Lance wrote:Hi all
I had a power supply blow up on me this morning and having bought the PC a bout 3 years ago, I just grabbed a generic PSU to get going again but I don't think its a long term option as it doesn't have enough sata power connectors nor an auxilliary power connector for my Graphics Card.
Something else you might consider is an external SATA dock which connects to your PC by USB or eSATA. You just drop bare 3.5" or 2.5" drives into the slot and off you go. This is particularly handy for disks that you only use when required - e.g for backing up to. Newer docks all come with USB3 and eSATA. If your system does not have either of these, USB2 works just fine albeit slower. You could also install a USB3/eSATA adapter card in your PC if you have a spare slot.
lomaca wrote:Don't know what they are called or if they have a proper name even, they cost about a couple bucks at MSY.
Stephen wrote:lomaca wrote:Don't know what they are called or if they have a proper name even, they cost about a couple bucks at MSY.
If it is one of these then typically they are just known as a 'Splitter Cable'
Lance wrote:Thanks for that info guys - very useful - esp link with pictures - will be able to use the right name now! Further, it looks like I will be able to keep this PC going for a while yet!! Lance
lomaca wrote:"I no longer I have a Facebook account, "
Wise man you, although I think twitter could be the more "harmful" if one can say that? Depends on self discipline I suppose.
I don't have either and neither do I use online storage.
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