arch2571 20:55 11 Feb 05

i just brought a SATA hard disk and was ready to install it and realised that it has 2 power sockets i have the power adapter for the smaller of the 2 sockets and the other is a normal power socket and was just wondering which one do i use??

  bremner 20:59 11 Feb 05

Either will do

  Gaz 25 21:13 11 Feb 05


A strict warning not to use BOTH at the same time, please DON'T... it will cause a short.

  arch2571 21:14 11 Feb 05

what do u mean a short

  grey george 21:37 11 Feb 05

A short means a short circuit. That is current will run straight to earth with no resistance, this will blow a fuse/ the power supply/ catch fire or all three. If this is a new drive check the paper work that came with it.

  Gaz 25 21:41 11 Feb 05

Bascially, you are providing the drive with two sources of power supply, and you just can't do that at all.

As said by grey george, it could cause a fire, blow a fuse, powersupply or simply damage your drive.

I just had to stress not connecting both power cables. Just use one.

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