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    I made a booboo, can anyone help me out?

    Ok, so i purchased a SATAII slot load notebook dvd drive...the data cable is the same size, but the power connector is even smaller than the data connector..................does anyone know of an adapter I can get so that I can use this drive???



    Edit: according to similar drives on newegg, what i thought was the data cable, is actually the power cable connector???
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    Quote Originally Posted by sxtnitehawk View Post
    I made a booboo, can anyone help me out?

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    in that picture, the connection on the left is data and the connection on the right is power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sxtnitehawk View Post
    Ok, so i purchased a SATAII slot load notebook dvd drive...the data cable is the same size, but the power connector is even smaller than the data connector..................does anyone know of an adapter I can get so that I can use this drive???

    Edit: according to similar drives on newegg, what i thought was the data cable, is actually the power cable connector???
    The larger connector is for power, the smaller connector is for data. You need a SATA data cable, and a SATA power cable to use this drive. You could use one of these:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812232002
    To access the drive via USB. It even comes with a power supply for the SATA power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulF View Post
    in that picture, the connection on the left is data and the connection on the right is power.
    Quote Originally Posted by malcom2073 View Post
    The larger connector is for power, the smaller connector is for data. You need a SATA data cable, and a SATA power cable to use this drive. You could use one of these:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812232002
    To access the drive via USB. It even comes with a power supply for the SATA power.
    I'm sorry, but BOTH of you could not be any more wrong. The connector on the right is data, and hooks up to a regular SATA cable. The connector on the LEFT is what's strange. Slim SATA power connectors are completely different, and require a special cable. I know this because I made the exact same mistake, but ended up making the power cable myself.
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    see thats what's so confusing....

    i plugged a normal data cable to it and it fit just fine......but 3 of the other slim drives on newegg ALL say the longer is the power, not the data......go figure...
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    dude, you are awesome!

    you just saved me about $80!

    AND i get to keep the slotload drive!!!
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    The only reason I knew was I made the same mistake, and was SOOOO ****ed at myself. I did the research, and even ended up making my own power connector for it. Twas awesome.

    The lesson here, I reckon, is not all SATA are created equal...
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