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Tip- SATA drive problems may be due to the cable

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Advanced, Jan 16, 2007.

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  1. Advanced

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    I've recently had problems with two SATA drives that were not recognized by the system and the problem is both cases turned out to be a faulty SATA cable.

    These have got to be some of the worst designed connectors I've seen. Two of the four I've used have failed. The connector is very fragile and will spread open or crack along the side and not make contact if they are bent or bumped when attached to the drive or MB.
     
  2. schusterjo

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    What manufacturer supplied the cables? I had 2 faulty IDE cables come with 2 separate motherboard companies the other day. usually when a drive is not working properly at the initial install.
     
  3. Rich-M

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    You are right Advanced, I have felt that from day 1 and consequently I always buy sata cables from cable suppliers and never use the ones that come with motherboards.
     
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