I have a problem with my computer booting up on occassions. Sometimes I get the load up error that windows can not boot up and requests me to insert system boot up device. On other occasions I loose my second hard drive. The problem appears to be the sata connections as when I turn the computer off and fiddle around with the connectors into the hard drives and reboot the thing works. (for a while and then it all happens again) Are there different qualities of types of cable connectors? Any ideas on how to resolve?
Get the cables with a latch built in. Looks like a small metal tab on the outside that you have to depress to release the connector. These exert a small pressure on the contacts thereby improving the connection.Also they cannot be dislodged. Sorry don't have a link but I know PC World and Maplin sell them in different lengths.
Thanks ashdav for that information. I've checked their web pages but couldn't see anything. I'll call in to pc world tommorrow and see if they have any. Did a further check on web amazon has "latching" sata cables which is what I think you mean. Thanks v much for your help.
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