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Is the SATA connection absolutely necessary for the Corsair iCUE H115i RGB PRO XT?

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I know this might sound like a stupid question, but the thing is, I have 3 drives and the AIO, but I only have 3 power SATA cables and, for various reasons, getting another one would be very, veeeeery hard for me. However, I noticed the pump also comes with an USB cable, so I was wondering if the USB cable is enough to power the AIO or am I screwed? :'v

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It for the AIO power. No SATA = no power. You can buy molex to sata adapter. The USB connector is for the Corsair ICUE to monitor and make changes to the AIO and its fans.

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Just now, AlwaysWong said:

You can buy molex to sata adapter

Molex to sata = lose all your...... wait..... there's no data here! Wahoo!

 

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15 minutes ago, Danguard said:

I know this might sound like a stupid question, but the thing is, I have 3 drives and the AIO, but I only have 3 power SATA cables and, for various reasons, getting another one would be very, veeeeery hard for me. However, I noticed the pump also comes with an USB cable, so I was wondering if the USB cable is enough to power the AIO or am I screwed? :'v

USB provides no power for the AIO, so yes, in the absence of a suitable source of 12 V supply, you are screwed.

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17 minutes ago, Danguard said:

I know this might sound like a stupid question, but the thing is, I have 3 drives and the AIO, but I only have 3 power SATA cables and, for various reasons, getting another one would be very, veeeeery hard for me. However, I noticed the pump also comes with an USB cable, so I was wondering if the USB cable is enough to power the AIO or am I screwed? :'v

The USB is for the iCue, not power. 

 

Check your motherboard to see if there is a pump header, if not just get a splitter for the SATA power. Drives pull at most 10w and the wires are good for like 100w, don't worry about it.

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Do your sata power cables not have multiple connectors on them?

Why do you need three separate cables for your three drives?


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