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eSATA and SATA III

I currently have a SATA to eSATA adapter on a system with SATA II, but I'm going to be upgrading to a system with SATA III ports on the motherboard. What I'm wondering is, if I connect the same ...
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Is there a SATA cable which can connect to multiple disks?

I have a motherboard with just few SATA slots but have to put quite few hard disks in the box, so naturally I easily ran out of free slots. I wonder if there are forked cables (I have no idea what ...
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Computer cables explained [closed]

I've noticed lately that places to learn about both power supply cables and also peripherals and fans aren't that easy to find. There's very little information available that gives detailed ...
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PSU Connectors won't fit

I just bought a new PSU to replace one that blew up a few weeks ago. Everything went fine except that none of the 4 detachable SATA and Peripheral cables that came with the supply will connect to it. ...
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What exactly is this lug for on a SATA cable?

On this SATA cable, for what is the lug on the one plug? I think the "lock" (that the physical connection is more stable) is managed by the silver metal. But the lug? I haven't any idea for what this ...
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How can I get or make a USB to SATA-power cable?

I have a 2.5 inch SATA SSD that I want to power from an internal USB port. The SSD requires 5 volts, so I see this as being possible. I already have the data connection for the SSD, I just need to ...
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Connected my sata II SSD using an esata cable, is that correct?

I connected my osz vertex 2 using a cable that says eSata on it. Is this cable correct in terms of giving me the correct amount of throughput? Is should be able to support 3 GB/s I believe.
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Does a longer SATA-II cable have an effect on the system's performance?

I have a full tower case. I put my DVD-RW on top of the case. Therefore a regular cable won't reach it and I bought a longer cable (100 cm). In the future, I will buy longer cables for my two hard ...
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SATA Cable speeds - can I use a cable rated for 6Gb/ss on a 3Gb/s interface?

I've just bought a Crucial 128GB C300 SSD drive for my Dell Precision 5400. The PC has 3Gb/s SATA interfaces on the motherboard and the drive has a 6Gb/s SATA interface. Is it safe enough to use a ...
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SATA Hard drive not detected after disconnecting it and connecting it again

HDD 1: Not working HDD 2: Working I accidentally disconnected the SATA to motherboard cable, with the power suply cable still attached (from HDD 1). It crashed my Ubuntu, and when I connected the ...
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Stripping Serial ATA cable from its shielding

I'd like to add a second hard disk into my Acer notebook, but the only SATA cables I could get my hands on are too long (40 cm ~= 15"). I only need a cable of about 6 cm (2.5") long - the main problem ...
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Suspect a bad SATA cable to hard drive, how do I replace it?

Is replacing the SATA cable to the hard drive and motherboard just a matter of powering off the computer, unplugging the old one and switching for the new one? In other words, will there be any ...
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sata cable with a clip

What's the difference between a sata cable that does have a clip and one that does not have that clip? The cable with a clip:
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What type of SATA cable should I buy?

I've bought a new optical drive. It's a Samsung SH-S223C with SATA connection (see the below image). Since it is OEM with no box, no cable came with it, so I need two cables now. Since I have an extra ...
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Does a SATA cable with three connectors exist?

I have the next mainboard. Intel Desktop Board DX38BT - Mainboard – ATX - iX38 – LGA775 Socket – UDMA 100, Serial ATA 300 (RAID), eSATA I have two data outputs which connect to my hard disks. I ...
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Dealing with obstructed SATA ports on motherboard

I have an older motherboard that I can't afford to replace just yet; it's the Biostar TForce 6100 AM2. I recently purchased an expensive video card which is dual-width and quite large. This video ...