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WD SecureConnect Serial ATA Cable Review

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:28 am

The Western Digital SecureConnect SATA cable technology is designed to keep your cable in place and strengthens the drive-cable connection by more than 500%. We take a quick look at the SecureConnect, which is something that might make your life easier for under $10! Read on to see if you are using the right SATA cable.

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Postby Evilsizer » Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:24 am

well im not update on the whole SATA shindig. I did install one in my backup rig. No where on the seagate drive was a 4pin molex connector. would this by why the secure connect only works with WD drives?
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Postby SAMSAMHA » Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:05 pm

interesting product from WD. It's a nice product for the easily loose SATA, however I am not sure if all the HD will have the same distance that will fit exactly on that connector. Despite the fact ahtt all HD should have the same connector, sometimes they are just ever so slightly off.
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Postby Apoptosis » Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:23 pm

Evilsizer wrote:No where on the seagate drive was a 4pin molex connector. would this by why the secure connect only works with WD drives?


This is one of the reasons, but other drives lack the slots that the SecureConnect fit in. Take a closer look at this photo:

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Notice how the standoffs on the SecureConnect don't have a slot in the Seagate drive? That's the major reason -- ie: you can't even plug it in.

SAMSAMHA wrote:interesting product from WD. It's a nice product for the easily loose SATA, however I am not sure if all the HD will have the same distance that will fit exactly on that connector. Despite the fact that all HD should have the same connector, sometimes they are just ever so slightly off.


It should fit on every SATA drive that Western Digital makes currently for their desktop consumer line. The connector should not be off at all since all of the back plates are made in a plastic mold they should be nearly identical!

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Postby -mogwai » Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:09 pm

what a sweet product
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