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nawky

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hello i was buying a new hardrive when i forgot that my powersuppply is dated and i will need an adapter. this is the hardrive.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136358


is this the cord i need to let my 4 pin power this hardrive

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16812189193


this is my first time using sata but i have those cords already. if this is not the right thing to buy please show me where i can buy the right adapter.
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Are you sure your motherboard has SATA ports? If it did, then you should already have the correct power plugs from your power supply.
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yes it came with sata ports and it is 3 gb/s capable. i did not buy a premade computer i put the parts together after i bought it off newegg. are u sayin there is a power cord as well as the sata cable. im not at home right now and unfortunately i cannot look at the cord. i think i just have the cord that hooks it up to the mobo.


one more question guys. i already have this hardrive

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136457

i was in a rush to buy that new caviar green hardrive and didnt notice it was a performance hardrive. ah to late, anyway would it be a good idea to use it as a slave hardrive. my original hardrive is only 80 gigs but i was gona reformat the new one with windows vista. the new one only has 5400 rpm or so , on the reviews it was recommended as a slave drive.
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i found this picture.

http://www.pcstats.c...AH62N_sata2.jpg

i have the cord on the right so i think i need a 4 pin molex adapter to make it look like the cord on the left.


i think this is what i want , correct?

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16812270094
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Since you assembled this computer yourself and your original drive is an EIDE drive, the PSU may not have come with the necessary SATA power connections, even though the motherboard "might" support SATA drives. I say "might" because without knowing what motherboard you have, we cannot verify if it supports SATA. And you cannot simply buy a cable and add SATA support to a motherboard. If there is no SATA controller and data connectors on the motherboard, you will have to buy a controller too, typically an add-in card. So make sure your motherboard supports SATA before you buy a SATA drive.

If you are certain your motherboard supports SATA, then for power, you will need to buy a power adapter as shown in your 2nd link in your post (#4) above. In your first link above, that is showing both the data cable (the red cable) which must connect to the motherboard, and the power cable (with the 4 wires). Since you are buying a "bare" drive, it will not come with a data cable, so you will need one of those too.
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no offense but im not that much of a noob

thanks for the help guys. yes im sure my mobo has sata
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one more question guys. i already have this hardrive

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136457

i was in a rush to buy that new caviar green hardrive and didnt notice it was a performance hardrive. ah to late, anyway would it be a good idea to use it as a slave hardrive. my original hardrive is only 80 gigs but i was gona reformat the new one with windows vista. the new one only has 5400 rpm or so , on the reviews it was recommended as a slave drive.

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the old hardrive is ide, but 7200 rpm is it any faster than the 500 gig even though not sata 3.0 gbs like the new one? if so i will make the new one a slave
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You don't have slave and master with SATA drives. As for which is faster, look at the seek and throughput for each. I suspect the SATA is faster.
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