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  • #616

    cuddlepuncher
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    I wonder what the thinking was behind going with a male molex connector for power. Seems to be one of the most difficult adapters to find.

    Does anybody have any links to a cheap source for the correct adapter or molex gender changer?

    #618

    tekrantz
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    I just used an old molex splitter, ignored the male end on it and just used the 2 female ends. Works fine for me.

    #619

    Trblz
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    Has anyone found an integrated solution for power and sata for this situation? Something like https://www.amazon.com/s?field-keywords=SAS729PW18 but with a female MOLEX header on it?

    #639

    tom.i
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    Yes, I had same problem. So I had to buy 2 cables and make changes on them 🙂
    So I bought these cables:
    1) Female MOLEX with Male SATA
    2) Male MOLEX with Female SATA

    Then cut both, and use just Femela MOLEX with Female SATA inside terminal strip for same colors.

    #806

    umiddelb
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    see here for a Molex gender changer …

    #838

    wombat
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    If you have a dead ATX power supply, just snip off a length of cable with the right connectors. They commonly have a male MOLEX and a SATA power connector in parallel on the same length of cable.

    #859

    wombat
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    Another possibility (which is what I’ve just done) is order a connector of the right gender, desolder the one there, and put on the one you want. AMP 794285-1 is the part number. Element14 and Digikey have them in stock.

    #875

    ArthurC
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    I bought one of these via EBay

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/IDE-Female-4-Pin-Molex-to-SATA-Female-15-Pin-90-Degree-HDD-Power-Adapter-Cable/291933223696

    Cost US$1.39 – took a while to arrive (from Hong Kong) but just what I wanted.

    HTH

    #2183

    voltagex
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    Very tempted to get the connector de-soldered, it’s just such a strange choice.

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4-Pin-Molex-IDE-Male-TO-15pin-Serial-ATA-Female-Power-Supply-Cable-for-SATA-SSD/32741758621.html is what I’m ordering in the meantime.

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