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Want safe way to piggy back a power supply for XPS 210

I've got an XPS 210, very quiet apart from noisy (optional) hdd fan, which is probably there because it's such a small case. Have purchased a 'silent' Nexus Frizzbee HDD fan but there is no spare power supply on this system (it's BTX SFF motherboard with SATA connectors). Is there any safe way to either buy an adaptor to piggy back on another power connector or to hack into one. I don't want to hack into the little four-cable/five pin Dell connector on the motherboard as supplied fan has four connectors and Nexus has simply two (12V continuous operation).

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The simplest way to solve this will be to get a power splitter. You should get one for around 2$. It will have a connector and two plugs(used to split the power supply into two.)

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