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Offline amstuart

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SATA Cable Question
« on: December 15, 2010, 11:40:30 am »
Hi:

Setting up a friend's computer. There is one motherboard SATA connection (7-pin) and there are two DVD-RW drives. Each has a 7-pin SATA connection. Is there such a product as a SATA cable (not power and not molex) that has a Y (splitter) 7-pin SATA on one end and one 7-pin SATA on the other end to attach to the motherboard?

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Re: SATA Cable Question
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2010, 11:59:12 am »
Nope. To the best of my knowledge each SATA device requires a separate cable.

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Re: SATA Cable Question
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2010, 12:27:28 pm »
Hi Hoov:

Thanks, buddy. You are everywhere on these Forums...
More bad news for this poor guy who also lost his hard drive. He swapped it out at a pawn shop and returned with a computer case, two DVD-RW drives, but only one SATA cable/connection to the MOB.

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Adam

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Re: SATA Cable Question
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2010, 12:56:42 pm »
There are always expansion cards, if there is a slot available.

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Re: SATA Cable Question
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2010, 01:03:39 pm »
Can't tell from the picture, but I assume the SATA connection is internal (on the card) and not on the exterior of the case after installation? I just purchased a USB expansion card (4 slots) and the connections are external for the peripheral devices, for obvious reasons. When I hear "expansion", this is what I am familiar with.

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Re: SATA Cable Question
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2010, 01:22:12 pm »
Answered my own question after I found a 3-port SATA expansion card on Amazon. Yes, an expansion slot is available and now my friend has a solution.

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Re: SATA Cable Question
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2010, 02:46:48 pm »
You are welcome. I actually did find external SATA ports on expansion cards, although I didn't find an external device that could use them safely.

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