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    Will these HDDs come with SATA cables?

    Looking at the WD 640Gb and the Samsung 1Tb drives. Can anyone tell me if they will come with cables or will I need to buy a mobo with SATA cables? Will the Asus P5Q-E come with enough SATA cables to run the two HDDS?

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    Re: Will these HDDs come with SATA cables?

    You don't get cables with the Samsung one certainly, I doubt you will with the WD either tbh.

    BTW if you do get the Samsung, select it from Scan's today only section, it's a bit cheaper there this weekend.

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    Re: Will these HDDs come with SATA cables?

    Ta. I'm hoping the mobo will come with enough.

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    Re: Will these HDDs come with SATA cables?

    No cables with the disks, sometimes they don't have mounting screws either.

    Asus boards usually come with two SATA cables so you should be fine.

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    Re: Will these HDDs come with SATA cables?

    my asus MB came with 6 SATA cables, this might as well .. http://www.hardwarelogic.com/news/13...008-07-28.html

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    Re: Will these HDDs come with SATA cables?

    Quote Originally Posted by floppybootstomp View Post
    No cables with the disks, sometimes they don't have mounting screws either.

    Asus boards usually come with two SATA cables so you should be fine.
    Quote Originally Posted by manwithnoname View Post
    my asus MB came with 6 SATA cables, this might as well .. http://www.hardwarelogic.com/news/13...008-07-28.html
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    Yeah... almost all new (retail boxed) motherboards come with a dearth of SATA cables
    More than you're ever likely to use in a system actually... let alone use with the particular motherboard you got them with!
    So if you... as many do, update to a new motherboard quite regularly... chances are you'll eventually have dozens of the damned things lying around, which you're never gonna need/use
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    Re: Will these HDDs come with SATA cables?

    Hard Drive Cables can be found on the Cables section

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    Re: Will these HDDs come with SATA cables?

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidM View Post
    Hard Drive Cables can be found on the Cables section
    Thank you sah! Confident mobo will have enough SATA cables. However ruddy thing won't come with an E-Sata cable for my external HDD so I'll have to get one from Scan.

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    Re: Will these HDDs come with SATA cables?

    I have had a problem with a sata cable cracking at the connector - giving unreliable performancce - and given that they are pretty cheap, it is probably worth buying at least one just in case the mobo isn't supplied with enough - my Asus board came with one!
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    Re: Will these HDDs come with SATA cables?

    Cheers peterb. I'll bear that in mind.

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