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hueybot3000
08-09-2009, 05:20 PM
Where to get them, or even if theres a certain brand? I have 2 gigabyte ones which are pretty good (actually clip in) and the rest are rubbish.

Today I thought I was dealing with a dead hard drive but turns out its just a loose SATA cable made of cheap chineese ****

Any recommendations?

pctek
08-09-2009, 06:35 PM
Decent?
Rubbish?

I find all sata a bit iffy, they tend to be more fragile than IDE.

But I get whatever ones one of my supppliers uses and they seem fine, they have right angle and standard, seem like all the rest that are bundles with boards etc.

Blam
08-09-2009, 08:33 PM
No Idea. Usually the ones that come with the motherboards I get are decent(Asus, GB)

Try TradeMe possibly...?

R2x1
08-09-2009, 08:44 PM
I like the red ones. The orange ones seem too dull.

Twelvevolts
08-09-2009, 08:44 PM
No Idea. Usually the ones that come with the motherboards I get are decent(Asus, GB)

Try TradeMe possibly...?

Dick Smith ones work for me.

bk T
08-09-2009, 09:05 PM
...

Today I thought I was dealing with a dead hard drive but turns out its just a loose SATA cable made of cheap chineese ****



Would be interested to know if there is any (either cheap or expensive) which is not Chinese made. Even Taiwan made is Chinese made! :D

gary67
08-09-2009, 09:52 PM
Whatever I can find in all my boxes of stuff at the time, or whatever is supplied

wainuitech
08-09-2009, 11:11 PM
Just had a look at the ones Dick Smiths have on their site :horrified :eek: Theirs (http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4aa62c0c0235c0b02742c0a87f3b06c2/Product/View/XH6800) -- Holy CRAP -- Talk about mark up. More like highway robbery.

If you wanted whole sale Dove, or Anyware computers have them - but you need an account.

Just got some myself a few weeks back. Got some of These ones (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/Cables.jpg) as well as the straight, same as DSE - BUT not at their price - lets say for their price a person with an account would be shocked at the DSE price.

The orange ones with the metal clip are good - they really hang on, but so far unable to locate who sells them.

whellington
08-09-2009, 11:20 PM
Does anyone know where to get black sata cables?

wellyg33k
09-09-2009, 12:48 AM
If I knew you I'd just give you a handfull of the bastards for free :P

Digby
09-09-2009, 07:42 AM
Yes I know what you mean about Sata cables, the red ones are getting thinner and thinner.
I year ago I bought some nice thick white ones and ones with right angled plugs. But I have forgotten where from - it was a NZ supplier.
Everything is getting thinner and lighter (and cheaper) these days.

gary67
09-09-2009, 07:42 AM
Between $7 - $10 on Ascent

hueybot3000
09-09-2009, 09:42 AM
7 bucks per cable is silly. but if its a goodin then i pay it

CYaBro
09-09-2009, 10:06 AM
Just had a look at the ones Dick Smiths have on their site :horrified :eek: Theirs (http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4aa62c0c0235c0b02742c0a87f3b06c2/Product/View/XH6800) -- Holy CRAP -- Talk about mark up. More like highway robbery.



Woohoo! I have about $650 worth of SATA cables in the drawer here in the workshop :lol:
Didn't realise they were worth that much.

Digby
09-09-2009, 03:24 PM
Dick Smith have always done that - sell major items at a low markup and sell printer cables etc for a massive markup. They were doing that in the 1980's when I was selling computers.

Gobe1
09-09-2009, 03:44 PM
Yes I know what you mean about Sata cables, the red ones are getting thinner and thinner.
I year ago I bought some nice thick white ones and ones with right angled plugs. But I have forgotten where from - it was a NZ supplier.
Everything is getting thinner and lighter (and cheaper) these days.

You have got that right, have you been to pizza hut lately? crikey those pizzas are small. Dont go there if you are hungry
Reminds me of Griffins and Cadbury, down hill or what

hueybot3000
09-09-2009, 05:48 PM
Woohoo! I have about $650 worth of SATA cables in the drawer here in the workshop :lol:
Didn't realise they were worth that much.

Id be happy to help empty that drawer a bit

wellyg33k
10-09-2009, 12:32 AM
I'll take a few if you're just going hand them out..

Metla
10-09-2009, 01:41 AM
Just had a look at the ones Dick Smiths have on their site

I was going to say I remember when DSE were selling 1m usb cables for $20, But I just checked, and they still are....