What's an ODD PWR Socket?

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What's an ODD PWR Socket?

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It's on the motherboard of a PC I bought. Both sockets are the same. Left one is labeled HDD_PWR and is the power supply to the HDD. Right one is empty and labeled ODD_PWR, but what does ODD mean? And can I use it to power a SSD?
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My guess: Optical Disk Drive

Potentially you could power a SSD but you would need a cable to covert it. SSDs are going to want sata power, not old school molex.
 
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dunno if its wise but put a multimeter on it

Obviously, I could use a multimeter to ascertain what voltages are available at the socket, but it's not going to tell me the current carrying capacity through the motherboard to the socket.

If I knew it was definately for a Optical Disk Drive, then the current carrying capacity should be adequate for a SSD.
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