Does SATA Cable Provide Power?

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The short answer to the question “does SATA cable provide power?” is a no. A normal SATA cable DOES NOT provide power. However, the longer answer is that it depends on whether you are talking about the SATA DATA cable or the SATA Power cable. Almost all of the SATA hard drives including HDDs and …

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Does HDD Come with SATA Cable?

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The simple answer to the question “Does HDD come with SATA Cable?” is a no. Hard disk drives or even SATA SSDs DO NOT come with SATA cable. There can be exceptions, but in majority of the instance, neither SATA data nor SATA Power cable is provided with the hard disk drive.  SATA cables, instead, …

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Do You Need an HDD and SSD Both?

People new into the PC hardware can get confused between the different storage options you have available. This is particularly true with SSDs.  While we are almost all familiar with the Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) with the good old spinning disks inside, Solid State Drives (SSDs) are still a novelty for many. Those who are …

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How to Tell If My M.2 Slot is NVMe or SATA?

The easiest and the most definitive method on how to tell if my M.2 slot is NVMe or SATA is by reading the official specsheet of your motherboard or that of your laptop. The official manufacturer’s specsheet which you can find online for any motherboard or laptop out there can be used to find a …

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How to Use Two M.2 SSD?

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SSDs have become the new norm when it comes to storage drives these days. They have almost replaced the old hard disk drives (HDD). While the HDDs still have their use, those who have had the taste of SSDs just cant have enough of them. Most PCs have a single M.2 SSDs slot, which begs …

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What Does SSD Look Like?

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A solid state drive (SSD) is basically a hard drive with NO mechanical components. They are not only faster than your regular hard disk drives, but they are also slimmer. If you are unaware of what an SSD is, then first question you may ask is what does SSD look like? Well the answer to …

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