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Q: cable hard sata cq58

Hello my laptop needs to be an internal cable Hard to look for this model What is the number that exists on cable model Hp Compaq presario cq58 d56se

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I want to transfer data from my hard drive in my laptop (Lenovo Y480) to a hard drive in my desktop. the cables for the sata adapter do not fit the hard drive from the laptop. Is there a different form for a 2.5 hard drive and a 3.5 hard drive?

A:sata to usb adapter cable dosen't fit sata hard drive in laptop?

Does the drive have an adapter need to remove to expose the SATA conenctors? I don;t see anything about the Y480 not having a standard SATA drive and laptop and desktop SATA connectors are the same.

Maybe post pictures of both the drive and your SATA cables.

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I currently have an SSD with the OS on it.

I have a 500GB hard drive about to fail that has all my games and programs.

I have a new 2TB HD and a SATA cable.

My question is what is the best way for me to move all my programs and games over to this new hard drive?



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Just bought a HDD on amazon and I was wondering if it comes with an SATA cable. It didnt say it did, nor did it say it didnt include one. If not, where could I buy one? Walmart? Best buy?

A:Do hard drives come with an SATA cable?

It depends. Often they are oem drives - no screws or leads included.

You might need screws, sata data cable and molex - sata power cable. They are usually very cheap on Amazon, Scan, Aria, etc.

I expect they have them in Best Buy.

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I just made a mistake and put a locking type SATA cable in my computer and now cannot get it out. The idea is good but the design leaves a lot to be desired. I am afraid of damaging the motherboard by just pulling this thing out of the socket.

I have another identical cable to look at and experiment on and pressing on the metal device on the sides of the head does not do anything that I can see.

Is there a secret to getting these out of the sockets? Once out, I will not be using these again.


A:How to unlock SATA hard drive cable?

Actually, pushing the metal release does depress the two small latches. Try this. Depress the metal release, and put the connector INTO the board first and wiggle it around gently. Then, gently pressing it away from the metal catch, try to remove it.

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hi guys,

I have just built a computer with the following spec
intel 2.6 E5300 dual core processor,
gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2 motherboard with graphics and audio,
hanns g 19 inch widescreen monitor via dvi,
sony SATA dvd rw,
western digital 500 gb sata hard drive (WD5000AKS)
4gb corsair ddr2 ram

In Bios my sata hard drive is assigned as IDE and if I assign it as RAID or AHCPI it gives an error and I cant boot to XP. No big issue there. The hard drive is connected via a sata cable and so is the DVDRW. What I want to know is if my hard drive is working as a SATA drive. WHat is the way to check this please ? Just wanna make sure that the pc is at optimal.

Also, my SATA DVDRW only has two connections, as far as I can see, sata and power. My motherboard has a CD in, how do I connect a CD in cable to the DVDRW or is this not necessary because it is connected via a sata cable ?

many thanks

A:sata hard drive and cd in cable for dvdrw

anyone ?

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I finally loaded my window xp media center on my brand new Seagate 320gb SATA 3.0g/s transfer rate hard drive 7200.10 series and the next day the computer wont turn on at all dead. My thoughts were first the power supply went bad or bad power cable to power supply but after checking all connections and possible options i found out that it was hard drive related. I thought it was my hard drive at first because only when the power cable was connected was when the computer wouldnt power up at all and it would shut off if i tried to connect it while computer was running. The hard drive also smelled like an electrical fire so i thought i fried the mother board on the hard drive or it froze on me. I sent it back in the Seagate warranty and they gave me a factory repaired unit. I used a temporary hard drive (WD 60gb IDE not SATA)for the time being with windows xp proffesional on it and worked completely fine no problems at all. As soon as i got the new hard drive i found out that the new hard drive didnt fix the problem i had before and in fact it got worse. The computer will run but somewhere where the red cable connector meets the hard drive power connector is where it starts smoking and burning up. So im thinking it could be the power cable itself because i was using the same SATA power cable as before but im not totally sure yet? any suggestions

A:SATA hard drive power cable shorting?

You can have a defective connector. As a test, use a molex>sata power adapter to connect the sata drive to a standard molex connector ie the same one you used for the ide drive.

