[MinnowBoard] J2 for powering a ssd

David Byte dbyte at suse.com
Fri Nov 7 14:03:38 UTC 2014

I made a USB->sata power adapter to use for my drive.  I have a powered 
USB 2.0 hub that it draws it's juice from.

On 11/7/2014 7:55 AM, "Thomas B. Rücker" wrote:
> Hi,
> On 11/07/2014 01:51 PM, Arne Gollin wrote:
>> Hey, i wanted to power a SSD using the j2 Pins which provide 5v
>> usually for a fan. I bought a SSD which at max uses 0.5 watts... So
>> this should be fine since the Pins provide 1 A. But when i plug in the
>> SSD and start the board is always shortcuts. I tried to use the j5 or
>> j6 the one with 5v, and this would work when it would provide more amper.
>> So what is wrong with the j2 Pins? I tested my cable but this seems to
>> be OK.
> What is the rating of the power supply, that you are using for your MAX?
> The drive might have a significant initial draw and that combined with
> the CPU might just overload your power supply.
> Cheers
> Thomas
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