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Windows 7: sata to sata 3 cable

23 May 2015   #11
TVeblen

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An IDE Cable:
sata to sata 3 cable-ide-cables.jpg

A SATA Cable:
sata to sata 3 cable-sata_drive.gif
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sata to sata 3 cable-sata-signal-cable-1.jpg




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23 May 2015   #12
TVeblen

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If you have any SATA ports on the motherboard, use those for SSD.
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23 May 2015   #13
phoenixmark

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The hdd has a 4 wire connector going to the power supply and a flat ribbon cable going to the mb.
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23 May 2015   #14
phoenixmark

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TV, look like A SATA in your picture. Does the sata3 not use the (what looks to me) like the 15 terminal connector?
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23 May 2015   #15
ThrashZone

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Hi,
Does either of these look like yours and which one top or bottom,
sata to sata 3 cable-older-newer-hdds.jpg


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23 May 2015   #16
phoenixmark

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TZ, current hdd, top picture -no. New ssd, bottom picture yes, except don't have the 2 pin connector on the far right.

current ribbon cable in pc fits ssd connector shown in middle, but have no cable end for the large connector on the left.

current hdd has 4 pin connector as shown on right of top picture
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23 May 2015   #17
TVeblen

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No, not 15. The SATA connector has 7 . It is highly recognizable by the L shaped slot it plugs into.
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23 May 2015   #18
phoenixmark

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TV, I don't need to use the 15 pin connector, just the 7 pin to use the ssd?
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23 May 2015   #19
TVeblen

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AH! I bet you do not have a SATA power connector!

So you are saying you have a small cable on the right (the Serial ATA Data Cable in the picture in post #11) but you do not have the one shown on the left (the Serial ATA Power Cable)?
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23 May 2015   #20
Lady Fitzgerald

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Some of the early SATA HDDs used a four pin Molex connector for power instead of the 15 pin five wire one used nowadays. Does your old HDD look like this one?

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