Are All SATA Cables The Same?

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The simple answer to the question “are all SATA cables the same?” is a yes. As far as the performance goes, ALL SATA cables are the same. Therefore, if you have an old SATA cable lying around and want to use it on your shiny new motherboard to connect a new hard drive, you most …

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Does HDD Come with SATA Cable?

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

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Do You Need an HDD and SSD Both?

Do you need an HDD and SSD both

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

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

How to tell if my m.2 slot is NVMe or SATA

The easiest and most definitive method to tell if my M.2 slot is NVMe or SATA is by reading your motherboard’s or laptop’s official spec sheet. The official manufacturer’s spec sheet, which you can find online for any motherboard or laptop out there, can be used to find a ton of information regarding what M.2 …

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How to Use Two M.2 SSD?

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SSDs have become the new norm regarding storage drives these days. They have almost replaced the old hard disk drives (HDD). While the HDDs still have their use, those who have tasted SSDs can’t have enough of them. Most PCs have a single M.2 SSDs slot, which raises the question, “how to use two M.2 …

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What Does SSD Look Like?

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

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Does SSD Need Power?

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The answer to the question “Does SSD need power?” depends upon what type of SSD you have. There are three popular types of SSDs: SATA M.2 SSD, SATA 2.5″ SSD, and NVMe M.2 SSD. Only the SATA 2.5″ SSD must be powered separately among the popular SSD types. The rest of the drives do not …

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