Sata help plz?
does a (6x female Sata III to 1x female Sata III) exist i imagen something like the pic below but a data version not power
- opurtLv 71 month ago
No. SATA data connections are one-to-one. You can only have as many drives as you have ports available. If you need more, you need to add an expansion card if you can, or use external connections like with a USB to SATA converter.
- AdrianLv 71 month ago
You show a SATA power cable, which can power many drives. SATA data cable is a one to one design, you cannot chain SATA data lines.
- ∅Lv 71 month ago
because of the nature of SATA, one cable is needed for each data line. trying to share a line with multiple data streams is a bad idea, and SATA has never done that. if you look at the older parallel ATA cables, that is exactly what they did, and they were quite slow.
SATA cables are not parallel, they are serial, which is why they are called Serial ATA.
SATA cables are CONSIDERABLY thinner than the old parallel cables, so count yourself lucky on that point.
you can get virtually any length of SATA data cable you need, so just buy a longer one.