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SATA 1.5Gb/s With 840 Evo SSD?

Hey guys. After i bought my SSD i noticed that the cable inside my motherboard, does not fit in the new SSD i just bought. Even though i've read that the SATA 1.5Gb/s is compatible with the 840 evo SSD, the cable doesn't fit. Do i need to buy a new SATA cable? and will it even fit into my motherboard, if i buy one that fits my SSD?

Hope you understand the problem :)
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  1. your ssd should have came with a cable specific to your ssd. it should easily fit into on eo fthe sata ports on your mobo specifically one that is 3.0
  2. I have not seen a SATA cable that doesn't fit any SATA drive. Can you post a picture of the cable and your motherboard where it connects??

    Unless your old drive uses a proprietary SATA connection or it's an IDE cable (flat ribbon cable with red stripe along one of the ribbon's sides), it should fit.

    That being said, SATA cables are cheap.
  3. sata cables are the same, just make sure the "L" has the same orientation on the cable and port and it will slide right in.
    !don't force it or it will break the port or cable!
    http://support.wdc.com/images/kb/Connections/SATA%20Port2.jpg
  4. input on the motherboard:

    http://i.imgur.com/gtfDxsO.jpg

    Comparison:

    http://i.imgur.com/F4e4B9m.jpg

    My main Harddisk:

    http://i.imgur.com/Xt5bk7n.jpg


    Now that i think about it, you might be correct ubercake, it might be an IDE cable?

    What SATA cable should i be buying then? My motherboard is:

    775Dual-VSTA (http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=775Dual-vsta)
  5. Best answer
    yep, that's a pata cable, not sata.
    http://tiplet.com/tip/how-to-replace-a-hard-drive/

    edit: you need to use the sata ports, down/left of the current pata ones currently used, and a sata cable, typically red with black connectors,
    https://ri-vier.eu/images/Accessoires/sata-cable-clip.JPG

    edit2: connect the cable to these ports:
    http://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/files/images/775Dual_IDE.jpg
  6. Yeah. That's a legacy IDE disk drive and ribbon cable.

    I did not see a SATA connection on your motherboard in any of the pictures.

    You'll need a new motherboard (and probably CPU and other components) to use that EVO drive unless you have SATA connections somewhere on the motherboard that is not in the pictures posted. It's hard to find new PATA drives these days.
  7. ubercake said:
    Yeah. That's a legacy IDE disk drive and ribbon cable.

    I did not see a SATA connection on your motherboard in any of the pictures.

    You'll need a new motherboard (and probably CPU and other components) to use that EVO drive unless you have SATA connections somewhere on the motherboard that is not in the pictures posted. It's hard to find new PATA drives these days.


    The link i gave earlier from my motherboard says the following:

    2 ports of SATA 1.5Gb/s

    Which means its, there. Which cables would i need to use?

    Perhaps you could show me where the SATA connections are in the picture?

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/photo/775Dual-VSTA(m).jpg (copy the link)
  8. Thank you very much guys. I found the ports! Now what would be the best sata cable for me to buy? I've heard the SATA 3 cable goes well with the SSD?
  9. sata cables are all the same (for some the port has clips for a more secure fit and some are tilted to fit better). you should have 1 or 2 in the box of the motherboard too
  10. laviniuc said:
    sata cables are all the same (for some the port has clips for a more secure fit and some are tilted to fit better). you should have 1 or 2 in the box of the motherboard too


    so it doesn't matter which SATA cable i buy for the motherboard?

    What do you mean i should have 1 or 2 in the box of the motherboard too? :P
  11. the motherboards usually have sata cables when you buy them. in the box with which the mb was shipped:
    http://www.phoronix.com/misc/DSCN3895.JPG
  12. laviniuc said:
    the motherboards usually have sata cables when you buy them. in the box with which the mb was shipped:
    http://www.phoronix.com/misc/DSCN3895.JPG


    I see, i'll have to contact my dad about that then :) thanks again mate!
  13. there's a bit of a performance impact in using the ssd on an old sata1 motherboard but the cable you buy doesnt increase the speed, it will work at sata1 speed since that's the max the motherboard supports:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/storage-controller-performance-ssd,3540.html
  14. They are the two black connections to the left of the blue and black ribbon cable connections in the picture. You can use a SATA cable from the drive to the motherboard:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812123282

    Now, there is also the point of your power supply. Does it have the right SATA power connector? Or will you need a Molex to SATA adapter such as this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812200061
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