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post #1 of 85
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Bought myself a 160 gig SATA II hdd which has just come but it doesn't include cables and I have no clue which cables I need to buy. Please can someone help me out here?
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post #2 of 85
Hmm ok... don't your mobo have them? What hard drive connection are you currently using?

First off, unless you have a really old PSU there should be a SATA power cable on it, it's flat and black also it's much smaller than a IDE.

The signal cables should be similar to the power cable coming out of the PSU.

They look like this.



The power cable looks like the black end of this, if you don't have it on your PSU then you need to buy an adapter like the one in the image below

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post #3 of 85
Ummm... a SATA II cable? Didn't your mobo come with some? Your power supply should be able to plug into it with a 4 pin for power.
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post #4 of 85
Hard drives don't usually come with cables, all the required cables should be supplied by your motherboard & power supply
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post #5 of 85
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20 Gig IDE in it atm, Let me just open it up and check if I have the cables. I probably do come to think of it now.
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post #6 of 85
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Hmm I have no clue what to do, I need to add the 160 gig first before replacing it so I can clone from the 20.
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post #7 of 85
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I am well and truly stumped. I shouldn't of tried this as its my first time but anyway I can't see a ata cable and power adapter in the computer BUT I do have an asus power adapter and ata cable in a packet but I have no clue what to do next
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post #8 of 85
If you have the cables, just plug in the drive and get cloning.
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post #9 of 85
'Basically' the red cable goes from generally a red port on the motherboard into the HardDrive.

Next is the power, either the correct plug (as pictured above) will be on the wires from the PSU, or you buy the adaptor to go from the rounded 4-pin 'molex' connector.

Once that's done just insert the HDD into the HHD cage inside your case and turn the power on. Boot into your O/S and there it is
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post #10 of 85
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I don't see a molex connector, I see a cd rom cable floppy drive cable and I think the IDE ribbon - lesson learnt I should stick to software and web delovepment instead of trying to fit a harddrive myself
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