Next have you given the sata connector a VERY close inspection with a bright light?

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i have 2 old hard drive's with some data in them and im trying to retrive it back to my current computer.
one of the drive's works perfectly, but when i connect the second drive it kills the cable totally.
i cant use the cable anymore.. even for the first drive.
it happend for the second time already so i figured out the hard drive is the problem..
any ideas how to fix the problem? what should i do?

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hello! i recently got blackscreened on my old dell. it would boot up to the log in screen and allow me to pass but would not load from there. from what i read online, this SATA cable would allow me to access my hard drive on another computer to possibly save some files. when i plug it in to the new computer, it recognizes the drive but when I click on it i get "Access is denied." I tried to go to settings-security-allow user permissions to access. When I did that I could see some file names I recognized flash by on the screen but it still wont allow me access. any help is greatly appreciated!!

A:trouble accessing hard drive via SATA cable


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Hi, I'm looking for a reliable power cable for a SATA hard drive, which one(s) would you recommend?

A:reliable SATA hard drive power cable recommendation

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were would I get a splitter canle for sata hard drive

A:Install second hard drive need a sata data cable splitter???

Hi, You can't split SATA data signals.  SATA power yes, but data no.

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I just bought a couple Barracuda drives on eBay and want to install in my desk top LeNovo computer.
There is a couple cables free but only one fits the drive. The other 4-pin ones don't. There must be some sort of adapter for this.
Appreciate some help.

A:Cable(s) for SATA hard drive - Seagate Barracuda, in LeNovo

We would need to know which exact Barracuda drives you bought and your exact motherboard or atleast the model of the Lenovo in order to provide any useful guidance.

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Hello, I have some issues with my c540 all in one touch. A couple weeks ago, I noticed a burning smell coming from inside the pc, and then a little smoke. There was also a clicking sound from the speakers after I turned it on. Of course I turned it off, and unplugged it all. I did some research then on my other pc, and found that this was/is an ongoing issue within this particular pc. Isn't anything being done about this, to ensure people don't end up being killed? Luckily, I caught it in time, and was able to purchase another sata cable on ebay, but I shouldn't have had to do that. What if I wasn't home? The whole house could have burned down, and our pets would have been here!! Again, I bought another sata cable, but I'm really on edge, fearing it will happen again.  I also have another question - where can I find a list of parts that are compatible with this all in one? I want to replace the ethernet card, if possible, as it's not very good, neither is the wifi. I would like to have someone within lenovo comment on the burned cable issue, and please don't say you don't know anything about it, it is apparently a huge and widespread issue.You can see the melted bit. This all happened after only being on for about 1-2 minutes.?This is the burned part on the internal metal casing near the MB. I scraped it, to see how bad it was.?

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Hi there, im wondering if there is anything wrong with running three hard rives off the same power source. Basically coming form my power supply (antec 550 watt) im looking to split a single molex into three SATA power cables for the three hard drives b/c i have the molex to sata power splitter to do so. This way the case can stay a bit neater. But am not sure of the reprcussions of doing so if any.

I can see in the case of a power surge that there might be an issue...but i think there would be an issue either way if there was a power surge. But other than that i think i should all right...i think. But id rather ask first and she what ya all say before i go killing three drives with one stone.
Also, with the SATA II data cables that have the metal latch for keeping from coming dislodged....can those work on drives that are only sata I. Well im sure they would work...but would the latch actually make the data cable from coming off easier if the drive isnt meant for it??
Any suggestions is greatly appreciated.

A:SATA / Molex Power and data cable hard drive question

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop. I recently developed hard drive trouble and have had to order a replacement.

Instead of installing Windows 7 all over again, with all the drivers, etc., I want to clone my existing hard drive to the new one.

I intend to connect one of the hard drives to my system via a USB SATA cable with the other drive connected inside my system.

To test this, I removed my hard drive and connected it using the USB SATA cable that comes with Seagate Hard drives (Amazon.com: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Cable - USB 2.0 STAE100: Electronics)

I tried booting up my laptop using this setup.

