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cable help

by msteyed / July 25, 2009 10:31 PM PDT

i have a biostar m7vit-800 motherboard and want to install a seagate barracuda es 2 500gb hard drive (model #ST3500620SS) can u tell me what cables i need to connect these two?

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You look at the connectors . . .
by Coryphaeus / July 26, 2009 12:00 AM PDT
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and match. IDE or SATA?

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cable help
by msteyed / July 26, 2009 10:28 AM PDT

I did but its a "serial attached SCSI (SAS)" similar to SATA but not SATA I think i'll give up on this and get SATA h/d i live in a rural area and the chances of getting anything for SAS would be impossible but thanks for the input

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adapters
by special_ed1 / July 29, 2009 1:57 AM PDT
In reply to: cable help

There are cables that allow you connect drives motherboards with mismatched ports (for example connecting an IDE drive to a mobo with sata ports) - try the Microcenter website

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