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Hey guys.

I find myself in need of a SATA II cable for my shiny new Caviar Green (WD10EARS), but have a problem. My GPU covers up one of the available slots, which means I either need a cable with 90-degree connects on both ends, or I need to replace my current HDD cable with one that has one or more additional connectors.

Anyone know where I might find something like this?
    
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Hey guys.
I find myself in need of a SATA II cable for my shiny new Caviar Green (WD10EARS), but have a problem. My GPU covers up one of the available slots, which means I either need a cable with 90-degree connects on both ends, or I need to replace my current HDD cable with one that has one or more additional connectors.
Anyone know where I might find something like this?

here you are! hope I helped smile.gif
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A fella just pointed this one out to me on Tom's, but it says SATA 3 vs driftkidd's which does not. Is this something I need to worry about? My HDD only goes up to 3gb/s, and while these cables say 6, 3, and 1.5gb/s, I'd hate to get one rated for SATA 3 and find out it doesn't work at all with a SATA 2 drive.

Do SATA II cables that link multiple HDDs exist?
Edited by BBEG - 2/1/12 at 6:17pm
    
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dang dood..i'd send ya one..i got plenty
90 @ both ends..i think i have that
 
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A fella just pointed this one out to me on Tom's, but it says SATA 3 vs driftkidd's which does not. Is this something I need to worry about? My HDD only goes up to 3gb/s, and while these cables say 6, 3, and 1.5gb/s, I'd hate to get one rated for SATA 3 and find out it doesn't work at all with a SATA 2 drive.

Do SATA II cables that link multiple HDDs exist?

ALL SATA CABLES ARE THE SAME, THE RATING IS MARKETING. thumb.gif
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Sean's right, all cables are the same as far as speed and the interface it can use. However, you can have a good quality cable and a bad quality cable, just like you can have super duper 3.5mm cables and you can have crappy ones. Most of it is marketing, you don't need "GOLD PLATED SATA III 6 Gb/s XTREME", but you probably don't want a super cheap cable either.

Also, I don't believe there is such a thing that will connect multiple drives to one port. You can, however, get a PCI/PCIe RAID controller if you need more ports or added RAID functionality. However, they tend to be expensive so unless you know you want that functionality I'd skip it.
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dang dood..i'd send ya one..i got plenty
90 @ both ends..i think i have that

Well that'd be awesome. Knowing beggars can't be choosers, how long is it out of curiosity?

Thanks for the education guys. That definitely clears things up a bit.
    
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