are you talking about SATA power cables or SATA data cables?
the power should come from your PSU not from the motherboard
I'm positive that it's a power cable. There are two ports, one's wider than the other. I have the wider port covered, which I believe is the data port, correct? I don't have anything to plug into the smaller port. (Samsung 840 Pro for the SSD, btw, if it's necessary.)r