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What is this cable?

Wondering what this cable is, it goes from the motherboard to hard drive, I'm wondering if they make these that go to 2 separate drives so that I can add an SSD to this machine.

 

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Very odd, i never seen a HDD that need such cable.

Are you sure it's connected to the HDD?

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That looks like a 4 pin, is there an actual plug on the HDD?

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From my point of view it looks like one of those 4-pin connectors used on several motherboards which do not have full 24-pin power connector.

I can even see a socket for one near the RAM slots on your picture.

But also

6 minutes ago, SupaKomputa said:

Are you sure it's connected to the HDD?

 

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Kinda hard to tell with the blur and that angle alone.

2 minutes ago, Grand Admiral Thrawn said:

From my point of view it looks like one of those 4-pin connectors used on several motherboards which do not have full 24-pin power connector.

I can even see a socket for one near the RAM slots on your picture.

But also

 

You'd be amazed at the amount of connectors there are for powering hard drives.  I'm also curious as to seeing the back of the HDD where this plugs into.

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Just now, valdyrgramr said:

Kinda hard to tell with the blur and that angle alone.

You'd be amazed at the amount of connectors there are for powering hard drives.  I'm also curious as to seeing the back of the HDD where this plugs into.

This has to be super old if it's for the HDD

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2 minutes ago, valdyrgramr said:

That is a server mobo I'm talking about the HDD, I actually have a PC somewhere with 4 pin mobo

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6 minutes ago, Kanna said:

That is a server mobo I'm talking about the HDD, I actually have a PC somewhere with 4 pin mobo

Well, OP listed a Dell prebuilt I think, not sure what kind.  But, OP was asking about what the cable was.  I don't know the exact name for it, but the point is it powers the HDD through the mobo.  I assume you mean you have PC that is  powered with a 4 pin?  That's different.

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2 minutes ago, valdyrgramr said:

Well, OP listed a Dell prebuilt, not sure what kind.  But, OP was asking about what the cable was.  I don't know the exact name for it, but the point is it powers the HDD through the mobo.  I assume you mean you have PC that is  powered with a 4 pin?  That's different.

Ohh well I see then mine is different

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3 minutes ago, Kanna said:

Ohh well I see then mine is different

This is a less common connector you typically find on workstations and servers.  I've only seen it on a Supermicro, but as for OP's question I'd look up the manual as I don't know how much that cable can handle power wise.  That would be more of question for someone like JonnyGuru.

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Just now, valdyrgramr said:

This is a less common connector you typically find on workstations and servers.  I've only seen it on a Supermicro, but as for OP's question I'd look up the manual as I don't know how much that cable can handle power wise.  That would be more of question for somone like JonnyGuru.

Guess my old PC is workstation / server or just really old

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1 minute ago, Kanna said:

Guess my old PC is workstation / server or just really old

I meant OP's cable/port for how that works.   Your's is likely usingn your generic green foxconn, or similar, OEM board if it's your basic prebuilt.   My concern for OP, is also the mobo's port that plugs into as again, not sure how much power it can handle hence why I'd check the manual+ask someone like Jonny who knows way more about power than I do.   Most people think if it fits it will work.  I should sleep as I'm struggling to word this the way I want to.  <.<   But, I just don't want OP to damage their stuff on that type of assumption.

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1 minute ago, valdyrgramr said:

I meant OP's cable/port for how that works.   Your's is likely usingn your generic green foxconn, or similar, OEM board if it's your basic prebuilt.   My concern for OP, is also the mobo's port that plugs into as again, not sure how much power it can handle hence why I'd check the manual+ask someone like Jonny who knows way more about power than I do.   Most people think if it fits it will work.  I should sleep as I'm struggling to word this the way I want to.  <.<   But, I just don't want OP to damage their stuff on that type of assumption.

It is some gigabyte board on lga 775 socket so I think it is a custom but just old 

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46 minutes ago, DerpChrisGaming said:

I'm wondering if they make these that go to 2 separate drives so that I can add an SSD to this machine.

I have an 8-pin that splits into two lines, 2 Sata power each, so I'd believe 2 drives out of 4 pins is more or less standard in this type of design:

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1 minute ago, Kanna said:

It is some gigabyte board on lga 775 socket so I think it is a custom but just old 

Eh, more like the chips supported weren't super power hungry.  I found the board, but ya that's not meant for things like OCing even though it supports much older OCable CPUs.

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2 minutes ago, SpaceGhostC2C said:

I have an 8-pin that splits into two lines, 2 Sata power each, so I'd believe 2 drives out of 4 pins is more or less standard in this type of design:

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I'm just curious if their mobo can handle it through that port, but I'd assume it should be fine given that drives typically aren't that power hungry.

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| CPU  Ryzen 9 3900x(Upping to a 5900x) | CPU Cooler:  EKWB EK-AIO 360 D-RGB | Paste:  Kryonaut | Motherboard:  ASUS ROG x570 Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi) | RAM:  G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 | Boot Drive:  Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME | Storage Drives:  Crucial MX500 500 GB M.2-2280+Western Digital WD Blue 2 TB 2.5"+Seagate EXOS Enterprise 8 TB 3.5" 7200RPM+Toshiba X300 4 TB 3.5" | GPU:  PowerColor Radeon RX VEGA 64 8 GB Red Devil(Temporary/Getting a 3090)  | Case:  Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL ROG Certified (Black) with Corsair SP140 49.49 CFM 140 mm Fans 2-Pack+4x Cooler Master SickleFlow 120 V2 Reds added | PSU:  EVGA SuperNOVA G2 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply w/CableMod E-Series Cable Kit (Black/Red) | Case Fans:  2 Corsair SP140 49.49 CFM 140 mm Fans | Displays:  BenQ PD2700U 27.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz+Asus TUF Gaming VG27AQ 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz+Vizio 55" Class 4K UHD Quantum Smartcast Smart TV HDR M-Series M55Q8-H1 | Mouse: Glorious Model D- Matte Black  | Keyboard: Ducky Shine 7 Blackout - MK Exclusive First Release - RGB LED Double Shot PBT Mechanical Keyboard with Silent Red Switches | Mousepad:  Gaya Entertainment Oversized Gaming Mousepad Doom+Doom Eternal Giant Mouse Pad | Audio:  AKG K712 PRO Headphones+Audio-Technica ATR2500-USB Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone+Kingston HyperX Cloud II 7.1 Channel Headset+iBasso IT01 Dynamic Driver Audiophile In-Ear Monitors/Earbuds (Black)+Pair of Mackie MR624s(came with stands+isolation pads) | OS:  Windows 10 Pro |

 

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