How do you know if you have enough SATA Power Cable Adapters

April 12, 2018 at 01:34:51
Specs: Windows 10
I was just wondering if I should buy extra SATA Power Cable Adapters? I have 2HDD's and a DvD Drive should I buy the extra adapters to connect to my psu? or will I have what I need by virtue of buying the Case and PSU themselves? Basically what I'm asking is will I have enough cords to connect all the parts I have? Some parts don't come with anything extra like the HDD/SSHD's.

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#1
April 12, 2018 at 01:45:36
most likely you'll have enough

my cheap as 40$ 450watt Bronze PSU came with 4 sata-power adapters, so i think you'll be fine

you can always buy more afterwards right

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#2
April 12, 2018 at 03:17:45
ok cool, just don't want to be left stranded while I build. Also and I just ran into this situation as of right now. I want to get a DvD drive but I see there's really no point. The software I HAVE to buy is the only way I can play purchased Blu Ray movies so my question are there any alternatives I can use, as in software I can DL 4FREE, in which I can be able to ply Blu Ray movies on that player?

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#3
April 12, 2018 at 03:26:59
try VLC media player should play blu-ray& its free

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-...

download:
https://www.videolan.org/vlc/index....

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#4
April 12, 2018 at 03:29:48
You won't be able to play Blu Ray movies on a DVD drive. You need a Blu Ray drive. Many of them come with the software to play movies.

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#5
April 12, 2018 at 05:52:44
How many SATA devices do you plan on running? If you buy a decent quality PSU, it should have all the SATA connectors you need. Check the PSU specs to make sure there's enough. If necessary, you can buy 4-pin molex to SATA adapters like this: https://www.showmecables.com/by-cat...

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#6
April 12, 2018 at 13:12:45
@riider 3, I'm buying an extra 3 piece set as well just in case. @ijack, yes and I just learned this today trying to run some software on my current lapT. @hidde663 that program only allows you to run BR Files you've downloaded to you computer it doesn't run actual disks.

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#7
April 12, 2018 at 14:06:44
also @riider I'm going to take your suggestion and get the SSHD for my OS and pair that with my Bulk Disk how do you feel about that?

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#8
April 12, 2018 at 20:56:35
Please read:
https://www.lifewire.com/solid-stat...

I know I have stated that I am against these hybrid drive (SSHD) drives. They use a tiny solid state drive (8GB roughly) mounted inside of a hard drive that works like a large cache so things like booting and some often used programs might load faster. They do not have the speed of an SSD drive. They do not use the SSD component to save anything really. Most are apparently being promoted by Seagate which I have found over many years to be less reliable than any Western Digital drive or SSD drive I have owned. You can use a flash drive and activate Intel's smart drive tech and use the flash drive for the same purpose. In fact, you might have a 16GB or 32GB Flash drive lying around since purchasing a larger one and your cost would be Zero.
In my opinion, either stay with a good fast hard drive or use your old hard drive for storage and go with a 240 to 250GB SSD drive for real speed. If your motherboard supports M2 PCIe drive technology then your SSD drive can be more than 3 times faster than even a SATA SSD drive (though it probably still is more expensive but less than last year already).
A Hybrid drive make some sense in a thin or small laptop with only one drive bay where larger SSD drive are still expensive but for desktop computers, not really at all. My opinion of course.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#9
April 16, 2018 at 04:17:29
yes I get what the article is saying but a large consumer review is saying otherwise about the speeds not really being that bad. At the end of the day I don't plan on getting a Solid State for the simple fact that they're too much money for my needs. I don't intend on installing and uninstalling my games so this is the route i'm going with. Thx for your feed back tho.

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