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Power wiring for 7 drives


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I've got my Gen8 arriving today or tomorrow and I'm planning on the following build and I have some questions about power wiring

4x 3.5" drives in the drive caddies

2x 2.5" drives in the schoondoggy bracket on the side

1x 2.5" ssd in the top by the ODD
Whats the best way to route power while keeping the cables short and clean?

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That's the same as I have got, for me I used a FDD to SATA cable http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/power-connector-35-to-sata-a18gg for the drive in the ODD slot, and a MOLEX Y Splitter cable http://www.amazon.co.uk/StarTech-com-LP4-Power-Splitter-Cable/dp/B000067SLY/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1425381886&sr=1-2&keywords=StarTech.com+LP4+to+2x+LP4+Power+Y+Splitter+Cable and a MOLEX to 2 SATA cable http://www.amazon.co.uk/StarTech-Molex-Latching-Splitter-Adapter/dp/B00A6GKE22/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1425381771&sr=1-2&keywords=startech+molex+to+sata for the 2 drives on the btacket.

 

There is a MOLEX connector under the ODD bay that can be pulled apart, and the Y splitter can be fitted there.

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Yeah I way overthought this, that little area under where the ODD would go is a great place to stuff the power cables. I love this little unit its great! Just need to get the idle fan speed lower than 19% :/

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Just need to get the idle fan speed lower than 19% :/

 

Depending on how you configure the unit, you may find this to be the biggest challenge.

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