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Installing second SATA drive advice

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Joogs, Jan 7, 2011.

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  1. Joogs

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    Hi guys,

    I'm not really clued up on hardware issues like installing hard drives (at least, SATA ones) etc so I'm looking for some help please.

    I have a spare hard drive bay in my PC and it's SATA connections on my motherboard. I have four SATA ports, two of them together (with one hard drive already connected) and two in a different area (with DVD drive already connected).

    I bought a new SATA drive to add to the one I already have installed, but forgot to buy a SATA cable to connect it! (There is a spare power connector for the new drive.)

    What I need help on is what type of cable to buy. I've had a look around but there are so many different ones and I'm lost as to which to go for. Is cable or connector colour important? Anything else I need to know before making a decision?

    Thank in advance,
    Joogs
     
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