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Windows 7: I want to buy a new graphic card, can someone help me chose?


21 Feb 2013   #21
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

Check both ends of the cables, make sure they are completely seated. The larger cable is the sata power cable, the smaller one is the data cable. Make sure the data cable is completely seated in the motherboard 1st port and the hard drive. it should look like this. If that does not work, try a different cable.

I want to buy a new graphic card, can someone help me chose?-sata-cable.jpg




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22 Feb 2013   #22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i have 2 cables for hard disk from my new psu the one for very right and the one for very left and ofc the middle one from pc in your photo you dont have the one for the very right why?
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22 Feb 2013   #23
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

If you use a sata hard drive, you need only the 2 cables shown. 1 sata power cable (very left wide one) 1 sata data cable (right, orange one).
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22 Feb 2013   #24
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yes, one Power cable, the wide one, and the narrow data cable. The drive may have some other pins but are not used for a PC.
this says laptop but is the same setup for a full size HDD.
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22 Feb 2013   #25

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by michalodzien View Post
i have 2 cables for hard disk from my new psu the one for very right and the one for very left and ofc the middle one from pc in your photo you dont have the one for the very right why?
Is your hard drive a SATA one or an old IDE type?

SATA drives use the connections as shown by Essenbe: the power and data connections are right next to each other.

The old IDE drives use a 4 pin Molex connector for power, and a 40/80 pin connector for data. The data cable were typical ribbon cable a few cm wide, although there were also round cables.

Some of the earliest SATA hard drives included both SATA and Molex type power connectors, but that was maybe 10 years ago.
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24 Feb 2013   #26

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok here are the photos i tryed with and without the 4 pin cable and i also tryed with and without the big cable.


I can also make more photos if you want. and my hard disk model is wd10eavs
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24 Feb 2013   #27

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I've never seen the 4 pin cable connected to a SATA HDD like you show in the pic. Where does the other end connect to? It looks like a floppy disk drive power connector. I'm thinking your SATA cable (the red one) is bad.
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24 Feb 2013   #28

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Im not sure what you mean but i did some more photos

Cpu cable


Pc cable


Here is my whole pc and i show where i did out the cables


Dvd rom


PC cable


I dont know where to put those two cables



that red cable from hard disk to pc


cpu cable


pc pic
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24 Feb 2013   #29
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

Lool at your drive. Is it a sata or an IDE drive? If IDE it connects with a wide ribbon cable, if it's a sata drive it connectd like the picture I showed in post 21, with a sata power connecter and a sata power cable (the orange one in your picture).

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24 Feb 2013   #30
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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

Best I can tell from the pictures, is if the look the same, the hard drive should be connected just like the DVD is connected.
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