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Does this hard drive come with cables to plug into my motherboard and psu?

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November 9, 2013 7:01:59 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Does this hard drive come with cables to plug into my motherboard and psu? Was just wondering because I don't see any cables in the picture thanks.

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a b G Storage
November 9, 2013 7:08:20 PM

No. Bare drives are just that....bare. No cables, no manual, no nothing but an anti-static bag.
SATA cables aren't that much just pick one up. Be sure to get the locking kind to make sure they stay secure.
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November 9, 2013 7:12:22 PM

sturm said:
No. Bare drives are just that....bare. No cables, no manual, no nothing but an anti-static bag.
SATA cables aren't that much just pick one up. Be sure to get the locking kind to make sure they stay secure.


Thanks this is my motherboard.

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/X79A-GD45--8D-.html

this is my PSU.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-139-...

Can you recommend which cables I buy? I have no idea how to install a hard drive. Thanks
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a b G Storage
November 9, 2013 7:27:25 PM

If you are just replacing the old drive you won't have to buy a cable.
Unplug the computer and then press the power button. This will make sure there is no power left in the capacitors.
Open the case and find your hard drive. Unplug the two cables: SATA and Power. You can then remove the hard drive. Take a look at the connections and you will notice they look like an "L" When plugging the power and SATA cable back in, make sure to line them up correctly.
Put the new drive in, plug it up and close the case. Plug in the power and turn it on.
I usually go straight into the BIOS to make sure it shows up and then install windows, if you need to.
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November 9, 2013 7:36:30 PM

sturm said:
If you are just replacing the old drive you won't have to buy a cable.
Unplug the computer and then press the power button. This will make sure there is no power left in the capacitors.
Open the case and find your hard drive. Unplug the two cables: SATA and Power. You can then remove the hard drive. Take a look at the connections and you will notice they look like an "L" When plugging the power and SATA cable back in, make sure to line them up correctly.
Put the new drive in, plug it up and close the case. Plug in the power and turn it on.
I usually go straight into the BIOS to make sure it shows up and then install windows, if you need to.


I am buying a new drive because I ran out of memory. I still use my old drive. Are all the cables the same when you install a new drive?
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a b G Storage
November 9, 2013 9:30:58 PM

I think you mean you ran out of storage space, not memory. Memory is different from hard drive storage.
Are you adding in a 2nd drive or replacing the one you have? If you are adding in a 2nd drive you will need to get a new SATA cable and possibly a SATA power cable/adapter if your computer doesn't have any spares.
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November 9, 2013 9:39:09 PM

sturm said:
I think you mean you ran out of storage space, not memory. Memory is different from hard drive storage.
Are you adding in a 2nd drive or replacing the one you have? If you are adding in a 2nd drive you will need to get a new SATA cable and possibly a SATA power cable/adapter if your computer doesn't have any spares.


Oh, thank you will this kit provide the cables necessary?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b G Storage
November 13, 2013 4:33:53 PM

Yes. The interface cable is the SATA cable that you need.



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