PSU have no extra Molex plugs for 2nd HDD

September 9, 2010 at 18:31:02
Specs: Windows XP, 2.56gb
is it possible that i dont have enough molex plugs coming out of my power supply to support my second harddrive?

it looks like theres several more molex cables but they are all connected into eachother, would me taking one of those siphon power from something else?

EDIT:
powersupply model number: LC-A420ATX
currently i have plugged in:
harddrive(200gig-ST3200822AS)
dvd/cd drive (SONYDVDRW AW-Q170A)
video card (NvidiaGTS250)


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#1
September 9, 2010 at 19:26:22
Probably.
Since you have supplied no information on PSU model number nor on whatever devices you already have hanging off it how are we to tell?

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#2
September 9, 2010 at 20:34:50
sorry, updated op

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#3
September 10, 2010 at 00:28:13
Various splitter cables are available, one of which splits a psu power plug and provides two output power plugs for people with problems such as yours.

Generally they are inexpensive and I would suggest looking on ebay, or a local computer fair if you have one.

For example, check out item 280365482493 on ebay uk. Would this work for you?

Advise back how you get on.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.


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#4
September 10, 2010 at 03:57:34
I could not find any detailed spec for that powersupply but did find a lot of people who reported them as el-cheapo rubbish prone to failure and notorious for taking out other components before they fail completely.

Given that information I would recommend you consider buying a quality replacement powersupply rather than using splitters that may lead you to overloading the unit.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#5
September 10, 2010 at 13:27:48
good news!, i hooked up my old shameful video card, and my other harddrive and am able to backup my data to one harddrive, so i guess after i backup my data, i will just go back to 1 harddrive.

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