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Help adjusting sata cable

post #1 of 22
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I've seen a couple people mod their sata cables to make them look like this. What is it called, and how is it done? Is there a guide somewhere?
post #2 of 22
multi lane SATA.

im having a hard time finding a guide, will post one when i find it. there are a lot of them to purchase though
post #3 of 22
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Thanks for the help. 20 bucks is a little steep for that cable though, I'd much rather do it myself for free.
post #4 of 22
i aggree. i would expect you just solder the wires together. like a parallel setup. if you do make it, take pictures through the process and then assemble a guide for it and post it here on OCN!
post #5 of 22
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Will do. I'm not sure if I'll do it though, my soldering skills are pretty bad.
post #6 of 22
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Will do. I'm not sure if I'll do it though, my soldering skills are pretty bad.
right lol. well im a bit intrigued by the challenge. i have 2 soldering irons at my hosue, one with a pencil tip another with a flat tip. seems like a fun project.
post #7 of 22
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If you do end up doing it, pm me the results. Maybe it'll convince me to do it lol.
post #8 of 22
im just curious where i would get the connectors for it. plus the fact that i only have like 2 drives i could test it with, and only my laptop. i think the biggest problem would be the fact that there might be interference in the data channels if using several drives through the same cable. i could see powering through one, and i know ide used to do that, but i havent used a sata like that before.

to buy:
- 6" sata cable
- sata end leads
post #9 of 22
Who needs soldering? I believe you are looking for these. Just snap them onto the existing cable and you are good to go. They even come in different colors. Just be sure to kind of wiggle them after having the connector cut into the cable jacket to give yourself a good connection.

Don't forget you also need pass through caps or end caps to go with them, depending on where they will be on the cable.
Edited by PhillyOverclocker - 1/22/11 at 2:35pm
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post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by PhillyOverclocker View Post
Who needs soldering? I believe you are looking for these. Just snap them onto the existing cable and you are good to go. They even come in different colors. Just be sure to kind of wiggle them after having the connector cut into the cable jacket to give yourself a good connection.

Don't forget you also need pass through caps or end caps to go with them, depending on where they will be on the cable.
That looks much easier to use. For all the middle ones, I get the pass-thru, and for the end one, I get the end cap, right?
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