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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 1/6/2006 2:53:24 PM EST

My case has the space for dual power supplies.

I would like to add more hard drives that would run off the second.

How do I make it work? Is there a special wiring hookup I have to get?
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 3:43:29 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/6/2006 3:47:11 PM EST by PsyKo]
you have to hotwire it you can wire a switch using these pins



ETA: there may be a dongle for dual psu's but i wouldnt know where to find one.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:24:13 PM EST
sounds like a waste of wattage to me since even the lowest wattage PS will have more than enough for a few drives
if it was me I'd just get a higher capacity single PSU
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 8:27:42 PM EST

Thanks for all the help. I did some more research based on what everyone said, then had a brainstorm and searched the closet. I found that a cable like the one on this page came with the tower, but alas it's not right for the newer type of motherboard I have. I guess I can splice it into the other PSU's cables to get it to work, but I'll look for a compatible cable first, since I don't need this asap.

www.coolermaster.com/index.php?LT=english&Language_s=2&url_place=faq&ftype=1&xs=1&serial=106
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 2:02:37 AM EST
Just use one good powerful PSU, rather than running two. Much easier to do and much more stable.
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