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Using separate PSU to connect dvd drive sata power

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Hi everyone,
My dad has found some old DVD's of his marriage ceremony and he wants to retrieve data from them. Currently my PC doesn't have any spare sata power connectors/DVD drive. So can a spare PSU be used to power a LG DVD drive while a sata data cable is connected to the main PC? My PC specs is in my signature. So will it be fine as sata data doesn't conduct voltage and only has data in+out and 3 GND pins.
The old PSU is a CX430 from 5yrs back.

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11 minutes ago, R2G_RR94 said:

Hi everyone,
My dad has found some old DVD's of his marriage ceremony and he wants to retrieve data from them. Currently my PC doesn't have any spare sata power connectors/DVD drive. So can a spare PSU be used to power a LG DVD drive while a sata data cable is connected to the main PC? My PC specs is in my signature. So will it be fine as sata data doesn't conduct voltage and only has data in+out and 3 GND pins.
The old PSU is a CX430 from 5yrs back.

What @BiotechBen said above.
or just buy a cheap sata power splitter, or molex to sata adapter.

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11 minutes ago, R2G_RR94 said:

Hi everyone,
My dad has found some old DVD's of his marriage ceremony and he wants to retrieve data from them. Currently my PC doesn't have any spare sata power connectors/DVD drive. So can a spare PSU be used to power a LG DVD drive while a sata data cable is connected to the main PC? My PC specs is in my signature. So will it be fine as sata data doesn't conduct voltage and only has data in+out and 3 GND pins.
The old PSU is a CX430 from 5yrs back.

Yes it’ll be fine, as said above you need to jump the PSU tho. Maybe… just unplug a harddrive while you rip the DVD? Make it much easier. 

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It'll probably work but I wouldn't really recommend it for anything other than a one off situation... Like @LIGISTX suggested it will be better to just unplug another SATA device instead.
If you're planning on using DVDs more often in the future I would recommend picking up a USB external DVD drive. They're reasonably cheap at about $15-$20.

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49 minutes ago, BiotechBen said:

You'd need to use a jumper to get the secondary PSU to power on.

 

40 minutes ago, Spotty said:

It'll probably work but I wouldn't really recommend it for anything other than a one off situation... Like @LIGISTX suggested it will be better to just unplug another SATA device instead.
If you're planning on using DVDs more often in the future I would recommend picking up a USB external DVD drive. They're reasonably cheap at about $15-$20.

 

48 minutes ago, LIGISTX said:

Yes it’ll be fine, as said above you need to jump the PSU tho. Maybe… just unplug a harddrive while you rip the DVD? Make it much easier. 

Its just for a onetime use as this is just available on the dvd and no digital copies are present.

Just needed a quick something to do it as getting a usb powered one would be the wise decision but it would take much time to come as they are not readily available here.

 

Anyways I connected it and copied everything and it worked fine. 

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