Power Plug for HD


Jack Chit

I just got a New Samsung SpinPoint SP1614C SATA HD and it don't have the 4
pin female plug-in on it How do I hook it up Do gigabyte boards come with
a different power plug for this type of drive, I know i'm stupid but i
thought it was the same as my other SATA drive

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Gigabyte GA-7N400-L nForce2 Ultra400 Dual Channel DDR (Motherboard)
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2 of Geil Value Series 512MB PC-3200 DDR-400 184-Pin
1 of Geil 256MB PC-3200 DDR-400 RAM 184-pin
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W.D. 200g 7200 rpm HD
W.D. 80g 7200 rpm HD
W.D. 36.7g SATA 10,000 rpm Raptor HD
Samsung SpinPoint P SP1614C 160GB Hard Drive
Serial ATA-150, 7,200 RPM, 8MB

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David B.

Standard hard drives have a 4 pin MALE connector. SATA drives may or may not have this connector, if yours doesn't you need an
adapter to convert to the new SATA power connector.

Scott Harman

More to the point - did your motherboard come with a power adaptor for the
new SATA drives - believe it or not - most of them DON'T come with legacy
power adaptors. There should have been one supplied with your board - if
not, search on "molex sata power" as a starting point. - I can almost
guarentee one would have been supplied with your motherboard tho.

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