The BIOS does detect the OS on the hard drive and attempts to boot from it, but flashes the BSOD when the Windows logo appears on the screen and reboots to a message that says that I should reseat the hard drive.
It then goes to a menu that asks me if I want to run startup repair or boot normally. Selecting "boot normally" repeats the process.

Any help? What can I do to rectify this problem? And more importantly, how can I make sure that my cloning process will go off without any trouble? I intend to use DriveImage XML for the cloning.

A:Unable to boot from Laptop Hard drive connected through USB SATA cable

Windows 7 will not boot and run from a USB drive.
However, that should not interfere with your ability to clone the drive using a USB connection.

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Please, I would like to know what hard drive name (or producing company) is pre-installed in compaq CQ58.

A:Which hard drive is pre-installed in compaq CQ58? (I don't m...

Hi: I have zipped up and attached a free utility that should tell you the manufacturer of the hard drive, below. Run the utility and close out of the summary window. Then on the left side of the screen, click to expand the Drives category. Then click on the SATA ATAPI drives category, and select the hard drive. Then on the right side of the window, will be all the details regarding the hard drive.    

hw64_546.zip ?3317 KB

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Please can someone help me with the below?

Your PC/Device needs to be reapired.
The Boot Config Data for your PC is missing or contains errors.

Error code: 0xc000000f
What does this mean?
I've entered Bios utility screen to change the order of the bios to launch the installation CD, and get as far as being able to 'repair laptop' but then I receive the above message on a blue screen. Just to note, the system menu from startup menu is missing. Also cannot see the hard drive in the Bios.

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So i found an old sata hardrive that was stored for about 2 years.
While the computer was on, i tried to plugged the Hardrive in the SATA power connector cable, as soon as i plugged it in the power connector there was smoke coming from the connection and my computer immediately shutdown.

Can someone explain what happened? I though you could connect devices while the computer was on without any issues?

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Relatively new hdd disappears after some time.
(1Tb WD black sata3 jumpered to sata2)
All cables are sata click.
The drive is used for storage and is accessed only few times a month.
So is any way to test somehow what is the problem
hdd, cable or mb sata connector (GA-EP43-DS3L).
It's all start with annoying red hdd activity light lighting all the time when a drive disappears.
After a reboot all is back to normal for some time.
Tested a drive with hd tune pro and it seems ok.
-up normal
-down 1Tb missing

A:Sata Hdd / cable / motherboard sata / problem?

a few things to try first.

-use a different sata cable
-use a different power cable
-try the drive in a different sata port on the motherboard

my first thought was a motherboard fault, which it may well be but try the above first, if nothing else you can eliminate three things as possible faults in the mean time.

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Hi i have a Del Dimension 3000 with motherboard number E210882 and i need to change the factory  GREY FLAT CABLE TO A SATA CABLE SO I CAN USE A NEWER HDD but i don't kinow what this cable would be called or where i can find it.there are 39 pins in the motherboard and no SATA connectors in the MOBO just IDE connectors.
I'd appreciate your help on this!

A:Switching from an IDE cable to an SATA cable

There is no way to use a cable to install a SATA drive on a mainboard with no SATA support.
You'll need to install a PCI SATA controller (and you'll also need a MOLEX to SATA power adapter for the drive -- it's long past the time that SATA drives had MOLEX power connectors on them.

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I have to replace my original hdd on my 9 year old Dell XPS 8100. The desktop  has an i7 chip so I'd hate to replace it with a new i7 PC because they are expensive.The bad drive is an esata drive. I notice that current crop of hdd's seem to be sata III drives. Will the old Dell PC mother board  on the desktop support the new sata III drivesIf I replace the bad hard drive would I be able to restore the W7 OS and all my data by using a macriumbackup file on the desktops external  backup drive?
Thanks for your help!

A:Can old oem sata hard drive be replaced with a new current generation sata III hdd on an 8 year old xps 8100 with an i7 chip??

Any 3.5" SATA drive will work.
As long as the system is in working order, and you purchase a SATA data cable for the additional drive, you should have no trouble cloning the existing drive to a new one.

