What Does SATA Cable Look Like?

what does sata cable look like

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 one SATA Data cable and one SATA Power cable.  Basically, each drive requires a SATA data cable and a power cable to operate. The SATA cables are provided with the motherboard and the power cables are provided with the …

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How Many SATA Ports Do I Have?

How many sata ports do i have

Basically, the actual number will depend on the board itself. An average motherboard has about 4-8 SATA ports. Things such as motherboard size and chipset matter here. Currently the number of SATA ports on motherboards ranges from 0 – 13. But again high number of SATA ports are only found in expensive and specialized boards …

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