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Just bought an SSD, will i need to buy any other cables?

#1Skul_Posted 8/2/2013 11:43:14 PM
Currently backing up my HDD (Gunna do a clean install of windows)
I got a Samsung 840.

Do i need to buy any other cables? And which PSU cable do i use?
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#2WyzeGyePosted 8/2/2013 11:44:59 PM
assuming your old drive was a SATA drive, you have everything you need
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#3Madmicky933Posted 8/2/2013 11:48:33 PM
You can use both the same cables that go in your harddrive with your SSD. Those two cables are the exact ones your SSD needs.

The SATA cable and the Power cord.
But yeah. If you wanna use both your Harddrive and SSD at the same time, you'll need two SATA cables.
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#4ZeraphLordSPosted 8/2/2013 11:52:18 PM
You could use some SATA3 cables over the SATA2 (I don't know how old your previous drive is), but that won't affect the SSD's access times (which is where your huge performance increase derives).

It's not worth worrying about, really.
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#5Skul_(Topic Creator)Posted 8/2/2013 11:53:20 PM
Yeah im going to be using both the HDD and the SSD.

So ill just need to go buy a SATA cable, but the PSU should have an extra power cable?
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#6Skul_(Topic Creator)Posted 8/2/2013 11:55:32 PM
Is this the correct cable: http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=9963
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#7AnatomyHorrorPosted 8/3/2013 12:05:06 AM
^ yep.
#8Skul_(Topic Creator)Posted 8/3/2013 12:25:48 AM
Should i unplugg my HDD, install the SSD (its 250GB so itl be fine) then i can pickup the new cable and install the HDD tommorow?
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#9Skul_(Topic Creator)Posted 8/3/2013 12:29:06 AM
Is there any real advantage of using SATA3 cable over SATA2?
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#10WerdnAndreWPosted 8/3/2013 12:31:29 AM
There is no such thing as a sata 3 or sata 2 cable, marketing bs.
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