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Old 07-12-2006, 08:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Burnout SATA cable?

is it possible to burnout a SATA cable?

i was having trouble with my hard drive a while back and it wasn't being detected. i put a new SATA cable and it worked fine until about five minutes ago. i shut off my external hd and my computer restarted, then my internal hd wasn't being detected. i had to put my internal hd in my external enclosure because i ran out of SATA cables. is this common for SATA cables to burn out like that?

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Old 07-13-2006, 07:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i have never heard of a SATA cable burning out. the connections can be broken through excessive bending but if they burned out as you say i would guess that replacing the cable would be the least of your problems. for the cable to actually be damaged by the current it carries it would be more than high enough to do serious damage to your motherboard and/or hard drive
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