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    title says it all.....................what are these little cables that came with my board?? they are SATA, but what is that exactly???

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    It's a different way for your HDD to interface with the motherboard.
    Instead of the 40 pin IDE interface you can use the cute little SATA cable if your HDD is compatable.
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    Originally posted by clocker@29 February 2004 - 22:52
    It's a different way for your HDD to interface with the motherboard.
    Instead of the 40 pin IDE interface you can use the cute little SATA cable if your HDD is compatable.
    how do i know if my HDD is compatible? and if it is, is it worth using?

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    Originally posted by McrslV+1 March 2004 - 03:57--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (McrslV @ 1 March 2004 - 03:57)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-clocker@29 February 2004 - 22:52
    It&#39;s a different way for your HDD to interface with the motherboard.
    Instead of the 40 pin IDE interface you can use the cute little SATA cable if your HDD is compatable.
    how do i know if my HDD is compatible? and if it is, is it worth using? [/b][/quote]
    What make/model is the drive?
    The chances of the drive being S-ATA compatible are very slight
    On a given day or given circumstance, you think you have a limit.
    And you then go for this limit and you touch this limit and you think &quot;Ok, this is the limit&quot;.
    As soon as you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further.
    With your mind power, your determination, your instinct and the experience as well, you can fly very high.

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    i got maxtor diamondmax plus 9 drives. is there a different connector on the back or sumpin?

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    Originally posted by McrslV@1 March 2004 - 04:04
    i got maxtor diamondmax plus 9 drives. is there a different connector on the back or sumpin?
    Yeah, there will be a different data connector and possibly a different power supply connector. My SATA drive (Western Digital WD2500JD) has a molex power connector (which is handy).

    Take a look on the back of your drive for a small data connector (about one inch long, about 5 mms tall)
    On a given day or given circumstance, you think you have a limit.
    And you then go for this limit and you touch this limit and you think &quot;Ok, this is the limit&quot;.
    As soon as you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further.
    With your mind power, your determination, your instinct and the experience as well, you can fly very high.

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    Here is the SATA data connector. Here&#39;s a review for your drive. It&#39;s available in both SATA and PATA
    On a given day or given circumstance, you think you have a limit.
    And you then go for this limit and you touch this limit and you think &quot;Ok, this is the limit&quot;.
    As soon as you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further.
    With your mind power, your determination, your instinct and the experience as well, you can fly very high.

    - Ayrton Senna, R.I.P.

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    Originally posted by 4th gen@29 February 2004 - 23:14
    Here is the SATA data connector. Here&#39;s a review for your drive. It&#39;s available in both SATA and PATA
    well, i dont have that version of the drive thanks for the info, you were a great help.

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    Originally posted by McrslV+1 March 2004 - 04:20--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (McrslV @ 1 March 2004 - 04:20)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-4th gen@29 February 2004 - 23:14
    Here is the SATA data connector. Here&#39;s a review for your drive. It&#39;s available in both SATA and PATA
    well, i dont have that version of the drive thanks for the info, you were a great help. [/b][/quote]
    Glad to help
    On a given day or given circumstance, you think you have a limit.
    And you then go for this limit and you touch this limit and you think &quot;Ok, this is the limit&quot;.
    As soon as you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further.
    With your mind power, your determination, your instinct and the experience as well, you can fly very high.

    - Ayrton Senna, R.I.P.

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