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SATA drive cables..............

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Dave S, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. Dave S

    Dave S

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    Does the data cable just slide into the motherboard slot or does it also have a snap-lock feature.

    Thanx.

    BTW, I tried to remove the motherboard side of the cable but it felt like it was being held by a locking feature. I was flexing the board and decided that enough was enough. Was it? :freak:
     
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    Cable ends are identical. They snap in (and out) fairly easily. I don't remember any clips.
     

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    should pull straight out.[​IMG]

    if it's right-angle terminated like the end pictured on the left ^ don't pull on the cable, but pull on the black, plastic end of the cable.
     
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  5. Dave S

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    You guys are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    !@#$%^%^ HP has a snap lock feature!@#$%^&*
     
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    Might I recommend you AVOID all HP products, besides printers?
     
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    Brass Nazi NO BRASS FOR U!

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    One vendor (Western Digital?) has drives that will accept a proprietary cable that locks in securely.
     
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    duly noted. i haven't yet encountered them, but predict i soon will. :)
     
  10. Dave S

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    I pulled the the plastic female connector off the motherboard while trying to just remove the cable from the slot. No warning in the Upgrade/Repair manual concerning hardware upgrade or replacements and their cables.

    The plastic piece slid back into place smoothly. Hope it wants to stay in-place.

    I'll take pics later. Will be slaving the drive to another computor to transfer data to: WDXC2500JBRNN
    [​IMG]

    and then reformat.

    I knew I should have bought external drives for back-up on each computor. Three daughters and a wife... pictures, music, PowerPoint school projects... yepper, should have bought ext. HDs, earlier.

    Dave S

    The womenz love the light show it puts out. Oh, yeah, $0.60/GB