Sata Cable Question


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    Sata Cable Question


    I am going to buy some Sata Data Cables. The ad I saw said "Straight to 90 degree left". I had not thought about the direction in the past. I held up a cable and I guess it depends which way you are holding it as to if it is left or right. What is the normal cable, left or right?
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    The nomenclature is rather weird, they should have been called "up" and "down."

    If the drive is sitting on a table, right-side-up, and you're looking at the connector end, then:


    Left = Cable goes up

    Right = Cable goes down



    citation: Tom's Hardware and looking at several pictures from a Google search
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    Then how would you describe a cable like this?

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    Lady Fitzgerald said:
    Then how would you describe a cable like this?

    *pic removed*


    A mutant! Burn it!

    Interesting. Do they go both ways? Uh, what I mean is, are there cables available that go in the opposite direction from the one pictured?
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    Lava King said:
    The nomenclature is rather weird, they should have been called "up" and "down."

    If the drive is sitting on a table, right-side-up, and you're looking at the connector end, then:


    Left = Cable goes up

    Right = Cable goes down



    citation: Tom's Hardware and looking at several pictures from a Google search

    Thanks very much for the explanation. I had determined that one would make the cable go up and one down, but could not decide which was which.
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    Lava King said:
    Lady Fitzgerald said:
    Then how would you describe a cable like this?

    *pic removed*


    A mutant! Burn it! ...
    Coward!

    Lava King said:
    ...Interesting. Do they go both ways? Uh, what I mean is, are there cables available that go in the opposite direction from the one pictured?
    Yes, though they are harder to find. I have a similar one to the one pictured that has one end the same as the one pictured and the other end is 180 (straight). The bent end is plugged into a HDD and bends out and over the SATA power connector.

    Usually, when SATA cable connector direction is expressed in degrees, with the cable held flat, 90 is bent down, 180 is straight, and 270 is bent up (those are also hard to find)
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    Lady Fitzgerald said:
    Lava King said:
    Lady Fitzgerald said:
    Then how would you describe a cable like this?

    *pic removed*


    A mutant! Burn it! ...
    Coward!

    Lava King said:
    ...Interesting. Do they go both ways? Uh, what I mean is, are there cables available that go in the opposite direction from the one pictured?
    Yes, though they are harder to find. I have a similar one to the one pictured that has one end the same as the one pictured and the other end is 180 (straight). The bent end is plugged into a HDD and bends out and over the SATA power connector.

    Usually, when SATA cable connector direction is expressed in degrees, with the cable held flat, 90 is bent down, 180 is straight, and 270 is bent up (those are also hard to find)
    I am looking for that exact cable you have on your HDD. Who makes it, and where can I purchase?
    Thank You.
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  8. Posts : 9,615
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    Custom Built said:
    Lady Fitzgerald said:
    Lava King said:



    A mutant! Burn it! ...
    Coward!

    Lava King said:
    ...Interesting. Do they go both ways? Uh, what I mean is, are there cables available that go in the opposite direction from the one pictured?
    Yes, though they are harder to find. I have a similar one to the one pictured that has one end the same as the one pictured and the other end is 180 (straight). The bent end is plugged into a HDD and bends out and over the SATA power connector.

    Usually, when SATA cable connector direction is expressed in degrees, with the cable held flat, 90 is bent down, 180 is straight, and 270 is bent up (those are also hard to find)
    I am looking for that exact cable you have on your HDD. Who makes it, and where can I purchase?
    Thank You.
    Serial ATA Device Cables Look toward the bottom of the page.
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