Changing IDE & SATA cables

  njl555 20:07 04 Jan 2006
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Have bought some new cables for my case which are round IDE and are neon same as SATA cable.
Can i turn off the computer and disconnect these cables and fit the new ones and start it up again, or will i have to do something else?
Hope someone can help.
Many thanks Neil

  Mr Mistoffelees 20:58 04 Jan 2006

If you connect everything up in exactly the same way, they will just work.

  ade.h 21:10 04 Jan 2006

Be very careful what you brush up against when you stick your hands in the case though. Don't want to fry anything with static, especially the HDDs themselves; damage an HDD and it takes a while to show up in the form of premature failure. An anti-static strap is a good idea.

  DieSse 23:05 04 Jan 2006

When you turn it off - you need to turn off at the mains - not just power down. Simply powering down leaves power to the motherboard, and moving cables with power on is a sure way to cause problems.

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