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Need help finding SATA 2 cable for multiple drives

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.
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  1. BBEG said:
    ...OR a cable that terminates in angle connectors at both ends that can squeeze between the GPU and the motherboard.


    FYI... http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10226&cs_id=1022601&p_id=1249&seq=1&format=2
  2. 150 mb/s is awfully slow for a drive and mobo that can handle up to 3 gb/s...
  3. BBEG said:
    150 mb/s is awfully slow for a drive and mobo that can handle up to 3 gb/s...



    My bad, try these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812119381
  4. 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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    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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  7. Ah, thanks muchly Dereck. Good go know and that'll make the buying fairly easy.
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