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Adding power supply or power connections
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coopster




msg:4330023
 4:45 pm on Jun 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

I purchased a PCIe X1 4-port USB 3.0 card for my machine but it won't work without power. There is a power connector on top of the card which requires the old Molex 8981 connection. Trouble is, my existing power supply does not have any extra dongles of this type left for use. Man, in the old days you had so many of these you actually became frustrated at times because they were all over and in your way any time you had to work inside the box. Now, they are all but gone!

Besides removing the card and looking for an alternative card that will work in this machine, what are my options?

 

Leosghost




msg:4330052
 5:22 pm on Jun 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

Can't you get "y" connectors ( 1F to 2M ) ? ( I have loads lying around..Power supplies never have enough of them built in , or they are too close together on the "rail" cables ) and run a "flyer" to it.

Cost you around 2 dollars tops ..

read your sticky , I found a supplier online for you, $0.75cts ;) plus S&H

coopster




msg:4331191
 1:16 pm on Jun 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

Never considered a splitter, didn't cross my mind. Thanks for the tip!

J_RaD




msg:4331213
 4:09 pm on Jun 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

seems these days power supplys come with lots of sata connectors and 2 molex. or they come with sata with molex break offs.... like you'd ever use them in the same area!

wheel




msg:4331216
 4:30 pm on Jun 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

I still occassionally use molex and sata together. When I build my home machines or servers I'll still use a combination of ata/sata/scsi drives depending on what's lying around. I hate to get rid of perfectly good scsi drives or 500gig ata drives that I've got on the shelf doing nothing.

J_RaD




msg:4331240
 5:35 pm on Jun 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

im in need of a SCSI 160 card so i can fully put my 10,000 RPM cheetah back to proper use! I love hearing that thing spin up :-)

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