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What Cables do I need to hook up a hard drive?

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October 19, 2013 1:09:25 PM

Im building my first computer and don't know what cable I need to hook up my SATA hard drives. I looked at SATA cables and they don't seem to match my hard drives.

My hard drives are

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October 19, 2013 1:12:44 PM

You need a Sata data cable and also a sata power cable (which is on your PSU). Most likely your case came with a couple and the power cables are part of your PSU
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October 19, 2013 1:32:28 PM

Can you recommend any power cables, I can only find molex to sata. (which I don't need)
October 19, 2013 1:51:20 PM

Normally your PSU (Power Supply) will have the power connector for the HDD and SDD.

If you need more:
Molex to Power SATA x2: Y-Cable
Power SATA to Power SATA x2: Y-Cable

SATA Cable:
Make sure they say at least 6gbps
For asthetics look for a color to match your build. This is just user preference
Always get more length than needed, you don't want to fall short. You can always store the excess in cable management space in your case