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CORRECTpins 1, 2, and 3 are optional as well, as evidenced by some adapter cables that connect the drives to older PSUs. These are usually Y-adapters that have the four-pin drive connector on the other endAPPROVED
CORRECTThe wikipedia article for sata includes information about the data and power pinouts, clarifying some things here. I dont know how to handle any legal aspects of copying from wikipedia, if that would require to release this page as gnu-FDL, etc.

however, it should be fine to quote it and link, or rework / interpret the data into the page.

copied from the Cables and Connectors section of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_ATA
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The seemingly large number of pins are used to supply three different voltages: 3.3 V, 5 V, and 12 V. Each voltage is supplied by three pins ganged together, while ground is provided by five pins. Each pin should be able to provide 1.5 A. Pin 11 is used in newer drives for staggered spinup. The supply pins are ganged together because the small pins by themselves cannot supply sufficient current for some devices. One pin from each of the three voltages is also used for hotplugging.
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2009-02-03 01:15:28rev. 4CORRECTAPPROVED
2009-09-18 02:36:03rev. 4CORRECTAPPROVED
2010-06-15 22:00:33rev. 6INCORRECTSince the text below the drawing says "at the motherboard", the drawing is incorrect. Connector is drawn upside down; vertically flipped. -This means: The notch should be angled upwards, not downwards. (You can see this, if you look at your internal harddisk's connector) If the drawing was for a cable, however, it would be correct. APPROVED
2011-12-02 16:04:05rev. 8CORRECTNingun Error encontrado !APPROVED
2012-03-11 16:13:08rev. 8CORRECTAPPROVED
2012-05-12 19:33:05rev. 8CORRECTAPPROVED
2012-05-14 14:52:05rev. 8CORRECTAPPROVED
2013-01-31 20:28:46rev. 8CORRECTAPPROVED
2013-04-16 18:28:03rev. 8CORRECTAPPROVED
2013-08-03 21:36:37rev. 8CORRECTAPPROVED
2014-01-27 01:33:25rev. 9CORRECTAPPROVED
2014-02-14 05:48:43rev. 9ERROR FIXED67582-0000 is the connect housing. 67581-0000 is the pins that go into that connector housing - NOT the mating part as you webpage says.APPROVED
2014-02-24 19:20:13rev. 9CORRECTAPPROVED
2014-12-04 00:42:07rev. 9CORRECTOKAPPROVED
2015-01-03 16:18:20rev. 9CORRECTAPPROVED
2015-02-22 02:56:22rev. 9CORRECTAPPROVED
2015-04-14 07:07:11rev. 9CORRECTmore info on "Optional" pin (ie, staggered spin-up and/or activity LED)APPROVED
2015-04-14 07:08:50rev. 9CORRECTOh, never mind. I need to learn to read. LOLAPPROVED
2015-06-27 23:30:09rev. 9CORRECTAPPROVED
2015-08-08 09:53:34rev. 9CORRECTno errorsAPPROVED
2015-09-29 08:10:45rev. 9CORRECTAPPROVED
2015-10-12 19:39:40rev. 9CORRECTAPPROVED
2015-12-10 03:37:15rev. 9CORRECTAPPROVED
2016-01-24 21:31:37rev. 9INCORRECTWhich end is pin 1?APPROVED
2016-04-29 01:17:52rev. 9CORRECTAPPROVED
2017-05-30 11:35:07rev. 9CORRECTAPPROVED
2017-06-01 16:30:29rev. 10CORRECTAPPROVED
2017-06-22 07:54:02rev. 10CORRECTAPPROVED
2017-10-30 01:05:39rev. 10CORRECTIt Worked!APPROVED
2017-11-09 14:15:17rev. 10CORRECTAPPROVED
2018-05-10 12:22:24rev. 13CORRECTAPPROVED
2018-12-02 13:26:40rev. 15CORRECTLooks good to me but you could show wiring variations, e.g. modular PSU connectors only have five wires to each SATA power connector.APPROVED
2019-02-05 20:26:14rev. 15CORRECTAPPROVED
2019-10-24 22:09:03rev. 15CORRECTAPPROVED
2019-10-24 22:09:24rev. 15CORRECTAll goodAPPROVED
2019-11-02 18:16:24rev. 15CORRECTNo errorsAPPROVED
2020-05-25 16:28:52rev. 15CORRECTAPPROVED
2022-07-03 20:26:36rev. 15CORRECTAPPROVED
2023-02-19 05:37:03rev. 15ERROR FIXEDThe 1st three 3v pins are necessary. I burned up my SATA1 HD nicely with this advice. You should take this 1/2 baked advice off the net.APPROVED
2023-09-15 02:22:44rev. 15ERROR FIXEDNot the 6-pin cable I need.APPROVED
2024-07-04 08:33:48rev. 15CORRECTFill out info about input cable colours and voltages in this connector.APPROVED

History of users contributions

Date Content
Author Comment
2009-01-24 23:02:59rev. 4Jean-Claude PerrauxJuste for more precision
2009-05-14 21:35:38rev. 4thirdwheel
2010-04-18 13:46:20rev. 5
2011-01-21 21:50:50rev. 8Alexander Fisher , Russia, NovosibirskI add colors & change "at the" for second connector,
2015-02-02 21:48:39rev. 9gregg- technical comment is most useful. what's the deal with the misleading links on the page (eg cable) that simply lead to ad pages.

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