1.    28 Nov 2015 #1
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    What cable do I need?

    Hey guys,
    I've just ordered a 240GB SSD and it never came with a cable,
    what cable do I need and how would I install it, thanks

    Link to SSD:
    SanDisk SSD PLUS 240 GB Sata III 2.5-inch Internal SSD up to 520 MB/s: Amazon.co.uk: Computers Accessories
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  2.    28 Nov 2015 #2

    You need a sata 3 6gb/s cable. SSDs typically don't come with cables.
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  3.    28 Nov 2015 #3
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    Windows 10 64-bit pro

    Depends what you are plugging into.
    1. Desktop internally (SATA cable 7pin for data connection to motherboard and power cable 15pin for connection to power supply). You may have spare plugs already inside for these.
    2. Laptop internally (usually no cable)
    3. USB externally - ( SATA-USB adapter)

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  4.    28 Nov 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
    You need a sata 3 6gb/s cable. SSDs typically don't come with cables.
    Do you think this will be fine
    Right Angle SATA Cable 45cm | Maplin
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  5.    28 Nov 2015 #5

    No because they don't say whether its sata 2 or 3 and don't give the speed the cable supports.

    Try this one: High Grade - Serial ATA Sata Hard Drive Data Cable with: Amazon.co.uk: Computers Accessories, its only a bit more expensive.
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  6.    28 Nov 2015 #6
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    Thanks for all the help, ordered the cable that was recommended to me.
    I appreciate all the help
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  7.    29 Nov 2015 #7

    nevermind read it wrong lol
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  8.    30 Nov 2015 #8
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    All kinds

    BTW, there's no such thing as SATA3 cable, they are all same except for various qualities and manufacturers. Don't fall for advertisements that would sell you "Special SATA3" cable for higher price.
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