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Dell 531s power supply-no molex

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Hello all, I recently purchased a HDD cooling fan for my 531s and when I went to install it I realized that the factory power supply does not have any molex power connectors. the connector on the cooler is a pass through molex with both male and female ends. The power supply has an unused floppy connector. Is there an adapter that will let me use that connector to power my cooler? Thanks.

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RoHe
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RE: Dell 531s power supply-no molex

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You need a SATA (PSU)>Molex(fan) power adaptor to convert a 4-pin Molex into one SATA power connector

Ron

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RoHe
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RE: Dell 531s power supply-no molex

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I managed to find a male SATA to 4 pin molex cable

That's exactly what I meant.

And if you ever want to add a second HDD, you can always get a SATA Y-splitter cable that splits one PSU SATA power cable into 2.

Ron

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   I am not a Dell employee

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RoHe
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RE: Dell 531s power supply-no molex

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You need a SATA (PSU)>Molex(fan) power adaptor to convert a 4-pin Molex into one SATA power connector

Ron

   Forum Member since 2004
   I am not a Dell employee

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rm31859
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RE: Dell 531s power supply-no molex

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Unfortunately this is not the correct connector. The connector that I am referring to is the small white 4 pin floppy drive power connector. This is not a SATA connector .

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RE: Dell 531s power supply-no molex

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A real quick follow up, The reply about using a SATA to molex got me thinking. I have an extra SATA hard drive connector for a second hard drive. I managed to find a male SATA to 4 pin molex cable from Newegg and it should be here sometime between now and the first of the year. Thank you so much for that suggestion.

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RoHe
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RE: Dell 531s power supply-no molex

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I managed to find a male SATA to 4 pin molex cable

That's exactly what I meant.

And if you ever want to add a second HDD, you can always get a SATA Y-splitter cable that splits one PSU SATA power cable into 2.

Ron

   Forum Member since 2004
   I am not a Dell employee

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