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Don't think i got the appropriate cables with my parts.

After hours of trying to build my first pc i get to the point where i'm going to plug the SSD in. Well the SATA cables i got with the motherboard don'f fit in the SSD the other end with the 90 degree turn fits, but the other end is too short? The SSD didn't come with any cables. Do i have to drive another freaking 70 km to get one cable?
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  1. Can you take a picture of the cable you are trying to connect?
  2. A standard SATA cable will have an identical connector on either end. Whether or not the cable orientation to the connector is molded at a 90° angle or not is irrelevant. If both ends of the cable are not identical, you either don't have a standard SATA cable, or you're trying to install the wrong cable.

    SATA connections on your SSD or spinning platter hard disk will have both a data and power connector. The cable coming from your motherboard is DATA only, therefore you will need to attach a SATA power connection from your power supply to fulfill the larger connector portion of the SATA drive you are attaching to the system.

    SATA Power looks like this:


    SATA DATA looks like this (notice how the electrical connector is the same on either end, regardless of the 90° molded connector):
  3. Adrian Ocampo said:
    Can you take a picture of the cable you are trying to connect?


    http://imgur.com/2HepPgK all the cables i got are too short for the SSD's one
  4. Let me guess, your board is a small form factor? More of a Gene or Impact? You have to buy a rather longer sATA cable if you cant make it reach. Whats your case anyways?
  5. In your picture, the connector on the right of the SSD is the power connection. That is a separate cable you run from your power supply, not your motherboard.

    Older power supplies may not provide SATA Power connections, may not include enough, or they can be too close together to attach to every SATA drive in the system. When necessary, 4-pin Molex connectors can be used instead by attaching an adapter such as this:
  6. Adrian Ocampo said:
    Let me guess, your board is a small form factor? More of a Gene or Impact? You have to buy a rather longer sATA cable if you cant make it reach. Whats your case anyways?


    Case Define R4, mobo Maximus IV Hero. I think i asked the question wrong. English is not my native language, sorry about that. So know i know the cable i (might) be missing is the power which is the longer one. Should it come with the psu? i didnt see any cables that matches the longer (power?) connector of the SSD.
  7. bigpinkdragon286 said:
    In your picture, the connector on the right of the SSD is the power connection. That is a separate cable you run from your power supply, not your motherboard.


    But it dosen't fit the SSD's connection?
  8. Best answer
    joonaskk said:
    Adrian Ocampo said:
    Let me guess, your board is a small form factor? More of a Gene or Impact? You have to buy a rather longer sATA cable if you cant make it reach. Whats your case anyways?


    Case Define R4, mobo Maximus IV Hero. I think i asked the question wrong. English is not my native language, sorry about that. So know i know the cable i (might) be missing is the power which is the longer one. Should it come with the psu? i didnt see any cables that matches the longer (power?) connector of the SSD.


    Yes it comes with your PSU.
    It looks something like this.
  9. Adrian Ocampo said:
    joonaskk said:
    Adrian Ocampo said:
    Let me guess, your board is a small form factor? More of a Gene or Impact? You have to buy a rather longer sATA cable if you cant make it reach. Whats your case anyways?


    Case Define R4, mobo Maximus IV Hero. I think i asked the question wrong. English is not my native language, sorry about that. So know i know the cable i (might) be missing is the power which is the longer one. Should it come with the psu? i didnt see any cables that matches the longer (power?) connector of the SSD.


    Yes it comes with your PSU.
    It looks something like this.


    YES! Found it. The bag with those cables were hidden under my dads jacket.. I'm so glad people help me so gladly even when i ask 'stupid' questions. First time ever building a pc and don't have much experience with hardware anyways. Thank you all here at Tomshardware.
  10. Well, had you been paying attention, my very first post answered your question almost 20 minutes ago. :-)
  11. bigpinkdragon286 said:
    Well, had you been paying attention, my very first post answered your question almost 20 minutes ago. :-)


    That what got me suspecting that i was missing a cable bag from the psu box. Thanks so much for the help!
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