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02-21-2012 06:03 PM
I need to put a USB 3.0 card into my Slimline for use with external hard drives. The cards I've seen require the old style 4-pin power connectors. The Slimline is very compact and it's hard to see where I might put a splitter or connector.
Any suggestions about the source of the appropriate connector and where it plugs into the Slimline?
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02-21-2012 07:01 PM
Are you sure that the power supply in the slimline is big enough to handle the USB 3.0 card?
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02-21-2012 08:22 PM
I guess the better solution would be to buy an external drive enclosure that has its own 110v power cord. It's just that I hate having a spaghetti mess associated with the computer.