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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?
I just used an old molex splitter, ignored the male end on it and just used the 2 female ends. Works fine for me.
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?
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.
see here for a Molex gender changer …
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.
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.
I bought one of these via EBay
Cost US$1.39 – took a while to arrive (from Hong Kong) but just what I wanted.
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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