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Known to be safe Molex-to-SATA Adapter?

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12 minutes ago, pierom_qwerty said:

I've read in some places to look for a specifically built sata connector which is a lot less likely to shorts. My drives dont require 3.3v, but if they did I could probably get away with splitting the 5v line and adding a resistor to one side. Might just end up making my own since I really don't want to trust any manufacturer lol.

If you have the ability to make your own.... make your own.

I can hear the comments already, "don't use molex to sata" blah blah blah...the thing is I have no choice. I am rocking a Supermicro CSE-828 / 8026B-6RF 2U with 2 1200W/1400W PSUs(depending on wall outlet voltage). I have the standard 24 pin out, 3 eps power connectors for the motherboard (If you would like to see the motherboard I am using, refer to LTT's 64 core on the cheap workstation vid), and 4 molex connectors. 2 of the molex connectors are for the sas backplane, with the other 2 presumable for miscellaneous parts. This means I will need to get a molex to sata connector for my boot ssd and general storage ssd, as they quite obviously don't have molex connectors on them. Does anybody know of a trusted, tested, and known to not light stuff on fire adapter? I don't have many other options unless I want to wire up an adapter of my own (which doesn't sound like a half-bad idea ngl).

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for low power applications like 1 or 2 hard disks, i wouldnt stress too much about it being a fire hazard unless it's a short or something

 

but take note that there's no 3.3v from molex, which sata power have

if your storage requires that, it wont work

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3 minutes ago, Moonzy said:

for low power applications like 1 or 2 hard disks, i wouldnt stress too much about it being a fire hazard unless it's a short or something

 

but take note that there's no 3.3v from molex, which sata power have

if your storage requires that, it wont work

I've read in some places to look for a specifically built sata connector which is a lot less likely to shorts. My drives dont require 3.3v, but if they did I could probably get away with splitting the 5v line and adding a resistor to one side. Might just end up making my own since I really don't want to trust any manufacturer lol.

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12 minutes ago, pierom_qwerty said:

I've read in some places to look for a specifically built sata connector which is a lot less likely to shorts. My drives dont require 3.3v, but if they did I could probably get away with splitting the 5v line and adding a resistor to one side. Might just end up making my own since I really don't want to trust any manufacturer lol.

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As long as you're keeping below the ~30w SATA connector maximum power, you should be fine with any crimped pin design of Molex to SATA, like this one.

It's the moulded style ones which are prone to spontaneous combustion.

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On 10/22/2020 at 6:21 AM, HM-2 said:

As long as you're keeping below the ~30w SATA connector maximum power, you should be fine with any crimped pin design of Molex to SATA, like this one.

It's the moulded style ones which are prone to spontaneous combustion.

I ended up finding a crimped pin design adapter which came with my seasonic prime platinum, so I think its fairly trustworthy at that

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