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Currently my SSD is powered via a Molex to Sata connection from the Hard drive. Can the molex connection be removed from the mother board and be replaced with an independent DC Jack and power supply? Are all solid state drives powered with +12V
Why would you want to do this ??
Actually, the Samsung 840 Pro runs on 5v, according to its data sheet.
Edit: I just looked up specs for Intel and OCZ SSDs and they also run on 5v.
Sound quality is supposed to be superior when the computer is used as a music server
Molex Pin #4 (RED WIRE) is +5 Volts.
That's why the Molex Adapter connection can furnish power to the SSD.
The power connection to the SSD has NO effect upon sound quality.
Obviously the OP Builder is confused.
I think he is thinking about noise on the line from the MB power connection. Theoretically he is correct, but you can never get purity of sound with anything digital anyway.
MB would have to be Failing to produce such an issue OR either be very old.
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