Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Loose Sata Cable

16 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86
Loose Sata Cable

The sata cable that I ordered doesn't plug into my hard drive very well. Just little force can unplug it from the drive.

I ordered this cable: - Rosewill 18" Serial ATA II cable with metal latch, Model RC-18"-SA2-90-BK, Black - Cables

It doesn't like this drive: - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Any tips to keeping the cable plugged in?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jan 2010   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Nikolay,

Strange, I suppose good old vinyl electrical tape should be able to hold in place on the drive until you can find a cable that connects better.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

What do you mean that it doesn't like that drive? I use number of cables like that with clips and have have no trouble with them on my WD drives.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Loose Sata Cable

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Connect SATA power cable to SATA Hardrive burn
So i found an old sata hardrive that was stored for about 2 years. While the computer was on, i tried to plugged the Hardrive in the SATA power connector cable, as soon as i plugged it in the power connector there was smoke coming from the connection and my computer immediately shutdown.:sarc: ...
Hardware & Devices
loose video cable
Hello again. I'm not sure if I'm putting this in the right category or not. My monitor cord is coming loose from my tower. The screws that the video cable screws into are missing. Can I buy those separate online or do I need a whole new tower or what, and what are they called? Thank you
Hardware & Devices
Do I need SATA 3 cable
I have recently purchased a SSD which supports sata 3. My motherboard also supports sata 3. But I can't find any sata 3 cable in the shop. So I want to know whether sata2 cable will be fine for my SSD or not. I mean, will i get the full speed of SSD or it will be slowed down due to sata 2 cable?...
Hardware & Devices
Very loose SATA connection on 840 Pro
Doing some rearranging and reseating for sake of troubleshooting my BSOD issue and I ended up moving my SSDs to where the regular drive bays are instead of on the back slides of the case. I hadn't noticed this before since all the sata connectors for these two drives would push up against the case...
Hardware & Devices
Sata Hdd / cable / motherboard sata / problem?
Relatively new hdd disappears after some time. (1Tb WD black sata3 jumpered to sata2) All cables are sata click. The drive is used for storage and is accessed only few times a month. So is any way to test somehow what is the problem hdd, cable or mb sata connector (GA-EP43-DS3L). It's all...
Hardware & Devices

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:47.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App