Windows 10: PSU SATA Cable only (2) | 3 HDD Solved


  1. Posts : 24
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 15063
       02 Mar 2018 #1

    PSU SATA Cable only (2) | 3 HDD


    Hi! Good day! I'm wondering how to use my 3RD HDD. My Generic PSU has only 2 SATA Power Cable. What should I do to be able to use the 3RD one? Is there an extension cables, splitter, etc.?

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  2.    02 Mar 2018 #2

    Yes, there are SATA power splitters - 0.2meter 15pin SATA Power Y Cable - Monoprice.com

    If you have extra molex connectors from the PSU then you can also use 6inch SATA Serial ATA Splitter Power Cable(1 X 5.25 to Two (2) 15pin SATA Power Connector) - Monoprice.com

    What is the wattage of the PSU? One that only has 2 SATA power connectors implies a very small (or very old) unit.
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  3. Posts : 2,058
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       02 Mar 2018 #3

    Ya I wouldn`t go hooking up anything else to it that way.

    Start looking for a better PSU.
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  4. Posts : 24
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 15063
    Thread Starter
       02 Mar 2018 #4

    PolarNettles said: View Post
    Yes, there are SATA power splitters - 0.2meter 15pin SATA Power Y Cable - Monoprice.com

    If you have extra molex connectors from the PSU then you can also use 6inch SATA Serial ATA Splitter Power Cable(1 X 5.25 to Two (2) 15pin SATA Power Connector) - Monoprice.com

    What is the wattage of the PSU? One that only has 2 SATA power connectors implies a very small (or very old) unit.
    Thank you. I think your 2nd link provided is the one I need. Mine is 500W.
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