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Molex Sata Adapters
« on: June 10, 2019, 07:43:57 PM »
You know these things:





Be careful with 'em

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Re: Molex Sata Adapters
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2019, 08:06:07 PM »
Apparently this is a common problem.. who knew?

Double check your rigs fellas.

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Re: Molex Sata Adapters
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2019, 08:10:40 PM »
molded adapter at the sata end = bad.  sata end with visible metal collars = acceptable. spiney found a good video of the issue:


good public service announcement. i have some sitting units i'll have to go back thru to double check.

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Re: Molex Sata Adapters
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2019, 09:44:42 PM »
Warranty support: "Are you sure it wasn't on fire when you bought it?"


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Re: Molex Sata Adapters
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2019, 11:55:12 AM »
The Fucked up thing is i'm sure the faulty Molex adapter was one I threw in the machine when I rebuilt it 2 weeks ago. So that time bomb has been sitting in a box for probably a decade waiting for the right time to strike.

Right now tally on the 50 cent part is

3x Hard Drives (8tb worth)
1x PSU

Case smells like somebody burned a tire in it but that should clean up. Is the motherboard OK? Who knows. Will find out when new power supply comes in.

I'm ordering one with 8x SATA connectors.. never again!!

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Re: Molex Sata Adapters
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2019, 01:13:24 PM »
you may be able to swap the control pcb on the hdd and recover the drive.
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