Updating to SSD, but have power supply question.

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I have an Acer Aspire TC-605. It came with one hard drive and I installed an additional hard drive. Now I want to add an SSD. I purchased a Samsung 850 Pro. Then I realized I need a data transfer cable, so I have that in my Amazon cart. Then I realized I had beeter recheck my cable situation. I discovered that I do have an ssd data "port" located on the same cable as my hard drives. And there is a spot for me to mount my SSD. What I don't have is enough power plugs on my motherboard.

What I want to do is purchase a hard drive power plug with a splitter for 2 hard drives OR a power plug with a splitter that has an attachment for both the hard drive and the SSD. Can someone point out that animal to me on Amazon?

Thank you so much!

~ Samantha

PS...does anyone know with the Samsung cloning software if you have to clone the whole dirve or can you exclude some folders?
 

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In my subsequent link, this cable:
https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-Power-Splitter-Adapter-PYO4SATA/dp/B0086OGN9E
 

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Assuming you have an available USB 3.0 port, a cable such as this would work:


For the data...the Samsung Data Migration lets you leave off thing like Doc/Music/Video. Other than that, everything goes.
But...
What are the sizes involved here? Current drive consumed space and new SSD size?
 

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ArtPog > Yes...that is my issue, I didn;t kknow to look elsewhere, but I would still like to resolve this with a splitter that works for two hard drives.
 

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USAFRet > Yes, that is what I am purchasing for the data transfer

I have 680gb in my users folder alone and moving to a 250 ssd, so I want user file to remain on current hard drive/
 

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Well...you have to do a DEEP dive into exactly what is consumed on your current drive.
You cannot leave the entirety of the /Users/ folder on the HDD. Trust me...bad things will happen.
http://www.zdnet.com/dont-move-your-windows-user-profiles-folder-to-another-drive-7000022142/

You can, however, redirect the Libraries with to be elsewhere, but not the whole /Users/ folder.
That comes later, though.

Question - Do you have another drive handy, where you can put things temporarily?
Your current drive consumption makes this proposed clone operation a complicated idea.
 

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Honestly...I was trying to get a response to my original question about the cables so I could get that set into motion and have them on there way to me.

>> I would love it if anyone could respond about the cables!! <<

Though...I did ask and I do appreciate the insight on the cloning concerns. I basically have this resolved with space on another external hard drive.I was just curious if it were possible. I am aware also of redirecting user files as I just set up my mothers ssd on a new computer. Nifty stuff to know.
 

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That cable I showed above will do exactly what you need.
One of my Samsung drives even came with one.
 


Take a look at the SATA power splitters listing at https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=Nq4tWoWfDomZmQGeh4jYDQ&q=sata+power+connector+splitter+for+psu&oq=sata+power+connector+splitter+for+psu&gs_l=psy-ab.3..33i22i29i30k1.2775.17206.0.18799.37.30.0.7.7.0.118.2537.26j3.29.0....0...1c.1.64.psy-ab..1.36.2683...0j0i131k1j0i10k1j0i22i30k1.0.lWhfmidkKrw

If your PSU has an available Molex-type connector like the one shown at Newegg that's featured on that Google search page - the Rosewill RCW-302, that would be an easy, simple way to go.

Note the SATA cable splitter one featured at Walmart - the Startech one for $6.27. Another option.

And there are really scads of these types of splitters offered at Amazon & other online (and retail) vendors as well. You should have no problem picking one up.

See which one appeals to you. They're quite basic in operation - installation is a snap.
 

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I am sooo confused here. The only cable option I see you presenting is the data transfer cable that is an external feature. I have one on order. That is not my question.

I am specifically looking at the question about how to "power" the unit. Iam specifically looking for the proper molex item that has a splitter so that it can connect and power 2 hard drives or a hard drive and an SSD (meaning it would have oth types of connections.

Maybe this is what you are answering, but I am not seeing the suggested cables :??:
 

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In my subsequent link, this cable:
https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-Power-Splitter-Adapter-PYO4SATA/dp/B0086OGN9E
 

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