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SCSI Cables Keep Coming Loose!

The scsi and/or power cables keep coming loose. Is there any way to secure them?

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Just throw your cable in your dog house and buy a new one. thanks.

Posted on Aug 23, 2008

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I use electrical tape for such things. Just wrap it around the cable and then tape it to the tower. It is pretty safe and is easy to remove.

Posted on Aug 23, 2008

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Good morning! Please make sure that the drive’s power and SATA cables are properly connected. If the Serial ATA host adapter card is installed in a 64-bit PCI slot on the system motherboard, move the card to a 32-bit slot.

Verify that only one power cable (either SATA or legacy) is connected to the drive. Check to see that the power connector and SATA interface cable are securely attached and that the
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