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I Can't Install a sata hard disk with a PCI sata controller card.?
My mb is MSI KT4V with AMD athlon 1800.My bios is AMI.
There is no option in my mb for a sata hard disk so i brought the sata pci cotroller card.
In post it shows the raid in my pci slot but cant detect my hard disk. It is a Segate 7200 rpm 160 gb hard disk.My sata pci controller card come with a driver cd but i cant install its driver in dos mode. and i think its for the windows version.
How can i install the single sata drive in my comp.
please help me...

A:Can't Install Sata Hard disk With PCI SATA controller card

Probably some fakeraid BS..
You have to enter the RAID BIOS and configure the drive as a RAID0 array or something similar. If it doesn't detect the drive in the RAID BIOS either, look over all your cables. Make sure you have power to the hard drive and suchlike.

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The time has come for me to wipe the hard drive and re-install Windows 7 following a recent disastrous download that's effectively knocked out my Internet Explorer 11 and rendered Internet browsing difficult. My system has since become unstable and progressively slow and unfortunately, for some reason, I am unable to Restore to any previous installation. As I have loads of files I want to access, I've decided get a new Hard Disk and run the original H/drive (if possible) from a SATA drive Docking Station. So essentially, I would like to know if my Dell DXC061 will run and support a new Seagate 1Tb SATA3 7200rpm Barracuda. My BIOS is Ver. 2.4.0 dated 05/24/07. I have opened the CPU to see that the current drive connectors appear similar to those on the SATA Docking Station and think my old drive will fit it. However, it's now occurred to me that its possible the newSATA 3 drive may not be compatible with my BIOS or Motherboard. Any help or comments please? Incidentally I have most of my most useful files backed up on an external drive, so all, hopefully is not lost.

A:Upgrading Hard Disk from SATA to SATA 3 Drive

You need a SATA3 port to connect a SATA3 HDD to be fully compatible.

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I have 2 IDE HDs installed and added SATA drive lately. SATA runs in IDE mode in CMOS. Problem is, even though SATA drive is recognized by BIOS, Disk Manager, Norton Ghost & System Works, it doesn't show in My Computer, causing problems with saving and opening files. Tried a couple of tricks (changing the drive letter,disconnecting & reconnecting the drive, reformatting etc. ) nothing seems to work. I use this SATA drive for storage and for now I have to drag the files down there manually.
I don't know if it's of any importance, but I have nVidia GeForce graphics card onboard.
Has anyone encountered this kind of a problem ?
Thanks Carl

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I have two separate instances of Win8 running on two separate IDE hard drives (both Win8's restored from same exact backup image).

The one on the hard drive comected to the SATA port (via an adaptor) runs fine, but the one on the IDE connection (motherboard's only one), does not respond properly when a manual shutdown is initiated. Instead of shutting down the PC, it goes into sleep mode. This does not happen if an application (my backup software, for instance) is set to perform a shutdown after completing it's job. Only affecting manual shutdowns, but all of them.

So I am wondering if Win8 is lacking an IDE driver of some kind, and if there is a way to deternine this.

Seems strange to me that while both hard drives are IDE "underneath the hood", that the one connected throgh an adaptor is more easily being recognized by Win8, and curious if there is an easy fix.

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I bought a sata3 ssd instead of a sata ssd- didn't read the package correctly. I've already cloned the sata3 drive. Is there a cable/adapter available that I can adapt the sata wiring to the sata3 drive? It's going into a Dell 545 desktop. Thanks.


A:sata to sata 3 cable

If I am mistaken someone can correct me.

Sata 3 has a faster transmission engine. But the wiring on the connectors stay the same. The difference in the cables is sata three is has a much lower resistance which permits the faster signal transfer.
Pinout: Serial ATA (SATA) pinout diagram @ pinoutsguide.com

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Hey, I got a new case today and it has an eSATA port on the front, the cable it is connected to is...

NEW 20 inch - Serial ATA SATA I II Red 7-Pin 7PIN Data Cable ? Copartner ? AWM 21149 ? 26AWG ? E119932 ? 80?C ? 30V ? VW-1 [YOULIKE-YOUBUY a division of LifeBeforeLandfill.com & GuitarSushi.com]

I was wondering if this cable was a SATA 2 or 3 'cause I like to put things in the right ports on my motherboard (3GB SATA or 6GB SATA slot), I know a 6GB will work in a 3GB and vice versa but I like to get it right

A:Is this a SATA 2 or SATA 3 cable?

