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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What are SATA Ports Used For?

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If you are new to PC building and all the technical jargon involved, then one of the first questions that you may ask is what are SATA ports used for and what components use them? Well SATA ports are basically, used to connect storage devices to your PC. The hard disk drives, optical drives and …

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What Does SATA Cable Look Like?

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SATA is one of two primary interfaces through which you connect critical components to your PC (the other one being PCIe). It is used by storage drives including hard disk drives, optical CD/DVD drives, as well as SATA Solid State Drives. When you are new to building PC or adding a component, things can get …

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What Does a SATA Port Look Like?

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Being perhaps the primary interface for connecting hard drives, it is hard to miss out on SATA ports on a motherboard. A SATA port is basically a small port measuring about 1.5 cm x 0.4 cm in dimensions with very specific notches and a highly recognizable L-shaped seven pin connector.   The notches, edges and the …

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How Many SATA Cables Do I Need?

If you have one CD ROM drive and one hard disk, then essentially you will need two SATA Data cables and two SATA Power cables. One set of cables per drive.  Basically, each SATA drive requires a SATA Data cable and a SATA Power cable to operate. The SATA cables are provided with the motherboard …

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How to Add More SATA Ports to Motherboard?

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You can add more SATA ports to your motherboard using a device called a SATA Expansion Card (also known as SATA Port Multiplier). Essentially, it is a PCIe device that connects to a PCIe slot on your motherboard and may feature multiple SATA connectors for connecting your storage devices to. A modern motherboard has multiple …

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