylannnn

    Hi everyone, I was wondering if you could give me some help please. I need more space in my computer and I was looking at getting another hard drive. I have checked already and I have a spare sata port to use to plug the drive into so there is no problem there. The problem is powering the drive. I currently have 3 drive in my pc. I only have 1 6pin pci power cable available. I have searched the internet and everything I see it not what I need. Does anyone know of a way of powering a hard drive from a 6 pin pci cable. Thanks in advance for the help everyone!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 36,071 ✭✭✭✭ ED E

    Just split an existing one.


  • Registered Users Posts: 36 ✭✭✭ ItssDylannnn

    I was seeing loads of them images online. Can that be done? Its ok to power to hard drives off 'one' sata power lead?
    I say 'one' as I mean one sata power socket from that has the splitter giving it two so your picture said.

  • Registered Users Posts: 36,071 ✭✭✭✭ ED E

    Chances are your PSU is already offering three on the same cable. Going to four shouldnt be an issue unless your PSU is very crap.

  • Registered Users Posts: 36 ✭✭✭ ItssDylannnn

    Damn! I never knew that! I have ordered one of them now! Thanks for the help
    ED E!!