Sata II

Makes no difference though.

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I have recently purchased a SSD which supports sata 3. My motherboard also supports sata 3. But I can't find any sata 3 cable in the shop. So I want to know whether sata2 cable will be fine for my SSD or not. I mean, will i get the full speed of SSD or it will be slowed down due to sata 2 cable? Thanks

A:Do I need SATA 3 cable

Quote: Originally Posted by skanungo

I have recently purchased a SSD which supports sata 3. My motherboard also supports sata 3. But I can't find any sata 3 cable in the shop. So I want to know whether sata2 cable will be fine for my SSD or not. I mean, will i get the full speed of SSD or it will be slowed down due to sata 2 cable? Thanks

Hi skanungo,

YES, SATA 2 & SATA 3 differ in data transfer speeds, SATA 3 is at 6GB/s whereas SATA 2 is at 3GB/s but this is only dependant of your hardware, NOT the cable. Therefore it should be completely fine to use a SATA 2 cable between 2x SATA 3 Devices. SATA 2 cables can handle 6GB/s speeds.

If it is bothering you that much take a look on Amazon: Amazon.in: SATA 3 cable

Let me know how it goes,


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I have purchased the above cable from ebay and the instructions have been followed as they directed to plug and hence play ? i carried this out to no avail and then procede to add hard etc but to no avail , i have no visual in my computer but a ide drive does show up in device manager but still will not update driver etc to make usable , i have unistalled etc ! still no good , i have tried it with the sata connection and then nothing not even in device manager ?, i looked in the bios settings nothing for any of the drives when connected ? any ideas guys !! would be very grateful

gringo !!

A:usb 2.0 to sata/ide cable

Do you have the link to the one you bought on eBay? I have received bad adapters when I was going cheap.

Also, does this one include a separate power cord for it? If this is a desktop drive, you absolutely need to power it with the included power brick. You can sometimes get away with not using it on a laptop drive, if you are using a powered USB port.

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I bought one of these today off eBay but then noticed the description says not comparable with vista and windows 7. But surely windows 7 should just find it on its own? Please let me know ASAP as I'm worrying I bought wrong one.
Thanks kent.

A:Sata/IDE to USB cable

I never heard of cables being differentiated by operating system.

Does it work for your intended purpose? I'm guessing you are using it to transfer data between drives?

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Ok .. so you can use a SATA hard drive hooked up with a IDE cable. Is there some sort of convertor or do you still use a IDE connector on the other end and plug it into your primary or secondary IDE connectors?

The reson I'm asking is I have a IDE swap drive enclosure and am wondering if I can use it with a SATA hard drive and have it be hot swapable?


A:SATA With IDE Cable

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I have a hp pavilion DV7 (4180eb).
It has a SATA 3 slot for 1 HDD but it's no regular sata cable and power cable: it's integrated in one cable.

Has each laptop a specific sata cable?

A:sata cable

Most laptops don't use a SATA cable at all. They just have a SATA connector that the drive snaps into. They're usually an all in one connector, not separate power/data cables.

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One of our laptops has a corruption issue. I will have to order the recovery CD, but in the meantime I really need some of the files off of it. I have a USB 2.0 to SATA/IDE Cable that I have used in the past to retrieve files from bad hard drives. I am encountering a problem this time that I did not have before. Every file I try says I do not have permission. I know the difference is the previous ones were not password protected and this one is. I do have the password as it is my computer. I have tried different file sharing and permissions options with no luck. I cannot locate a place to enter the password so it knows I have permission. When I have used this in the past I was able to get a screen that was just like looking at the desktop of the other computer and that is not showing either. I really need help figuring out how to let the computer/files know that it is ME. I don't want to mess it up so that once I restore the corrupt file I can't access anything either. Thanks

A:Using USB to Sata Ide Cable

Not sure what windows version you have
have a read here applies to XP and also Vista


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Iím installing a Western Digital SATA hard drive and the instructions say the cable has a large end and a small end. On the SATA cables I have both ends are the same size. Do I need a special cable for Western Digital drives?

