Jump to content

Can I plug 6-pin SATA power male into 8-pin female on PSU?


Youser
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hello, all!

I own a Toughpower TPD-0750M PSU, which continues to work great.  Nice job, Thermaltake!

But now I need to provide additional power connectors for 6 or maybe as many as 8 more new SATA HDDs (I have plenty of available SATA data connectors). But while I have several unused 8-pin female connectors on the PSU itself, all of the 6-port SATA power connectors on the PSU are already in use.  Now, I know that I could use one of those 6-pin power ports by attaching a series of extra SATA power connectors for all the new drives, but my gut says using a single 6-port PSU slot to power perhaps eight 3.5" SATA HDDs isn't particularly wise (but I'm not an electrical engineer, so what the heck do I know?)

What I'm here to ask is whether I could safely insert an additional 6-pin male SATA power connector to one of the available 8-pin female connectors on the PSU?  And if so, which side of the 8-port connector should I insert it into? The left six as you face the PSU connectors, or the right six?

Even if I had the 8-port connector's wiring diagram, I'm realize that I'm not capable of determining the answer to this question.  That's why I'm turning to you folks.

What do you think?  Thanks!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...