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SATA Cable: Essential for Connection

If you need to connect a host bus adapter to a mass storage advice, chances are that youíre going to need a Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) cable. Also known as Serial ATA cable, SATA cable can help you connect a wide variety of things to a motherboard, including optical drives and hard disk drives.

About SATA Cable

Originally designed to replace the ATA standard, the SATA cable is incredibly affordable, efficient, and convenient. It offers much faster data transfer through higher signaling rates than a traditional ATA cable and itís much more efficient thanks to an optional queuing protocol. In short, the SATA cable is the only choice when you need a high-speed cable to hook up a drive to a motherboard. Simple as that.

Our SATA Cable Selection

Designed to be a fast and easy way for you to connect any Serial hard drives to a motherboard, our SATA cable selection offers a wide range of options to suit anyoneís needs. At Triangle Cables, our Serial ATA cable selection includes just about every length and connection you could possibly need, including:

20-inch or 39-inch, 7-pin Serial ATA cable

20-inch or 39-inch, 7-pin Serial ATA cable for right angle connections

6-inch Serial ATA power splitter Y cable for two SATA hard drives

6-inch, 15 pin to 4 pin Serial ATA cable

20-, 39-, and 59-inch eSATA external data cable

Premium dual DataPort SATA II add-a-port slot mounting brackets

Why Buy From Us?
Why should you get your supply of SATA cable from us? Well, for starters, we offer 30-day hassle-free returns on all of our orders, not to mention, same day shipping. All of our products are brand new and we offer a lifetime warranty on all of our cables. Thatís how confident we are in our ability to meet your networking needs. With more than a decade of experience in the industry and a promise of high quality service and selection, Triangle Cables is the only source for cables when you need them.

Installing Your SATA Cable and Drive

Once you have the appropriate SATA cable, itís easy to hook up your drive to the motherboard, but before you begin, be sure that youíre working in a space that gives you enough space to work. Be aware that all of the components youíll be working with are fragile, so exercise care. Also, be sure to turn off the power to the host system during installation. Use an anti-static container to protect the drive if you can.

These cables are keyed to go in one wayóthere are seven pins in an ďLĒ shape.

Then, start out by attaching one end of the drive interface cable to the Serial ATA interface connector on the computerís motherboard (might also be called a Serial ATA host adapter). Be sure to check your computerís manual or operatorís instructions to find out where the connector locations are. Then, once youíve attached one end to the motherboard, attach the other side of the cable and the power cables to the drive. Secure the drive using the appropriate screws as noted in your computer manual. Do not over tighten the screws or replace with metric screws. Use only the appropriate ones as noted, otherwise, you risk damage. Once the cables are all connected, itís time to configure your BIOS, CMOS, or system setup program.