Originally Posted by Nebiroth
Those 5-in-3 type adapters often also have the advantage of two power connectors supplying all five drives and a dedicated fan.
Nice advantage over sata power splitters... but there is a couple nice sata power splitters with capacitors for $10 that go 1-to-4 neat and made for drives mounted in a normal tower one on top other... for neat wiring...
Not total deal killer... but nice.
My Norco 4220 now has 1 IDE power to 4 HDD's so it makes connecting easy...
I know what your saying. It's a great point.
I used cages in my tower before I upgraded to my Norco case....
I used these:
They are like $6
4 Sata signal in 1 cable... works good for stacked drives. I prefer cages because you can remove the entire cage and I find it easy to pull that out and work on it then place it back in.
It's also lower vibration and noise in most cases.
1-4 sata power the same thing... and with capacitor. Works well.
I have all these accessories extra now... since upgrading my case but they worked well when I had use for them.