I bought an Intel SSD (S3500 series) from Scan and it didnt arrive with any cables (much to my suprise). When i tried to install it, i got the SATA data cable right but the SATA power cable is something ive never seen before, its like a SATA cable but T shaped. I rang Intel for help and they said it should be on my PSU (Silent Pro M2 1000W) but its not. Any thoughts?
I just installed a Samsung sad last week, no idea if Intel is the same I'm afraid, but it was simple sata cables. Mine was supplied with the psu, but basically a larger mirror image of the sata data cable, L shaped, but opposite to the data cable and longer. If you Google ssd cable images, that might help you.
Do you mean the terminals are at a right angle to the cable? This is quite common as many motherboard SATA ports are sideways mounted, rather than face-up. The shape and number of the terminals are exactly the same.
All SATA connections are the same. All SATA drives use 2 SATA Cables, one for data and the other to supply power from the PSU. (Some SATA cables do have both included in the end which fits on to the drive but 2 separate cables to the M/B and the PSU connection). If your PSU is fairly modern it should have a couple at least of the SATA Power cables coming from it. If it does not then you need a Cable which adapts a standard PSU plug to a SATA one as shown in the link from Daxian above. All SSDs have the same connections.