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#233358 13-Apr-2018 09:26
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I'm putting more storage into my home computer, and also replacing my old DVD-RW drive with a Blu-Ray drive.

 

Because the additional HDDs are using all of my PSUs SATA power cables, I will only have molex connecters left for the Blu-Ray drive.

 

Do most modern optical drives work without the 3.3V orange wire?

 

EDIT: I may have found my answer for my particular drive. Specs for the drive I have ordered say "Power: DC+5V ±5%,DC+12V ±10 %". Based on that I assume it only uses the red, yellow, and ground wires. Hopefully I am understanding it correctly!


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  #1995393 13-Apr-2018 12:21
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I don't think I've ever found a drive, HDD, SSD or Optical that requires that 3.3v wire, so I'd say you are pretty safe.





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