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Old 05-12-2007, 01:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am having problems getting the hard drive into the bay. I looked at two guides and neigher helped. I have an SATA drive. Also, the hard drive just came with the drive itself in a bag, it didn't come with any cables or anything like that. What do I do about that?
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You bought an OEM drive, you will need to buy the cables.
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Can you show me all the cables I need to buy?
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grab this and this if you dont already have a sata power plug
Are you sure your MB has SATA support?
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I don't know why it wouldn't, my mobo is this one: Newegg.com - PC CHIPS A11G V1.0 Socket AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail it says in the specs: SATA 1.5 Gb/s 2

I don't need an IDE cable or something like that also?
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Ok it supports it. The IDE cable is for PATA harddrives (old). You have a SATA (new) HD that requires the SATA cable that I suggested.
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Okay thanks
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