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I want to add 2 SSD drives to my desktop, but only have 1 SATA power connector free. I've been told I can connect a splitter cable into a Molex connection, but don't see this in the case. Would this be inside the power supply unit or would I need to buy a new one that would have more SATA connections?

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@Samhill72

 

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The splitter adapter you mentioned would plug into an existing molex plug on one of the power leads.

 

They look something like this:  http://www.microcenter.com/product/221006/6_Molex_to_Serial_ATA_Internal_Y_Power_Cable

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When I look at the cable and follow them, they disappear into the PSU, there doesn't seem to be any Molex plugs.

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If you currently have a Sata drive, either HDD or optical, then you already have a SATA power cable coming out of the Power Supply Unti (PSU).

 

So, in that case, what you need is a Y-cable that splits one SATA power lead into two:  http://www.microcenter.com/product/325323/6_SATA_Power_Y_Splitter_Cable

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Thanks, will try this

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