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How safe are (these) SATA power Y-splitters?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

My case has a hole on the back right next to the right side panel which is just wide enough to fit a single plug from a SATA power cable though. I'm using it to power a Corsair Lighting Node Pro externally for desk RGB LED strips. I want to connect a second one, so I'm looking to get a Y-splitter. Some of these look like those shitty molex to SATA cables, and I'm familiar with the saying. So I just want to make sure these things won't catch fire. Besides the one LNP currently running on the cable, I also have an H115i Pro liquid cooler.

 

https://www.startech.com/be/Cables/Computer-Power/Internal/6in-SATA-Power-Y-Splitter-Cable-Adapter~PYO2SATA

 

https://www.startech.com/be/Cables/Computer-Power/Internal/6in-Latching-SATA-Power-Y-Splitter-Cable-Adapter-Male-to-Female~PYO2LSATA

 

https://www.startech.com/be/Cables/Computer-Power/Internal/4-SATA-Power-Y-Splitter-Cable-Adapter~PYO4SATA

 

If these are shit, any other recommendations? Do note that I live in Belgium.

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You should be okay, those are pretty low power devices when compared to a HDD. I've used some Startech ones before.


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1 hour ago, MGsubbie said:

My case has a hole on the back right next to the right side panel which is just wide enough to fit a single plug from a SATA power cable though. I'm using it to power a Corsair Lighting Node Pro externally for desk RGB LED strips. I want to connect a second one, so I'm looking to get a Y-splitter. Some of these look like those shitty molex to SATA cables, and I'm familiar with the saying. So I just want to make sure these things won't catch fire. Besides the one LNP currently running on the cable, I also have an H115i Pro liquid cooler.

 

https://www.startech.com/be/Cables/Computer-Power/Internal/6in-SATA-Power-Y-Splitter-Cable-Adapter~PYO2SATA

 

https://www.startech.com/be/Cables/Computer-Power/Internal/6in-Latching-SATA-Power-Y-Splitter-Cable-Adapter-Male-to-Female~PYO2LSATA

 

https://www.startech.com/be/Cables/Computer-Power/Internal/4-SATA-Power-Y-Splitter-Cable-Adapter~PYO4SATA

 

If these are shit, any other recommendations? Do note that I live in Belgium.

The last one bothers me. That's a lot to chain off of a single SATA connector. The first two don't bug me too much. I've never had an issue with SATA to SATA. The real problems are with Molex to SATA (burn all your data).


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The pins on a SATA connector are very small and cannot carry much current.  They are also not very secure connections.  They should not be split.

 

Use a Molex instead, and then split that off to SATA.  The Molex pins are larger and the connection is more secure.

 

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
9 hours ago, aisle9 said:

The last one bothers me. That's a lot to chain off of a single SATA connector. The first two don't bug me too much. I've never had an issue with SATA to SATA. The real problems are with Molex to SATA (burn all your data).

I'm not planning on connecting more than a total of 3 devices to it though.

7 hours ago, jonnyGURU said:

The pins on a SATA connector are very small and cannot carry much current.  They are also not very secure connections.  They should not be split.

 

Use a Molex instead, and then split that off to SATA.  The Molex pins are larger and the connection is more secure.

 

 

 

I don't think a molex connector can fit through the hole, it will probably be too narrow.

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