power source for 5.25" TEAC FD-55GFR

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Sarah Newhouse

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Oct 11, 2021, 2:04:05 PMOct 11
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Hi all,

We recently bought a 5.25" TEAC FD-55GFR drive that came without a power source. Can anyone advise me on how we should be supplying power to this drive (without the Device Side Data enclosure, which seems to be forever out of stock)? I've been googling but not finding much. 

Thanks!
Sarah

Dorothea Salo

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Oct 11, 2021, 9:40:37 PMOct 11
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DeviceSide also has a "tabletop" power supply for use with a bare drive:
http://shop.deviceside.com/prod/PSU5

I have a couple-three of these; they're a bit awkward but they sure do work.

Enclosures: there's a 3d print pattern for one, if you have a printer
handy. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2441163

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Cody Besett

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Oct 12, 2021, 11:33:26 AMOct 12
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A 4 pin molex to 5v/12v adapter will power the  TEAC FD-55GFR. We happened to already have one with a 3.5" IDE HDD to USB adapter.

KATA, Elizabeth

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Oct 12, 2021, 11:33:26 AMOct 12
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Dear Sarah,

 

We encountered this problem too, and we just hooked it up to an old PC. We plugged it first to the CD drive and then to an open SATA power source on the motherboard. I’ve attached a couple images that should help make it more clear.  Feel free to drop a line if you have further questions.

 

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Elizabeth

 

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Matthew Adair

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Oct 12, 2021, 12:07:05 PMOct 12
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Sarah,

Something like this would do the trick:

While it's technically an HD USB adapter, the power supply includes the correct connection for the TEAC drive. It's also just a generally handy tool to have around for transferring data off IDE & SATA external hard drives.

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Sarah Newhouse

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Thanks, everyone who responded! I also got a response off-list that I'll anonymously post here, for anyone who has this issue in the future:

Back in the day, I would just use a spare PC desktop powersupply and a cable adapter like this for the molex attachment:

 

 

Not sure if the drive you have is meant for internal or external use but if internal that should work.

The internal power cables in the PC powersupply are all 3.5, 5, and 12v depending on which color cable it is.  Its been a long time but if memory serves the black is ground, yellow is 12v and red is 5v but I could be remembering that wrong.  It just depends on which molex connector they go to.  It's probably a little more nuanced than that but all the internal drives (cd rom, floppy, 3.5 hard drive, 5.25 hard drive, etc.) all run off of the same voltage.

 

Just fyi my knowledge is a little dated.  I haven't built a new PC in probably 5 years now so I don't know if some standard has changed with newer power supplies but I doubt it.  See if you can find a spec sheet for whatever power supply you are going to do and just see what they say the voltage output is.  This stuff is heavily standardized though and meant to work pretty much across the board so you should be fine.


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