SATA Hard Drive Cables?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by qpawn, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. qpawn macrumors member

    Feb 2, 2003
    Howdy howdy howdy,

    I should be receiving my "bare" Seagate 250GB SATA hard drive soon. No cables and possibly no screws (sounds like my nightlife :rolleyes: ).

    I have a Dual 1.8 G5. I haven't opened it up recently and I am trying to wait until it arrives to shutdown.

    -What exactly is already down inside my G5. Cables, screws, gnomes?
    -Do I need to buy a SATA interface cable and SATA power cable?
    -What cable length would be best for the drive?

    Thanks, folks! :)
  2. cmvsm macrumors 6502a


    Nov 12, 2004
    You should be good to go. I just installed a 74 GB Raptor Drive and no cables needed. Apple got it right in terms of new drive installation.
  3. topgunn macrumors 65816


    Nov 5, 2004
    Inside you will find an empty drive bay with SATA cable and power waiting for a drive to connect to. You will also find 4 plastic knobbie type things that you will have to unscrew from the case and screw into the drive itself where the normal screws would typically go. These allow the drive to slide and lock into place. Once in place, just connect the two cables and reboot.
  4. pdpfilms macrumors 68020


    Jun 29, 2004
    The previous poster is correct, however you may want to install some Hard Drive Gnomes for regular maintenance purposes. They can be purchased at Be sure to get the $49 vocal upgrade, as having your hard drive gnomes sing to you is quite nice. If you treat them nice enough, they'll even pop gooey chocolate chip cookies out of the disc drive.
  5. freiheit macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2004
    Darn, I KNEW I should have gotten a G5 instead of a G4. All I got were goblins inside and what they put out through the disc drive ain't chocolate.
  6. ravenvii macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    At least you got goblins! I only got one measly troll in my Mac mini! And the only thing the little son of a gun puts out the drive is occasional goat hairballs.

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