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Need help finding SATA 2 cable for multiple drives

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February 1, 2012 10:19:57 PM

Heya.

I'm trying to find a SATA 2 cable that will support two or more SATA drives. If it terminates in a right angle connector, all the better.

Not so short version: I have a new caviar green WD10EARS drive and find myself down a cable to plug it into the motherboard. My GPU blocks the last remaining SATA 2 slot, so need to find a cable that links multiple SATA 2 drives on the same cable OR a cable that terminates in angle connectors at both ends that can squeeze between the GPU and the motherboard.

Advise would be greatly appreciated.
February 1, 2012 10:49:26 PM

150 mb/s is awfully slow for a drive and mobo that can handle up to 3 gb/s...
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February 2, 2012 12:14:43 AM

Great, thanks. That's one down. Does a cable exist that links multiple SATA HDDs or is that a bit of a pipedream?

Edit: it looks like that's a SATA 3 cable. Will that work with a SATA 2 drive like mine?
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February 2, 2012 12:35:11 AM

BBEG said:
Great, thanks. That's one down. Does a cable exist that links multiple SATA HDDs or is that a bit of a pipedream?

Edit: it looks like that's a SATA 3 cable. Will that work with a SATA 2 drive like mine?


Sorry, I don't think such a cable exists for your purpose.

The SATA 3 cable is backwards compatible so it will work on SATA 2 drives.
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February 2, 2012 2:22:54 AM

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February 2, 2012 2:23:22 AM

Ah, thanks muchly Dereck. Good go know and that'll make the buying fairly easy.
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February 2, 2012 6:24:44 PM

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