SATA Help?

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Yea, I was just wondering if anyone knew from experience if a Window's Hp Pavilion has sata cables already in it. I would check myself, but I'm sick today and I really don't want to do anything I don't have/want to do, so thanks!
 

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Depends if the mobo in it has SATA connectors. If it does, it may have a SATA drive in there and with that a SATA cable.
 

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Yea, I was just wondering if anyone knew from experience if a Window's Hp Pavilion has sata cables already in it. I would check myself, but I'm sick today and I really don't want to do anything I don't have/want to do, so thanks!

my pavilion has 2 sata cables one for dvd drive and one for hdd i just disconnected the dvd and use it for my xblox, i got a laptop next to it so i dont need a dvd drive
 

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What's the model number?

An easy way is to take the side cover off and look for something like in the picture below going into the disc drive and HDD(s):

 

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Jay, the one on the right isn't SATA? (Or is it another variant of it?)
 

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Jay, the one on the right isn't SATA? (Or is it another variant of it?)
Wrong it's SATA. Just flipped upside down I do believe. Also look at the cable in the background it says "Serial ATA" on it. :wink:

(I guess there are connectors without the "L" shape so it's not entirely idiot proof)

EDIT: I just checked my external HDD which has eSATA and the input matches the one on the right in that picture so I guess the one without the L shape is for eSATA and not SATA.
 

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IT isn't a flipped SATA. The little notch (Left cable, on the right the downward notch) isn't there on the one on the right at all.

That or it's different then what I know. I may be wrong though.
 

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Oh I see....well, I learned something new today =].
 
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