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Old 02-15-08, 07:15 AM   #1
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So I went to plug my Seagate hard drive in and the sata connector on the hard drive just fell off. I just plugged it in normally, like I have before a thousand times, and it just snapped off. Do you know of any place that can fix something like that? I called up seagate and they didnt help me at all. What can I do?
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Old 02-15-08, 11:45 AM   #2
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I'd like to know that too.
One of my 36GB Raptors is like that, been using it for the last 3 years with the broken piece of plastic stuck in the cable plug (to fit), just hope the cable holds otherwise I really have to look for a fix.

edit: I'm pissed that hdd manufacturers don't apply the same simple protection we see on motherboards (the shell around the plug).
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Old 02-15-08, 12:12 PM   #3
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I really like that Western Digital provides that thick blue-block connector for their retail drives. The SATA power cable still sucks, though. Molex FTW.
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Old 02-15-08, 01:57 PM   #4
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So I went to plug my Seagate hard drive in and the sata connector on the hard drive just fell off. I just plugged it in normally, like I have before a thousand times, and it just snapped off. Do you know of any place that can fix something like that? I called up seagate and they didnt help me at all. What can I do?
That might explain why it fell off
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Old 02-15-08, 02:32 PM   #5
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That might explain why it fell off
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http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=3185

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Old 02-17-08, 09:07 AM   #7
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I'd like to know that too.
One of my 36GB Raptors is like that, been using it for the last 3 years with the broken piece of plastic stuck in the cable plug (to fit), just hope the cable holds otherwise I really have to look for a fix.

edit: I'm pissed that hdd manufacturers don't apply the same simple protection we see on motherboards (the shell around the plug).
Same here.

The plastic is very brittle

major design flaw in sata connector, Should have been like USB.
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I've broken a SATA cable this way, but not a hard drive connection. It was in a P180 case too.
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yah i've never found cable routing easy in a P180 case. i dread opening mine
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