02-02-2011 09:37 AM
I purchased an OEM Seagate Constellation ES ST3500514NS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise internal hard drive recently and of course it did not come with a SATA cable (HDD to motherboard).
The cable to my old HDD, a Wester Digital (can't remember the model name and don't have it in front of me) did not fit. Silly me, I thought a cable was a cable or else I would have bought a cable at the time of my order.
I looked at the online documentation for this HDD and it did not specify what kind of cable to get for it. I do not have a computer store anywhere near me, so I have to buy online. I wish I could buy a cable in person so I knew I was getting the right one.
So anyway, what type of cable do I need and are there any brand recommendations?
I assume any software/drivers for this HDD I can download from this website and burn onto CD or save in an external drive? My computer at home is completely dead, so I have to either burn software and drivers for everything onto CD or save on an external drive from another computer.
I apologize in advance if this has been asked before, I am a bit out of the loop on hardware these days and I did not find answers specific to my HDD model when I did a search.
02-03-2011 08:23 AM
You just need a regular SATA cable.
Sorry I can't recommend a specific brand.