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#1 Sterling14


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Posted 23 November 2006 - 10:54 PM

What are the different cables that plug into the hard drive and optical drives? There's the pinned ones that plug into the power supply and are connected to each other and then there's the ones that look like straps and plug straight into the motherboard. I figured the pinned ones are for the power and the strap looking ones that plug into the motherboard are what transfer information from a cd or the internet onto your hard drive. Is this kind of the idea? Also what is the proper name for these? Sorry if the way I explained it is hard to understand, and also to post again one of my random posts :thumbsup:
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Posted 23 November 2006 - 11:47 PM

The thin flat ones are Ribbon cables (aka serial/ata cables) and the power ones are 4 pin power connectors. And you are right as far as what they do :thumbsup:
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