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    Power two 2.5" hdd with M2-ATX

    I would like to power two hard drives with the m2-atx, but it seems that there is only one power connector (I'm not exactly sure what the power connector for a 2.5" drive is, it's flat and black... I think it's sata?).

    would something like a sata y-splitter work, or would that be too much on the power supply? I'm not exactly sure how power hungry hard drives are.

    thanks

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    you will need to list the rest of what you planning on running off the m2 before anyone can make a accurate statement about how many items you can add to the m2.

    if you only were to power the 2 hdds off the m2, then you could use a 4pin-molex-to-sata-power adapter, or use a sata power spitter.

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    alright, I should be good then. All I need to power is the motherboard and the two hdds, no optical drives.

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoboarder2k6 View Post
    alright, I should be good then. All I need to power is the motherboard and the two hdds, no optical drives.
    I don't know how you came to that assessment from this:
    Quote Originally Posted by soundman98 View Post
    you will need to list the rest of what you planning on running off the m2 before anyone can make a accurate statement about how many items you can add to the m2.
    Different hardware has different power draws.
    Chances are you will be fine, BUT you want to check your power draw calculations to be 100% certain.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Quote Originally Posted by soundman98 View Post
    if you only were to power the 2 hdds off the m2, then you could use a 4pin-molex-to-sata-power adapter, or use a sata power spitter.
    Actually, I came by my assessment from this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoboarder2k6 View Post
    Actually, I came by my assessment from this.
    That only describes a method of connecting the two hard drives and says nothing about the power draw from them.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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