PCIe to power SATA or Molex for hard drives?

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  1. Leafblower

    Leafblower Ancient Guru

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    I have a computer with 11HDDs. Needless to say, it's strained on the 5V rail. Is there some sort of way to power things via PCIe? I have no idea how 12 gets to 5 volts, and I know PCIe is all 12 volts.
     
  2. Wolf9an9

    Wolf9an9 Member Guru

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    The simplest way would be to add another Power Supply. If you do not have space inside your PC you could have it on the outside.
     
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    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    I too would advise to a second PSU. I have not come across a PCIe to SATA power plug / card, sorry.
     
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