Power connector

Discussion in 'iMac' started by siraero, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. siraero, Oct 29, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 20, 2012

    macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2012

    Im adding a 2. SSD to my iMac 27" Mid 2011,
    1. SSD im adding to SATA1 (6gb)
    DVD/CD im adding to SATA2 (3gb)
    2. SSD im adding to SATA0 (6GB)

    BUT im missing sata power, what kind of connector is this !? (see red cirkel)
    Or can i use Sata Power from SATA2 to power up 2. SSD and DVD/CD !?
    Or do soneone know what cable im needing.
  2. macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2012

    I would also like to knopw the answer on this one.

    Searched all over the net and I can't find the information I need.

    Wondering if the HDD power cable that is currently in there can just be plugged in to the Superdrive, but I don't know :confused:
  3. macrumors regular

    May 14, 2010
    Your current HDD should be plugged into the SATA0 slot with the proprietary power cable and standard SATA data cable. Then use standard SATA cables for the other 2 drives using SATA1 and SATA2.

    SATA0 is your primary SATA port, so you shouldn't have any trouble providing you use the same cabling and just source other cables for S1&S2
  4. macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2012
    So the current hdd power cable will be just a normal sata power on the drive end ? And I can plug this into an SSD or the optical drive?
  5. macrumors regular

    May 14, 2010
    Yea, on the hard drive side is the standard SATA connections so putting in an SSD will be no bother

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