SATA Hard Drives
k5di at zianet.com
Sun Jun 22 20:42:28 UTC 2008
Karl Larsen wrote:
> Ari Torhamo wrote:
>> su, 2008-06-22 kello 09:33 -0600, Karl Larsen kirjoitti:
>>> I have this computer on a SATA hard drive and it keeps failing. The
>>> failure is in the data cable or the power cable and I can't tell for
>>> sure which is bad. I am now using the old style power because the SATA
>>> drive has this still. That stopped the failures for awhile.
>>> But this Sunday I booted up and got an error that has nothing to do
>>> with a hard drive failure, but in an hour the screen lost all colors and
>>> even the shapes of items on the screen were odd. I re-booted and it
>>> would not reboot. I had to turn off the computer with the power switch.
>>> Then tried to come back up and it would not boot.
>>> I looked at the BIOS and it said NO hard drives! Turned off the
>>> computer and pulled off the cover a giggled the two ends of the data
>>> cable. Turned it on and it booted right up. It looks normal again.
>> I have had many bad experiences with SATA data cables. On one of my
>> motherboards, five of the six cables that came with it were bad. Also
>> the connection is not secure enough. A slight tension from another cable
>> may loosen the plug enough to cause problems. The same applies to the
>> SATA power plug. When you work inside your computer case, the last thing
>> to do should be to check that the SATA cables are properly connected.
>> Ari Torhamo
> I got one data cable and out of one, I have 1 bad data cable :-)
I Goggled and found I can get the same SATA Data cable for from 59
cents to $6.49 on the web. I will try to find one local for less than
$2.00 or I will order the 59 cent one from the web :-)
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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