Tips and Tricks

Can you extend a SATA power cable?

Can you extend a SATA power cable?

Simply extend the length of an existing SATA power cable to your power supply and eliminate the risk of damaging SATA connectors by disconnecting or straining the ports. This convenient 3-Pack provides spare or replacement SATA power cables.

How much power can a SATA cable support?

54 watts
The ATX standard for SATA or Molex connections is rated for 54 watts. Each SATA/Molex connector provides three 12v pins at 1.5 amps each, for a total of 4.5 amps. 12 volts, times 4.5 amps, equals 54 watts able to be provided by a SATA/Molex connector.

Do SATA cables carry power?

SATA cables are used for both data transmission and to provide power to the data drives and SSDs.

Are SATA PSU cables interchangeable?

NO. You might get lucky and the pinout at the PSU end of the cable could be the same, more than likely it is not, even with the same manufacturer. If it is not the same and you try it, you could cause serious damage.

Are SATA power splitters safe?

Premium Member. Molex to Sata lose all your data. I would not use any type of splitter unless you know exactly how it is manufactured and can look at it in person. In short, do not use a splitter unless you absolutely have to.

Can I use a SATA splitter?

No, there is no such thing as a “splitter” for a SATA data cable. Each drive needs to go to a different port on the motherboard. Your PSU should have enough spare ends for the power cable to this drive.

Can SATA power be split?

The PYO4SATA SATA power splitter cable (1-to-4) features a SATA male power connector that connects to a single computer power supply SATA connector, and breaks out into four SATA female power connectors. The cable eliminates the cost of having to upgrade the power supply to accommodate additional SATA drives.

Can I power my riser with SATA?

Should I power GPU riser with SATA power connector? Using MOLEX or PCIe power connectors is definitely safer than using SATA power connectors as SATA was not made for higher workloads. Only use SATA with GPUs that draw less power via PCIe x16 slot.

Are SATA cables universal?

2 Answers. Normally nothing has changed between the cables between SATA I,II and III. From the official SATA-IO document: The same cables and connectors used for current SATA implementations can be used to connect SATA 6Gb/s devices.

Can you split SATA data cable?