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05-07-2012 07:18 PM
I have a Pavilion HPE h8xt series computer enroute. I need more USB ports and was wanting to purchase a USB add on card..
The card I am looking at requires power in the form of a SATA cable. I have ordered the 600 w power supply. Will there be an extra SATA power cable available for this card or should I purchase an extension cable?????
05-07-2012 07:41 PM - edited 05-07-2012 07:53 PM
You might want to wait until your PC arrives and then look to see what type power connectors are available inside the PC. I have seen USB cards that use sata power and other USB cards that use a 4 pin molex adapter.
You probably will have an extra sata power connector if you didn't install 3 HDs and 2 optical drives. Even then your still could use a Y adapter.
05-07-2012 07:58 PM
StarTech card? Perhaps you should look at the user reviews at Newegg.
Please tell us how you configured your PC and that might give you a clue to what is available inside the PC.