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Old 12-31-2009, 12:45 AM   #11
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So the Radio Shack guy had no idea what was up with this... Couldn't even tell if it was SATA or IDE connector and said they had nothing to bridge the gap between the fan and power.

The power cord that goes into the drive is an AC adapter... Input is 100-240v - 50/80mhz 0.8 A. The output is 12 v, 2 A.

EDIT: Can I plug my 3-pin fan into this:

And then plug this: into my board?

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Old 12-31-2009, 03:05 AM   #12
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You might just have to cut the end off the power for the fan.
Then cut the molex end off the sata cable you have in the second link.
Test the leads to see which ones give you +12v and splice them directly to the fan leads.

I am not sure the adapter you have on the first link will work. I would just splice given the choice. The three position fan speed switch may not give you that much range. The low setting might be all you can use. It is worth a shot. Other wise you might have to do what coderage said and get another type of speed control. I used a PWM circuit on mine.
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