SATA Cables

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  1. jtpcamp

    jtpcamp Honorable Member

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    IDE cables have 3 plugs on them, One end for the MB, and two devices can be plugged into one slot on the motherboard. Is this possible with SATA? I have never 'seen' a SATA cable with places for two devices and I wondered if this is possible and are there cables available to plug two devices into one slot on the MB?

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  2. nmsuk

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    Sorry but no. SATA isn't capable of that. :)
     
  3. jtpcamp

    jtpcamp Honorable Member

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    Thanks for the answer. Sigh...............
     
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    You could always get a sata controller pci card to add more drives. :)
     
  5. jtpcamp

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    Yes, I know/knew a E-SATA is a option but I was wanting to have more internal hard drives. I guess I will get a external drive docking station.
     
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    You could get a sata pci card which is internal, I think they'll connect upto 4 hdd's
     
  7. jtpcamp

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    Would it let me hook up a external SATA also?
     
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    You can get all internal or e.g. two in, two out.
     
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    Digerati Fantastic Member
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    You can get just about any combination you want. Remember, Google is your friend. PCI to SATA

    If me, I would look for SATA III cards - harder to find, but will carry you further into the future.
     

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