SATA Cables

What is SATA?

Short for Serial Advanced Technology Attachment, SATA is a connector interface used for computer bus connections, connecting a host bus adapter, to a mass storage device. Prior to SATA cables, PATA (Parallel ATA) technology was used to connect devices, newer SATA cable technology not only allows for faster data transfer but, when supported, SATA cables are suitable for hot plugging. SATA cables also utilise smaller cables than their PATA predecessors as well as providing an external interface, unlike PATA.

There are two types of connection most commonly found on a SATA cable, 4-pin or 15-pin connectors are standard with varying cable lengths. SATA cables can also be power split to enable connection of one port to two devices.

What is Hot Plugging?

Simply put, hot plugging is the capability to add or remove devices to a computer system whilst the system is switched on and running. As well as being able to add and remove devices while a machine is active, hot plugging functionality means operating systems can automatically recognise the device being added without any need to restarting.

SATA Devices

SATA cables are able to connect to a variety of devices and can utilise hot plugging technology only when decides and operating systems are compatible. Examples of SATA capable devices are.

• Hard disk drives
• Optical drives
• Solid state memory drives

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Description Price Connector A Connector B Length Number of Populated Ways Sheath Colour Cable Type
RS Stock No. 666-5060
BrandRS PRO
£3.21
Each
Units
4-Pin Molex SATA 150mm - Black/Red/Yellow Connector Cable Assembly
RS Stock No. 666-5066
BrandRS PRO
£3.90
Each
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4-Pin Molex SATA 120mm - - Connector Cable Assembly
RS Stock No. 666-5094
BrandRS PRO
£7.05
Each
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SATA x 4-Pin Molex SATA 1m - - Connector Cable Assembly
RS Stock No. 666-5079
BrandRS PRO
£4.71
Each
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4-Pin Molex SATA 100mm - - Connector Cable Assembly
RS Stock No. 186-4031
Mfr. Part No.SAS43SAT1M
BrandStartech
£24.99
Each
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SFF-8643 (36 Pin, Internal HD Mini SAS) Latching Plug SATA (7 Pin, Data) Plug 1m - White -
RS Stock No. 186-4032
Mfr. Part No.SAS8087S450
BrandStartech
£28.99
Each
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SFF-8087 (36 Pin, Internal Mini-SAS) Latching Plug SATA (7 Pin, Data) Latching Receptacle 500mm - Red -
RS Stock No. 144-8647
Mfr. Part No.11.03.1042-25
BrandRoline
£5.21
Each
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Female 15-Pin SATA Male 15-Pin SATA 300mm - Black, Orange, Red, Yellow Connector Cable Assembly
New
RS Stock No. 193-0318
Mfr. Part No.SATA18RA1
BrandStartech
£2.63
Each
Units
7 Pin Receptacle SATA 7 Pin Receptacle SATA 457.2mm 7 (Connector A), 7 (Connector B) Red -
New
RS Stock No. 193-0333
Mfr. Part No.SATA8
BrandStartech
£1.97
Each
Units
7 Pin Receptacle SATA 7 Pin Receptacle SATA 203.2mm 7 (Connector A), 7 (Connector B) Red -
RS Stock No. 186-4020
Mfr. Part No.SATA18LA1
BrandStartech
£3.99
Each
Units
SATA (7 Pin, Data) Receptacle SATA (7 Pin, Data) Receptacle 457.2mm - Red -
New
RS Stock No. 193-0330
Mfr. Part No.LSATA6
BrandStartech
£2.29
Each
Units
7 Pin Receptacle SATA 7 Pin Receptacle SATA 152.4mm 7 (Connector A), 7 (Connector B) Red -
New
RS Stock No. 193-0326
Mfr. Part No.SATA8RA1
BrandStartech
£2.26
Each
Units
7 Pin Receptacle SATA 7 Pin Receptacle SATA 203.2mm 7 (Connector A), 7 (Connector B) Red -
New
RS Stock No. 193-0323
Mfr. Part No.LSATARND12R1
BrandStartech
£3.60
Each
Units
7 Pin Receptacle SATA 7 Pin Receptacle SATA 304.8mm 7 (Connector A), 7 (Connector B) Black -
New
RS Stock No. 193-0319
Mfr. Part No.SLSATAF20
BrandStartech
£7.01
Each
Units
13 Pin Receptacle Slimline SATA 4 Pin Male LP4, 7 Pin Receptacle SATA 508mm 13 (Connector A), 4 (Connector B), 7 (Connector B) Red -
New
RS Stock No. 193-0335
Mfr. Part No.MCSATAF12S
BrandStartech
£9.86
Each
Units
16 Pin Receptacle Micro SATA 15 Pin Plug SATA, 7 Pin Receptacle SATA 304.8mm 16 (Connector A), 7 (Connector B) Red -
RS Stock No. 186-4021
Mfr. Part No.SATA18
BrandStartech
£2.99
Each
Units
SATA (7 Pin, Data) Receptacle SATA (7 Pin, Data) Receptacle 457.2mm - Red -
RS Stock No. 186-4030
Mfr. Part No.SATA22PEXT
BrandStartech
£7.99
Each
Units
SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 Pin) Receptacle SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 Pin) Plug 304.8mm - Red -
New
RS Stock No. 193-0332
Mfr. Part No.LSATA12RA1
BrandStartech
£2.40
Each
Units
7 Pin Receptacle SATA 7 Pin Receptacle SATA 304.8mm 7 (Connector A), 7 (Connector B) Red -
New
RS Stock No. 193-0329
Mfr. Part No.SATA12RA1
BrandStartech
£2.63
Each
Units
7 Pin Receptacle SATA 7 Pin Receptacle SATA 304.8mm 7 (Connector A), 7 (Connector B) Red -
New
RS Stock No. 193-0325
Mfr. Part No.SLSATAF12
BrandStartech
£5.13
Each
Units
13 Pin Receptacle Slimline SATA 4 Pin Male LP4, 7 Pin Receptacle SATA 304.8mm 13 (Connector A), 4 (Connector B), 7 (Connector B) Red -
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