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Windows 7: External Sata Cables

27 Nov 2012   #1
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
External Sata Cables

I have been searching for external sata cables with latches. The only ones I can find with latches are internal (Type L). The external should be type "I" both ends. Does any one have a link for external latched cables?


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27 Nov 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Bob,

I found this one at Amazon. It's a 6' type I eSATA latch cable.

Amazon.com: Premium External Round Serial ATA II (E-SATA II) 300Mb/s Cable w/ Metal Latch Black 6ft: Computers & Accessories

Hope it helps.
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27 Nov 2012   #3
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
I Missed That

Somehow I missed that. I had searched Amazon. Any way I ordered a couple. They were Sata II (300 kbps). That will fit what I am using now. I'll keep looking for Sata III. I am having a problem keeping my dock connected and it is the cable working out of the port.

Thanks a lot for the link.
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27 Nov 2012   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Do they have to have the metal latch?

Most eSATA cables have snap lock connections. That'll make find one for eSATA III easier.
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27 Nov 2012   #5
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Snap Lock

Not sure what snap lock is. I know the ones I have tend to work loose in the ports on my rig.
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27 Nov 2012   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Well, I'm not sure of it's official name, but I just call them snap lock connections since the plastic notches on the sides snap when they lock in place when connected. It's not a true lock, but it works for most.
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