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    Default What is This Adaptor?

    Hello, i was working on getting a mid-range(ish?) gaming PC working and while looking for a hard drive to put into it, i came across this thing...

    I know what the SATA connector is for, but i'm not sure what the 4 pin connector is, i'm interested to know more out of curiosity as i have no idea where it came from or what use it would be (though i'm not sure if the SATA connector is very trustworthy :/).

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    It's for a +12V Only motherboard that supplies the power to the SATA from a DC to DC on the motherboard. Used on Lenovo's, Dell's, HP's.... about to be part of the ATX12VO standard.

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    Thank you, now that i think about it, this one may have came from a scrap DVR i used for parts (since i've yet to come across a PC with +12V only motherboards).

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    Here's one from a Dell Inspiron: https://www.ebay.com/i/323385059857

    Funny to me that it actually has +3.3V!

    Here's one from an HP ProDesk: https://www.ebay.com/p/1941572795

    They use a 6-pin like a PCIe connector.

    And the here is the Lenovo one: https://www.ebay.com/p/5015693847?iid=333561948688

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