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Author:   Dead_Homeboy
Date:   Feb 16, 13 at 8:00pm (PST)
Subject:   Sata cable
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I am putting a second HDD in and was planning on using the sata cable I got with a WD drive a while ago, but one end has this extra plastic chunk on it preventing me from plugging it in. The other end is normal. Is it okay to just cut the extra plastic off so it fits? I figure it must be there for a reason so I don't want to try it without knowing I won't ruin something.



Author:   Ren of Heavens
Date:   Feb 17, 13 at 8:15am (PST)
Subject:   re: Sata cable
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Can you take a photo of it?



Author:   Dead_Homeboy
Date:   Feb 17, 13 at 5:07pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Sata cable
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Here you go.



Author:   Ren of Heavens
Date:   Feb 19, 13 at 2:11am (PST)
Subject:   re: Sata cable
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Is that from an external drive? If so I assume it's just to secure the cable without putting strain on the connector (should you knock it etc), should be fine to cut it off.



Author:   Dead_Homeboy
Date:   Feb 19, 13 at 7:36am (PST)
Subject:   re: Sata cable
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No, I got it with a caviar black internal drive, which it doesn't fit. Maybe they put the wrong one in the package. Thanks.



Author:   Iceguy2003
Date:   Feb 25, 13 at 12:06pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Sata cable
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Yeah, it should be perfectly fine to cut that plastic crap off. Like Ren said, it appears to be something to secure the cable for a particular hard drive.



Author:   SgtMartin
Date:   Jul 16, 13 at 9:44pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Sata cable
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That looks like a protector. I've never seen that in all my years of IT.


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