Adding SSD to Dell Inspiron Desktop

  philmurg 18:43 10 Apr 2017

In the past this was a breeze as the PSU had a spare molex connector and a cheap molex to SATA cable was all that was needed to get power to a second HDD.

Now with the new smaller inspirons, it is a different PSU, no molex and they have started using a 6 pin PCIE connector to supply power from the Motherboard to the SATA HDD.

There is a spare PCIE 6 pin block,
I could use a SATA splitter, but concerned that it might be pulling too much juice running 2 HDD at once.

Any idea where I can get a 6 pin PCIE to SATA power cable ? loads of places in the states but I need UK


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:20 10 Apr 2017

A sata splitter will work fine.

  philmurg 20:48 10 Apr 2017

Thanks Boss

Good to see you still here after all these years :)

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