SMART reporting and Hard Disk buzzing sound

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Yes, although modern supplies tend to have few Molex connectors. A SATA-to-SATA extension without an orange wire (or with a cut orange wire) will do the same thing.
 
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Yes, although modern supplies tend to have few Molex connectors. A SATA-to-SATA extension without an orange wire (or with a cut orange wire) will do the same thing.
The converter cables/adapters are not too expensive -- this one from Monoprice is $1.29 (USD):

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I understand that the HDD might require the SATA end and the power supply might not like the MOLEX end, but one way or another, you can still use the HDD outside of the enclosure.
 
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I don't know the origin of this but here it is:

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One thing to keep in mind is that there are a lot of junk adapters out there that use wire that is too small. Most of them won't catch fire...

SATA is rated at 4.5 amps. Molex is rated at 11 amps. AWG23 would be the minimum gauge wire to power one SATA within spec. Most drives are < 10 W, so some manufacturers use AWG 26 ("probably" safe) or even AWG 28 (hey, there's a safety margin of 2, right?).
 
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The twin of the RMA'ed drive back in July is throwing read errors. Grrrr...
 
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