I hate thick SATA and SATA Power Cables.
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    I hate thick SATA and SATA Power Cables.

    My system has the connections to the hard disks facing the side cover. All the SATA cables I have are the red or orange plastic covered type with metal clip for the hard disk connection.
    Even though I use those types with the clips, if the cable is stiff and folded in the wrong direction, the SATA connection is broken. And the power supply connectors have no clips, and there too, it is so easy to damage the diskdrive connector shroud -- the plastic to hold the connector to the contacts. We need better cables, thinner insulation and more connection cable flexability.

    It sad that gone are the days of connector connections being gold plated. Gold plating prevents corrosion at the contacts. Sigh... Vendors always leave the corrosion problem to the end consumer to resolve a year or three down the road.
    Last edited by lsatenstein; 6th September 2018 at 02:15 AM.
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    Re: I hate thick SATA and SATA Power Cables.

    LMAO! Obviously you've never dealt with SCSI or IDE/MFM/RLL ribbon cables.

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    Re: I hate thick SATA and SATA Power Cables.

    Quote Originally Posted by tempest766
    LMAO! Obviously you've never dealt with SCSI or IDE/MFM/RLL ribbon cables.
    true, they were a bloody nightmare to route without obstructing air flow, easier to kink and render useless and the connection pins on drives easily bent if you pulled the ribbon off even the slightest bit to one side when removing it. SATA cables and connections are much less hassle by far

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