SATA Cables

jtpcamp

Honorable Member
#1
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?

Thanks....
 


nmsuk

Windows Forum Admin
Staff member
Premium Supporter
#2
Sorry but no. SATA isn't capable of that. :)
 


jtpcamp

Honorable Member
#3
Thanks for the answer. Sigh...............
 


nmsuk

Windows Forum Admin
Staff member
Premium Supporter
#4
You could always get a sata controller pci card to add more drives. :)
 


jtpcamp

Honorable Member
#5
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.
 


nmsuk

Windows Forum Admin
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#6
You could get a sata pci card which is internal, I think they'll connect upto 4 hdd's
 


jtpcamp

Honorable Member
#7
Would it let me hook up a external SATA also?
 


Elmer

Extraordinary Member
#8
You can get all internal or e.g. two in, two out.
 


Digerati

Fantastic Member
Microsoft MVP
#9
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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