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Need to purchase an SATA cable

Posted on 2006-11-22
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Hi everyone,

I just purchased an HP Proliant ML 110 G4 server, which was configured with three Seagate 160GB SATA 7200 non-hot plug hard drives. I purchased a fourth, but it did not come with the SATA cables. I want to purchase this, but 1) do not know the best place to obtain it online or retail and, 2) I want to make sure I get the right type.

Also, it didn't ship with any screws to fasten it to the frame. Any ideas there?

Thanks.
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Any electronics stores or retailers that you can find. It is only about few bucks. Why bother order online just 1 piece of cable.
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So do you think Best Buy would have it or Circuit City?
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absolutely, you can get if from Best Buy, or Futureshop or any retailer.

if you reaaaally want to buy it online then check on ebay, just read the item description

GL
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Here's a online one with a picture,  just be sure to get one long enough.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16812105911

Just wanted to point out most of the big name stores are total rip off's for cables.  As you can see online prices are around $2-4,    retail stores should not be a whole lot higher.  Be warned though I have seen them priced for $15.00 or more - for exactly the same thing - in the typical big box stores.

A small computer or electronics store might be a better place to check.  I know it's not much in the big picture,  just kinda annoys me that those stores burn innocents so bad.

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by:Bert2005
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As usual, all very good answers. I appreciate Kode giving me the link to NewEgg. Of course, shipping can more than make up for the retailer's profit margin.

I just wish PC Nation had shipped it with a cable. I can't remember IDE hard drives coming without an IDE cable, but maybe I have just forgotten.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
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