SATA Cables

What is SATA?

Short for Serial Advanced Technology Attachment, SATA is a connector interface used for computer bus connections, connecting a host bus adapter, to a mass storage device. Prior to SATA cables, PATA (Parallel ATA) technology was used to connect devices, newer SATA cable technology not only allows for faster data transfer but, when supported, SATA cables are suitable for hot plugging. SATA cables also utilise smaller cables than their PATA predecessors as well as providing an external interface, unlike PATA.

There are two types of connection most commonly found on a SATA cable, 4-pin or 15-pin connectors are standard with varying cable lengths. SATA cables can also be power split to enable connection of one port to two devices.

What is Hot Plugging?

Simply put, hot plugging is the capability to add or remove devices to a computer system whilst the system is switched on and running. As well as being able to add and remove devices while a machine is active, hot plugging functionality means operating systems can automatically recognise the device being added without any need to restarting.

SATA Devices

SATA cables are able to connect to a variety of devices and can utilise hot plugging technology only when decides and operating systems are compatible. Examples of SATA capable devices are.

• Hard disk drives
• Optical drives
• Solid state memory drives

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Description Price Connector A Connector B Length Number of Populated Ways Sheath Colour Cable Type
RS Stock No. 666-5060
BrandRS PRO
€4.09
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4-Pin Molex SATA 150mm - Black/Red/Yellow Connector Cable Assembly
RS Stock No. 815-8548
Mfr. Part No.11.03.1041-25
BrandRoline
€8.57
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Male 1 x SATA 15 Pin Power Plug Female 3 x SATA 15 Pin Power Plug 200mm 15 Black/Orange/Red/White Serial ATA Cable
RS Stock No. 666-5066
BrandRS PRO
€4.98
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4-Pin Molex SATA 120mm - - Connector Cable Assembly
RS Stock No. 815-8545
Mfr. Part No.11.03.1040-25
BrandRoline
€7.29
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Female 4P SATA Female 3 x 4 Pin HDD 200mm 4 Black/Red/Yellow Serial ATA Cable
RS Stock No. 666-5079
BrandRS PRO
€6.01
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4-Pin Molex SATA 100mm - - Connector Cable Assembly
RS Stock No. 800-6823
Mfr. Part No.68561-0014
BrandMolex
€2.25
Each
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Female SATA Female SATA 500mm 7 Red Serial ATA Cable
RS Stock No. 758-1559
Mfr. Part No.11.03.1556RS
BrandRoline
€3.75
Each
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Male SATA Male SATA 500mm - - Serial ATA Cable
RS Stock No. 758-1553
Mfr. Part No.11.03.1555RS
BrandRoline
€3.75
Each
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Male SATA Male SATA 500mm - - Serial ATA Cable
RS Stock No. 800-6835
Mfr. Part No.68561-0015
BrandMolex
€5.09
Each
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Female SATA Female SATA 1m 7 Red Serial ATA Cable
RS Stock No. 790-3915
Mfr. Part No.11.03.1549-50
BrandRoline
€5.25
Each
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ESATA Male (Type-I) ESATA Male (Type-I) 1m 7 Black Serial ATA Cable
RS Stock No. 790-3909
Mfr. Part No.11.03.1564-25
BrandRoline
€2.73
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SATA Male SATA Male (Angled) 500mm 7 Red Serial ATA Cable
RS Stock No. 186-4049
Mfr. Part No.ISAS88881
BrandStartech
€86.77
Each
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External Mini-SAS) Latching Plug, SFF-8088 (26-Pin External Mini-SAS) Latching Plug, SFF-8088 (26-Pin 1m 8 Black Mini SAS Cable
RS Stock No. 144-8647
Mfr. Part No.11.03.1042-25
BrandRoline
€6.91
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Female 15-Pin SATA Male 15-Pin SATA 300mm - Black, Orange, Red, Yellow Connector Cable Assembly
RS Stock No. 193-2825
Mfr. Part No.SATA24RA1
BrandStartech
€3.95
Each
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Female 7 Pin SATA Female 7 Pin SATA 610mm - Red Serial Cable Assembly
RS Stock No. 486-6882
Mfr. Part No.88751-1410
BrandMolex
€4.15
Each
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Female SATA Pigtail 1.5m 4 Black/Black/Red/Yellow Power
RS Stock No. 542-7359
Mfr. Part No.88750-5318
BrandMolex
€4.93
Each
units
Female SATA Female SATA 500mm 7 Red PVC
RS Stock No. 186-4021
Mfr. Part No.SATA18
BrandStartech
€3.56
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Data) Receptacle, SATA (7 Pin Data) Receptacle, SATA (7 Pin 460mm - Red Serial ATA Cable
New
RS Stock No. 213-3229
Mfr. Part No.SATAEXT30CM
BrandStartech
€6.88
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7 Pin SATA Plug 7 Pin SATA Receptacle 300mm 7 Red -
RS Stock No. 186-4050
Mfr. Part No.SAS8087S4100
BrandStartech
€44.00
Each
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Internal Mini-SAS) Latching Plug, SFF-8087 (36 Pin Data) Latching Receptacle, SATA (7 Pin 1m 2 Red Mini SAS Cable
RS Stock No. 193-0318
Mfr. Part No.SATA18RA1
BrandStartech
€3.86
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7 Pin Receptacle SATA 7 Pin Receptacle SATA 457.2mm 7 (Connector A), 7 (Connector B) Red -