A:SATA Cable Help

hmm I don't know, I thought both ends were the same on a SATA cable.
Are both ends completely identical? If so do they both fit into the hard drive and the mother board? I don't think it should matter which end goes where.

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I'm trying to take all my files off my laptop HD and put them on my desktop seeing as I crushed my laptop.
I am using a USB 2.0 to IDE and SATA connector.
When I plug in the connector the comp recognizes my USB but it doesn't show up in my comp as specific hardware.
I use windows xp pro. If anyone can help me access these files itd be greatly appreciated

Thank you

A:USB 2.0 to IDE & Sata cable help

I am not sure what happened to your laptop, but if you ran over it with a car or truck it may have damaged the hard drive too. Any physical damage?

Can you hear it spin? If you cannott hear it spin, does it feel like it is spinning? If you hold a spinning hard drive in your hand and move it, do you feel 'resistance' to movement as you would with a spinning gyro? (Most people are unable to detect this though).

Also go into the laptop BIOS setup to see if the drive is seen there.

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Anyone know where I can get a second HDD Sata Cable from? Have tried searching online!!  None available. 

A:2nd HDD Sata Cable

Normally I would say look at www.newmodeus.com but I just found their website down.  This is the right cable on eBay delivered from China.  http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Envy-15-J-17-J-Hard-Drive-Disk-HDD-SATA-Connector-Cable-6017B0421501-Long... You still need the rubber rails to add a second hard drive. 

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I want to install a new SSD-drive in the second bay.As shown in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kZ4irwlyEY I need a connection cable.Which one do I need and where can I get it? 

A:Sata cable

Gerard,Manual: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01918142Specs: http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-dv7-Entertainment-Notebook-PC-series/3837623/model/3...Your laptop came with two 2.5 inch 9.5mm SATA drives: 500GB (250GB, ◊ 2) from factory in the 2 HDD bays.Page 59-60.So you could just� take out HDD (spinning drive) from primary bay and put in 2.5 inch SATA SSD, making it boot drive - giving huge overall performance boost. This is the best option. Putting SSD in secondary bay as storage alone is not a good idea.If you're still wanting HDD bracket kit, here it is:Hard Drive Hardware Kit : 480457-001�RegardsVisruth

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I'm stuck in bios screen and my computer can't detect my internal hard drive. (Can I just buy a sata cable to fix my problem?)

A:Sata Cable?

If that is in fact the problem, then yes. In order to find the cause of your problem, you need to test in a systematic manner.
First reseat both data and pw connectors on the drive. If that does not work, try another cable. If that does not work, test your hard drive in a working system or bench system.

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hi. I want to change my laptop hard disk from SATAII to SATAIII and i don't know that mainboard support SATAIII? my laptop is pavilion dv6-6190se. thanks for your help.

A:changing hard disk ( sata II to sata III)

Hi,SATA-3 is reverse compatible with SATA-2 and 1 ports.Motherboard may have SATA-2 support and you put SATA-3 hard drive but it would operate within SATA-2 speed only.Run this tool to know motherboard supported SATA speed: http://www.piriform.com/speccyRegardsVisruth

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Hey guys. I had built a computer with a MB having numerous SATA ports, and only one IDE. I am using a SATA as the C system drive. I have a CD writer setup as Master on the IDE cable. I want to add an IDE HDD for data storage on the cable with the CD writer. Should the CD writer continue to be used as the master (on the end cable connection), or does it matter? By the way, now and then I will be swapping out the data IDE drives. And I do write CD/DVDs fairly often on this computer.


A:Where to put HDD and CDwriter on IDE cable when SATA is C

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I'm just finishing up a new build and as I started to plug in my SATA devices (two HDDs and a disk drive), I noticed that the SATA power cable was a bit off.

It only goes on about half way onto the plug and then seems to get stuck. The SATA data cable seems to go on fine and cover up all the pins, but the power cable only covers up about half the pins. See photo for situation.

Any ideas? I'm totally stumped.

Pic: http://i.imgur.com/xhjor.jpg

A:Bad SATA power cable?

