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Windows 7: SATA Data Cable Question

31 Jul 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
SATA Data Cable Question

I just got some new SATA data cables. They have the lock on them which my old ones didn't.
I put them on and I could still grab the sides of the cable and pull them off the drive. Should they lock and not come off unless I loosen the lock? Thanks,
Coboc Model SC-SATA3-10-LL-BL-90 -

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31 Jul 2014   #2

windows 7 home 64bit

Hi there .. They are just Locking latches which means you can open them to use straight ..
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31 Jul 2014   #3

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1

I believe that the connector on your drive must also have the tab that the latches latch on to. If it is an older drive (SATA 2) it may not have that tab. I think the latches are a SATA 3 spec.
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31 Jul 2014   #4
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Not all HDDs have the little tab for the latches to latch onto. WDs are noted for that, even the newest ones. I've never had a problem with SATA data cables coming off without latches.
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31 Jul 2014   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1

Thanks, I don't have a problem with them coming off. I was just curious if they were supposed to lock and were not. I guess the drive does not have the latch. Thanks for the info.
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