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Old 07-01-2006, 04:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey im buying this HardDrive:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148105

and i was wondering if this is the cable i would go about using to connect it to my mobo.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812104051

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Old 07-01-2006, 05:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Correct. But your motherboard needs to have SATA support. What is your motherboard? If you don't know, look inside your case on the motherboard. A SATA connection looks like this:



If you can't find any of these, it's unlikely you can use that HDD and will have to get an IDE (PATA) version. IDE are the large ribbon cables; you definetly have those.
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its a asus a8n sli

so yea it will work

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Old 07-01-2006, 06:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You're welcome. If your bought that motherboard new (and retail), it should've came with plenty of cables, including SATA.
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Yeah that's a bit weird if it didn't.
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