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#1 cjloki

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:00 AM

i spent the morning fussing with the gamer rig, not booting, hard disk read error messages, partially booting then freezing, and then hard disk not found message when i decided to reformat and start over from scratch,....just when i had everything open and was ready to pull the new velociraptor and rma back to the egg, i thot "i better check this cable" and it's a good thing i did,....changed the sata cable to an old tried and true asus sata and booted right up faster than ever...wat a pita !

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:03 AM

At least you didn't have to RMA it. :P

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:26 AM

At least you didn't have to RMA it. :P

oh man, i thot for sure it was the hard drive at first and got kinda pissed,...i'm really happy it wasn't that after all...
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:54 AM

Is that one of the ones that come with gigabyte motherboards? I had one of them die on me too.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:01 AM

Looks like a biostar cable, if it is one gave me a hard time on a new ssd, after a week of errors and no boots I changed it and worked perfect . Always the first thing you should check but always the final step before rma and a lot of headaches. :biggrin:

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:14 AM

I love my 6 year old evga cables. :)

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:43 AM

I've had faulty cables cause Permanent SMART errors...that sucks
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:50 AM

Looks like a biostar cable, if it is one gave me a hard time on a new ssd, after a week of errors and no boots I changed it and worked perfect . Always the first thing you should check but always the final step before rma and a lot of headaches. :biggrin:

man ! ,...good eye spike !! ...yup it's an old biostar cable that was left over from a repair job i did like last year, or before that even,...i haven't had any complaints or issues from that job, so it must be just this..

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:33 AM

I've had bad SATA cables, it's usually the last thing you'd expect to be bad. I even had a bad power cable once, who would suspect that?
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:24 AM

When any of my HDD or ODD doesn't work, the first thing I always do is to check that drive with other SATA cables.
Most of those cables lasts ~2 years after 24x7 use. Actually, what more can we expect from those cheap cables? ;)
Glad that's only SATA cable in your case too.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:19 AM

Most cables last far longer than 2 years unless you abuse them...

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:59 AM

You mean you're not supposed to tie them in knots when cable managing to keep them out of the way? Crap...:lol:

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