ODD power split for 2x ide hdd?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Pepper030, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. Pepper030 macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2013
    I want 2 hard drives on the IDE port of my powermac g5. Therefore i have to split the power supply to the optical drive with a y molex cable.

    What is the power consumption of a optical drive and is it equivelent to 2 IDE hard drives?

    I took out the sony ODD already and figured:
    P = U * I
    12v * 2 a = 24 watt
    5v * 1,6a = 8 watts.

    When i googled i found that a hard drive consumes about 7~8 watts.

    So am i in the green here? Will this work?
    And what if it doesnt work?

    Post scriptum. I know there are ide > sata coverters but id rather have it this way.
  2. bizzle macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2008

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