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Inspiron 660, power supply leads?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 660 desktop. The good news is that I have a pretty high quality HD video camera.  The bad news is that it requires a FireWire port to connect with my computer. No problem I thought. I got a PCI card to provide one. It requires that a power cable be plugged into it for it to work. I popped open the case expecting to find the usual compliment of unused power lines available for just such a purpose. There are in fact none at all.

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RE: Inspiron 660, power supply leads?

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The Inspiron 660 desktop does not have the older white PCI slots. It has the newer black PCIe (PCI Express) slots.



Inspiron 660 Desktop =
Three PCIe x1 slots
One PCIe x16 slot for video card

The PCIe cards should not require a power supply lead. You need to purchase a PCIe x1 FireWire card.



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RE: Inspiron 660, power supply leads?

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The Inspiron 660 desktop does not have the older white PCI slots. It has the newer black PCIe (PCI Express) slots.



Inspiron 660 Desktop =
Three PCIe x1 slots
One PCIe x16 slot for video card

The PCIe cards should not require a power supply lead. You need to purchase a PCIe x1 FireWire card.



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RE: Inspiron 660, power supply leads?

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Sata to molex power isn't an issue HOWEVER Conventional PCI is.

PCI-E is required.

SIIG FireWire 2-Port PCIe (NN-E20012-S2)

 

  • Firewire Ports - 2
  • Firewire Support - IEEE1394a
  • Bus type - PCI Express x1
  • Port type - Two 6-pin external FireWire (1394a)
  • Chipset - Texas Instruments

 

http://www.amazon.com/SIIG-FireWire-2-Port-PCIe-NN-E20012-S2/dp/B000G6U8VY

 

http://www.amazon.com/CableHero-Connectors-Splitter-Extension-Converter/dp/B0032K9R90

 


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RE: Inspiron 660, power supply leads?

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Thanks. 

I have one on order.

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RE: Inspiron 660, power supply leads?

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Got the card and it works like a charm!

Clay

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