Internal IDE DVD power cable

  eshroom 23:39 08 Jan 2007


I recently purchased an internal laptop DVD drive to use as I have DVD's from various regions and want one that has RPC1 firmware available.

I purchased a 50-pin to 3.5" IDE adapter and a USB cable etc.

My problem is this, the standard 4 pin power connection on 3.5" hard drives isn't on this 50 pin converter, instead there are some much smaller pins. Here is a picture click here

Anyone know what kind of cable I need for that?



  Ashrich 23:50 08 Jan 2007

Looks like a floppy drive power connector ....


  eshroom 19:16 09 Jan 2007

So would this "Molex" power splitter do the job for converting my standard 4 pin 3.5" IDE HDD connection into one compatible with my device?

click here

Thanks again.

  Ashrich 19:00 10 Jan 2007

Looks about right , don't you have a spare one on the PC itself , usually you get 2 of these smaller connectors ..


  eshroom 15:47 12 Jan 2007

I have a laptop so this is connected through USB. I have a direct power supply, but it didn't come with this type of connector.

Thanks for your help :)


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