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    SATA optical drives - power options

    I've not used a SATA optical drive before but am going to get one as I'm totally sick of having an IDE cable in my case messing up the air flow, sata data will be much neater

    However since I have no easily accessible spare sata power connectors from the motherboard I was wondering if these drives use sata power connectors, molex or both?

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    Re: SATA optical drives - power options

    Usually just SATA but you could get a molex to SATA adapter for next to nothing if you don't already have one.

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    Re: SATA optical drives - power options

    That sounds like a good solution, any suggestions on where to buy one? I don't see them on scan.

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    Re: SATA optical drives - power options

    Thanks for the link and speedy responses staffsMike. I swear I looked over all the cable sections and there was nothing, must be too tired to read properly!

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    Re: SATA optical drives - power options

    I had a look to and was a bit stumped so I searched molex to sata in the end lol

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    Re: SATA optical drives - power options

    Get the new Pioneer 216's great drives, need to get one myself, as i have an IDE which is annoying!

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