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Serial ATA cable

Dell Dimension XPS 600
Sata hard drive

I want to add a Seagate 80gb Sata 300 hard drive to this computer
The spec's are as follows
Connector -22-position Serial ATA plug
Interface -1x Serial ATA-300-7 pin Serial ATA

Does this mean that the connector on the mobo and the hard drive both require a seven pin connection.

Will a TRIP LITE cable MFG# p940-191 be the proper cable to connect the hard drive


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Don't know what the trip lite cable is, but...

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I would think you would get all the cable and hardware if you are buying the retail harddrive (not the OEM version).

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Sata Cable

In reply to: Don't know what the trip lite cable is, but...

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I am afraid it does look like an OEM unit.

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In this case you will problaly need to buy the data cable separately. You might also need a power adapter for the unit as well, if you don't already have one (the power connector on the SATA is different then on a ATA drive).

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(NT) Thanks for the info

In reply to: I am afraid it does look like an OEM unit.

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SATA cable..Flat cable..DATA

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The new cable is all about Interference frequencies..
That travel inside the Flat[data]Cable..
The new SATA cable gets connected at both ends/
the HDD and the Motherboard..how-ever a nice feature is that you'll get up to 4-SATA connectors located on the Motherboard..
SOOooo..you can install two Internal HDD..and the two SATA Optical Drives..how-ever that kind of hardware require a Larger Power Supply..I have a new SATA HDD from WesternDigital(WD-400JB)its still the same device..its just a more sound wired connection/and you can add another HDD..
..I use a 400-watt Power Supply..concerning adding so much SATA Hardware..2-HDD..2-Optical Drives..maybe more than 400-watts..like 600-watts..this way the PSU stays a bit COOLER in operation..
..I'm waiting to get the SATA Optical stuff.

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