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. 666-5079
BrandRS PRO
HK$57.47
Each
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4-Pin Molex SATA 100mm - - Connector Cable Assembly
RS Stock No. 666-5060
BrandRS PRO
HK$39.12
Each
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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
HK$77.86
Each
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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
HK$47.60
Each
units
4-Pin Molex SATA 120mm - - Connector Cable Assembly
RS Stock No. 666-5094
BrandRS PRO
HK$85.91
Each
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SATA x 4-Pin Molex SATA 1m - - Connector Cable Assembly
RS Stock No. 144-8647
Mfr. Part No.11.03.1042-25
BrandRoline
HK$59.89
Each
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Female 15-Pin SATA Male 15-Pin SATA 300mm - Black, Orange, Red, Yellow Connector Cable Assembly
RS Stock No. 167-1719
Mfr. Part No.88750-5318
BrandMolex
HK$52.371
Each (In a Bag of 200)
units
Female SATA Female SATA 500mm 7 Red PVC
RS Stock No. 758-1553
Mfr. Part No.11.03.1555RS
BrandRoline
HK$20.04
Each
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Male SATA Male SATA 500mm - - Serial ATA Cable
RS Stock No. 537-4609
Mfr. Part No.88762-5410
BrandMolex
HK$28.67
Each
units
Female SATA Female SATA 1m 7 Red PVC
RS Stock No. 186-4051
Mfr. Part No.ISAS88882
BrandStartech
HK$815.98
Each
units
External Mini-SAS) Latching Plug, SFF-8088 (26-Pin External Mini-SAS) Latching Plug, SFF-8088 (26-Pin 2m 8 Black Mini SAS Cable
RS Stock No. 186-4032
Mfr. Part No.SAS8087S450
BrandStartech
HK$333.22
Each
units
Internal Mini-SAS) Latching Plug, SFF-8087 (36 Pin Data) Latching Receptacle, SATA (7 Pin 500mm - Red Serial Attached SCSI SAS Cable
RS Stock No. 186-4027
Mfr. Part No.SATA6
BrandStartech
HK$26.44
Each
units
Data) Receptacle, SATA (7 Pin Data) Receptacle, SATA (7 Pin 150mm - Red Serial ATA Cable
RS Stock No. 193-2825
Mfr. Part No.SATA24RA1
BrandStartech
HK$30.77
Each
units
Female 7 Pin SATA Female 7 Pin SATA 610mm - Red Serial Cable Assembly
RS Stock No. 193-0326
Mfr. Part No.SATA8RA1
BrandStartech
HK$25.85
Each
units
7 Pin Receptacle SATA 7 Pin Receptacle SATA 203.2mm 7 (Connector A), 7 (Connector B) Red -
RS Stock No. 193-0333
Mfr. Part No.SATA8
BrandStartech
HK$22.54
Each
units
7 Pin Receptacle SATA 7 Pin Receptacle SATA 203.2mm 7 (Connector A), 7 (Connector B) Red -
RS Stock No. 800-6823
Mfr. Part No.68561-0014
BrandMolex
HK$20.98
Each
units
Female SATA Female SATA 500mm 7 Red Serial ATA Cable
RS Stock No. 161-7917
Mfr. Part No.88751-1410
BrandMolex
HK$23.377
Each (In a Bag of 150)
units
Female SATA Pigtail 1.5m 4 Black/Black/Red/Yellow PVC
RS Stock No. 186-4031
Mfr. Part No.SAS43SAT1M
BrandStartech
HK$287.24
Each
units
Internal HD Mini SAS) Latching Plug, SFF-8643 (36 Pin Data) Plug, SATA (7 Pin 1m - White Internal Mini-SAS to SATA Cable
RS Stock No. 758-1562
Mfr. Part No.11.03.1561RS
BrandRoline
HK$35.81
Each
units
Male SATA Male SATA 1m - - Serial ATA Cable
RS Stock No. 758-1559
Mfr. Part No.11.03.1556RS
BrandRoline
HK$32.38
Each
units
Male SATA Male SATA 500mm - - Serial ATA Cable