Tip: some PSUs have removable SATA connectors

Discussion in 'Modding' started by DrFrag, May 20, 2017.

  1. DrFrag

    DrFrag Member

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    I was doing some cable management with a SilverStone ST30SF 300W SFX and noticed that the SATA power connectors aren't crimped or pressed, they're the punch-down type with plastic caps.

    Example pic: (not from the actual PSU)
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    So if you're going to throw out an old PSU, check to see if the connectors can be re-used. Punch down types can be pulled off by hand, and punched down with a screwdriver anywhere along a power cable for some sweet cable management. Or you can buy them for $1-$2 each.
     
  2. Groff

    Groff Member

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    That's really nifty! I'll have to keep an eye on that.

    Thanks.
     

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