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Ok, so i'm upgrading my drive to a 500gb, my motherboard is fully sata compatible, but the plan i have is to take a 60gb hard drive and use it as the primary drive then use the 500gb as a secondary, but have all the files on it so they doing get lost in some kind of corruption of the primary, but the 60gb doesn't have a sata port, my motherboard also supports that its just can i have the primary drive not on a sata cable and then the secondary on the sata cable? or will that cause conflict

A:sata cable compatability

You can use the IDE drive as primary master and have the SATA as a secondary.
You just want to make sure the IDE drive is set to first boot device in the BIOS
setup,so the computer boots the operating system from it.
Shouldn't be any conflicts.

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Does anyone know where I can find a sata cable where the plug is the thin all the way through? I think the one that I am using now will become unplugged every so often and my computer is getting a BSOD. I do notice that when this happens, the cable is loose and not snapped in like the 3.5" drive I have. I tried to file down the fat part on the cable, but that didn't help much. It is plugged into my SSD that is mounted on a 2.5" to 3.5" bracket.

A link to a cable or ideas to how you got around it would be greatly appreciated.


A:Thin Sata Cable

You could try something like this with a locking mechanism.

Newegg.com - BYTECC 18" Serial ATA-150/300 Cable L Shape plug w/Locking Latch Model SATA-118D

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hi everyone im new to the forum, ive got an elitedesk 800 g2 mini and the sata plastic connector is there which is at the minute plugged into the hard drive but the little ribbon cable is not there that plugs in to sata 0 on the motherboard. ive tried googling and looking on all forums and i cant find anything with a pic on  the nearest looking things ive got are the hp envy 15 sata cables they look the same to me does anyone have one of these elitedesk 800 g2 and can send me a pic of the 2,5 inch sata cable/connector please? thanks i even bought an m2 hard drive to use that instead but i cant get it to see it in bios! thanks mac 

A:elitedesk 800 g2 sata cable

There is an image of the connector in the following manual. See pages 23-25http://h20566.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=8741496&docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-c04...  See page 28 for M.2 SSD specs and images.  If your PC has the M.2 connector, why waste money on purchasing the SATA connector?   Definitely go for the M.2 NVMe SSD.  My current product loan Spectre 13 has one. They are incredibly fast. Did you purchase the correct interface and memory type of M.2 SSD?  That is a very important consideration. For your current M.2 SSD. Try entering the BIOS and clicking on the UEFI Drivers section and then the 3rd party Option Rom Management.  That should allow you to see the SSD and set the boot order, if it is the correct type.       

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The sata cable that I ordered doesn't plug into my hard drive very well. Just little force can unplug it from the drive.

I ordered this cable:

Newegg.com - Rosewill 18" Serial ATA II cable with metal latch, Model RC-18"-SA2-90-BK, Black - Cables

It doesn't like this drive:

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Any tips to keeping the cable plugged in?

A:Loose Sata Cable

Hello Nikolay,

Strange, I suppose good old vinyl electrical tape should be able to hold in place on the drive until you can find a cable that connects better.

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What are some symptoms of a faulty HDD to motherboard cable? I'm pretty sure it's called a SATA cable, but I have limited experience with them. I have an HGST disk drive, 1 TB, and I posted about my issue a few months ago.

Basically, data on the drive seems to be slow. When I watch a movie or play music, it pauses intermittently and needs to catch up. I've come to the conclusion that it's not an issue with the drive itself. Unless I received two faulty drives in a row, which is very unlikely, I'm thinking it has something to do with the SATA cable. My laptop, the MSI GT80S Titan, doesn't have a standard connector between the HDD and motherboard, so it needs the SATA cable.

My question is if the cable can cause data issues like this. I've contacted MSI about purchasing a replacement cable and hopefully I'll be able to. I've checked on Amazon and I can't seem to find one that'll match the socket on the motherboard.

If it's not the cable, then I have no clue why it's doing this. I'll post specs just because.

CPU: Intel i7-6920HQ @ 2.90 GHz
GPU: x2 Nvidia GTX 980 in SLI
RAM: 4x Kingston 8GB (total of 32GB)
Storage: HGST HTS721010A9E630 (1TB) and SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1122 (512 GB)

A:Symptoms of bad HDD SATA cable?

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