Does a 40-pin IDE cable supply power?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by JBenal, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. JBenal

    JBenal MDL Senior Member

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    If so, how much? I'm trying to connect a mSATA SSD to an IDE controller using an adapter, but it has no power connection, so I'm wondering if the IDE cable supplies any power.
     
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    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    It's data only...
     
  4. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    The tiny IDE connectors as used on the laptop 2.5 inch drives do in fact provide power. How much, that's above my pay grade.
     
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  5. JBenal

    JBenal MDL Senior Member

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    Thanks for the replies. I think I'll abandon this project and save the SSD for something else.
     
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