Product Assistance prior to purchase (cables, video)

Posted on 2008-11-18
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
1)  Need to connect a slave SATA HD to my existing system.  I do not see another open connection on the motherboard (DVD Drive is plugged into the other onboard SATA connection?  Is there a single SATA cable with master and slave connections?  If so, what is this specific cable called?  

2)  I am looking to output video from my Asus eeePc to my TV.  The Asus laptop has a 15 pin D-sub monitor port.  The TV has component video and S-vid input.  I would prefer the S-video input.  Is there a device or cable that would allow me to output video from the Asus to TV?

Thanks in advance for any responses.  
Question by:hiloguy
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    Accepted Solution

    1) SATA, unlike ATA, has no master or slave designation for its drives, so if you are out of SATA ports on your motherboard, you will need to get a PCI (or PCIe, or PCI-X, depending on your motherboard) SATA controller for any additional SATA devices that you want to install into your computer.

    2) The video encoding for a VGA signal is vastly different from the signal for an S-Video signal.  You will need something like the adapter at the following links to use your TV as a monitor for your EEE PC.


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    Thanks for the assistance.

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