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  1. 12tipp12

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    Hi, my question is this, i have a hp pc which takes ATA hard drives, i am installing a second drive which i already have done except for the cable that attaches the drive to the motherboard, can someone please tell me which cable i need to use, i can see where it attaches to the motherboard but im just not sure which one to get. thanks in advance.

    Bill.
     
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    Hello BG-O, Many thanks for your speedy reply, but something doesn't figure, the connectors from the pc to the drive are much smaller that those in the pic, i thought the one's in the pic were IDE , also where the drive connects to the motherboard is much smaller if im correct. I'm assuming that because from the first drive to the motherboard has the small connector and there appears to be the exact same slot beside that one, as if it's there for another drive to be connected to it, hope im making sense, i thought i needed something like a latch cable,
     
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    Hello again BG-O, now that looks like the on, certainly where it connects to the drive but a bit chunkier where it connects to the motherboard, thanks again for assisting me with this issue.

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    Could you upload a image?
     
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    Hi Everway9, thanks for your interest, i think ive figured it out, i certainly hope so as ive already ordered it.-serial sata ata cable with latch, many thanks and if i'm right i will mark it solved when i try it out.

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    Hey, no probs! Does sound like you are sorted anyway M8.
     
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