bottom mounted PSU issues

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bottom mounted PSU issues

Post by shunx » Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:32 pm

I have one: the SATA power cables are upside down and I had to twist them around to connect to the hard drives which becomes quite awkward. Are there some tricks to this?

edit: ...I discovered the way of starting the cable from the top instead of bottom *gasp*. Feeling retarded. Not ideal though. Another way is to flip the hard drives around but mounting becomes difficult.

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Post by Vicotnik » Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:08 am

I fail to picture what you mean. Isn't twisting a cable quite easy to do? :?: :)

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Post by Das_Saunamies » Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:06 am

I had similar issues in my P182. Luckily the case allows for wiring through either side of the case so I can always pick the one that doesn't leave the cables exerting torque on the connectors. I think the problem only exists with SATA power connectors which have a static design - you can't freely twist the connector like you can a molex, since the SATA connector is embedded in the cable.

So my suggestion would be a good case that allows wiring any which way you want to. That way there should always be an angle that works for you.

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