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 Post subject: Serial ATA drives -do not- come with power cable converters
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2003 8:23 pm 
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I just got two barracuda V's and guess what, no power cables. Serial ATA takes a different power plug and I read some where on the internet (yeah i know, im an idiot) that all the first generation disks would come with converters. :roll: :oops:

anyways i hope some poor soul reads this before they too are in my predicament.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2003 9:27 pm 
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Did the buy them OEM or retail? The extras like cables usually only come with the retail kits.

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 Post subject: hmmm
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2003 9:34 pm 
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uhmm i dont know. i got them from seagate.com, buytape.seagate.com or whatever. is that OEM? i thought it was their 'retail site' or something. well whatever. things are so small nowdays you cant even just solder a bunch of crap together and have it work.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2003 7:00 am 
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You probably bought this.

It's a bare drive, not a retail kit. I suppose there is no cable in this case.


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A quick Google search revealed that KD Computers is selling SATA power adapters.

http://www.kdcomputers.com/eui/prime/pr ... ponent.htm

I've never dealt with them but I've heard they are a decent outfit. Hope that helps.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2003 6:32 am 
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I've bought a lot of stuff from KD Computers, they're fine to deal with.

Lifetime Reseller Rating of 9.46, six month rating of 9.33, it doesn't get better than that.. Maybe they'll actually pay you to get the adapters from them!

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 Post subject: thanks
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2003 1:36 pm 
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but its already coming from directron.com.

robux: yes thats the one i got

thanks


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I know this doesn't help your problem, but this is FYI :
Most Serial ATA HD's that are being produced right now have both the new and the old power plug, and will continue to have so for a certain period of transition.
New power supplies with the new harddisk power connectors already attached to their cables are already starting to appear.


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