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What wires beside the sata hook to the hard drive and I changed the ac/dc cased power supply and it has one les set of wires than the origanal that could posible hook to the hard drive.

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You can get a "Y" power adapter if you find there is not enough power connectors.
These power adapters makes two power connectors from one connector. If you do not have enough SATA power connectors the you can get a 4 pin to SATA power adapter.

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You may need to purchase an 'adapter' but this isn't an adapter like you plug in to a laptop or phone charger. It is a 'molex to sata' adapter. These can usually be found at places like Fry's Electronics, Best Buy stores and local computer shops. You should not need to pay more than about $6 for this item and you may be able to find it for as little as $2-3. While you're there, you might want to pick up a power 'y' splitter, so that you have more outlets available. BUT, you must be careful not to attach too many devices to one 'rail' which is one section of wires coming out of your power supply. Too much power drawn can cause performance problems and can even damage your power supply or system components.

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Well you have the sata cable. It connects to the motherboard. You also have the power cable from the power supply that connects to the drive. As for 1 less set of wires on the power supply. Not a big deal unless you need it. Does the power supply have the same or higher output wattage as the one you replaced? Does it have sata power or just the molex 4 pin only? If it has the 4 pin only you can get an adapter for a couple bucks to convert it to sata power. Make sure the new power supply has sufficiant power for the system.

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