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    Trying to add SSD to M2-ATX PSU & VIA EPIA SP13000G Mini-ITX Motherboard

    Hi guys, any help would be appreciated.

    I have
    VIA EPIA SP13000G Mini-ITX Motherboard
    M2-ATX 160W Intelligent DC-DC PSU

    My current old HD is a Highly reliable Seagate 40GB 2.5-inch ATA-100 EE25 Automotive Grade extreme Conditions and did not need power.

    I have a 64GB SSD that I would like to swap my 40GB with, I have my case open but I am confused.

    I see that my motherboard has SATA powers, but I don't see any type of power for SATA or even a Molex to get an adapter for. The only thing I see is the following
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    Can I somehow convert this to power my SSD or am I missing something, any help would be appreciated!

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    You can get a adapter for your molex connector that was plugged into your old hard drive to convert it to SATA

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...FQSf4Aodxl8Alw

    The connector you have there is for a floppy drive and wouldnt work.

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    Thanks for the reply, thats the issue, there is no molex connector, my previous hard drive did not require a seperate power cable

    After doing some searching, I noticed the M2-ATX psu has a seperate P4 connector that is unused, maybe I can use a P4 to Sata Power cable?

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    If you email mini-box, you can get a replacement M2ATX harness, which has a hard drive connector, and I think the new ones even have a SATA power cable.
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    All the M2 ATX cables I have seen came with molex plugs so you must have something old then

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmw_car_pc View Post
    All the M2 ATX cables I have seen came with molex plugs so you must have something old then
    I purchased this psu 02/2009, there are no molex connectors on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcom2073 View Post
    If you email mini-box, you can get a replacement M2ATX harness, which has a hard drive connector, and I think the new ones even have a SATA power cable.
    I just sent them an email, thanks for the advice guys, hopefully they can give me a hand.

    Worst case scenario I guess I could go from the P4 connector to Sata Power and just buy a cable for it tomorrow.

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    Odd I received a reply back from mini-box and they replied with the molex to sata adapter. Am I missing something from my harness because my 20pin power goes to (2) 4pin mini molex connectors, I do not have a regular molex like most people seem to think I have lol

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    Yes you are missing something from your harness. You don't need an adapter, you need a REPLACEMENT m2atx 20pin-20pin harness, which comes with molex and sata connectors. Top cable here: http://resources.mini-box.com/online...s/M2-ATX-2.jpg
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    malcom2073, thanks so I am not going crazy

    I checked on their site in psu's section and accessories, didn't find it. Does mini-box or someone else still sell these? Also do you know if any stores would sell that locally so I can upgrade my carpc this weekend while I am bored

    Thanks again man, appreciate it!

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