Useful Port Converter Cables & Adapters for your PC & Laptop
Converter Cables and Adapters may prove very handy when you do not have the required power or connectivity port on your device or on your PC / Laptop. Well there are mainly two types of converter cables / connectors or Adapters which are being mentioned below.
Power Connector Converters – These are type of cables and adapters that converts one type of power connector to other different type of power connector.
Port Converters – These types of cables and adapters are used to converts one type of port to other type of port.
Power Connector Converter Cables or Adapters
Here are all the available power connector converter cables and adapters that can be used for connecting any device inside your PC.
4-Pin Molex Power Splitter Cable – It is a power splitter that converts power from one 4-pin molex connector to two 4-pin molex connectors. If your power supply or SMPS do not have enough 4-pin molex connectors but you have more devices in your PC then you can use these power splitter cables to power two devices with the help of a single cable. This cable consists of one input female 4-pin molex connector and two output male 4-pin molex connectors.
4-Pin Molex to SATA Power Cable / Adapter – If your SMPS do not have SATA power connectors or you are short on SATA power connectors then you can use this cable, which uses 4-pin molex connector at one end and a SATA power connector at the other to power your SATA hard disk or DVD writer / drive.
SATA to 4-Pin Molex Power Cable / Adapter – It is the reverse of the above mentioned cable and it converts a SATA power port to a 4-pin molex power connector which can be used to power any other device which uses a 4-pin molex power connector.
4-Pin Molex to 6-Pin PCI-E Connector Cable – This type of cable is used for graphics card. It uses two 4-pin molex connectors and converts them to one 6-Pin PCI-E (PCI-Express) Connector which is used to power older mid-range to high end graphics cards.
4-Pin Molex to 8-Pin PCI-E Connector Cable – This type of cable is used for newer graphics cards. It uses two 4-pin molex connectors and converts them to one 8-Pin PCI-E Connector which is used to power latest mid-range to high end graphics cards.
4-Pin Molex to 3-Pin CPU Fan / Chasis Connector – This type of cable converts a 4-pin molex connector to 3-pin connector which is used to power CPU fan or Chasis fan inside your PC cabinet.
4-Pin Molex to Floppy Power Connector – It is used for converting a 4-pin molex connector to 4-pin floppy drive power connector.
Port Converter Cables and Adapters
Here are all the available port converter cables and adapters for your PC.
USB to PS/2 Cable – This type of cable or adapter is used to convert a USB port to PS/2 ports which are used for PS/2 Mouse and Keyboards. Here shown below is a USB to PS/2 cable where Green color PS/2 port is for Mouse and Purple color PS/2 port is for Keyboard.
PS/2 to USB Adapter – This type of adapter converts your PS/2 port to USB port for use of mouse only and you cannot connect any other USB devices to this USB port .
USB to Serial Cable – This cable converts a USB port to a Serial port that is used for devices like older mouse, modems, printers and other older devices.
USB to Parallel Cable – This type of cable converts a USB port to a Parallel port which is generally used by older printers and some modern dot matrix printers.
VGA to DVI Adapter – It is a video adapter that converts a VGA port to a DVI adapter.
DVI to VGA Adapter – It is a video adapter that converts a DVI port to a VGA port.
DVI to HDMI Adapter – This type of video adapter converts a DVI port to a HDMI port.
HDMI to DVI Adapter – This type of video adapter converts a HDMI port to a DVI port.
HDMI to VGA Converter Cable / Adapter – This type of video adapter converts HDMI port to VGA port.
USB to LAN Adapter – This type of special adapter converts a USB port to a LAN port that can be used for internet. It comes in very handy when your laptop LAN port (RJ-45) gets damaged or is not working properly. So by using this cable you can plug-in your internet LAN cable to the adapter and then you will be able to use your internet normally.
USB to 3.5mm Audio Adapter – This is also a very special kind of adapter that converts a USB port to a 3.5mm audio port. In this adapter the sound card is built in the adapter only and it is plug and play in operation. It comes in very useful if your laptop is not having headphone port or your computer or laptop sound card is not working.
Note: Sometimes these port converters may not work as stated or you do not get the full functionality or performance of the device. This is mostly if you go from a lower port to higher port converter.
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Hi, I have two sata cables , one is simple and other is locking. i connect hard disk with yellow locking sata cable, it works but it does not work with simple data red cable. My question is any difference in sata cables ? Thank u in advance