Hello there. I have 3 500W PSUs that are not being used at the moment and I wanted to do something ghetto with one of them. I know I can start a PSU on its own by touching the green and a black cable on the 24pin, but I wanted to know how reliable is it for the PSU to stay like that. Especially when I plan on keeping it 24/7 on. Is it a good idea to solder the two cables and then insulate them? Again from an always on point of view. I read somewhere that it is also required to touch the yellow and orange (if I am not mistaken) cables to have voltage regulation. I will be powering external cages with HDDs only and nothing else. I have 2 external cages with 5 HDDs each and want to keep them on 24/7. I just want to know if this method is just as reliable as the PSU being connected to the motherboard or if it is not a good idea in general. If anyone has any experience in running such a ghetto setup I would really appreciate it or any suggestions in general.