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Summary 7:17-7:27 That's it for this lesson. In this lesson, we talked about SATA storage devices. We first talked about the SATA interface. We reviewed SATA cables. We reviewed the various SATA standards, and then we walked through the process of how you select the appropriate SATA devices. Installing a SATA Device 0:00-0:23 In this lesson, we will discuss how to install a SATA device in a PC system. Specifically, we're going to talk about how to install a SATA hard disk drive in a PC system. But be aware that the steps are pretty much the same, no matter what type of SATA device you're installing. The steps will be the same if you're going to install a SATA optical drive for instance, or maybe a SATA SSD drive. Install the Drive 0:24-1:17 Now the first thing we need to do is gather all the components together. We'll need the hard disk itself that we want to install, along with a SATA data cable. We'll also need to verify that the systems' power supply has an available SATA power connector. Now, on a modern power supply this shouldn't be a problem. But, be aware that on older power supplies, you may find that it only has a very limited number of SATA power connectors, and really old power supplies probably don't have a SATA connector at all. If you find yourself in this situation, you can purchase a very inexpensive adapter online that will allow you to connect SATA devices to an older 4-pin Molex power connector.
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Now, we don't have to worry about this issue with this system. The power supply has plenty of SATA power connectors available. So now that we know we have all the components that we need, the next step is to physically install the drive in the PC case. We'll slide this drive into an empty drive bay, and then secure it in place with four screws. Connect Power to the Drive 1:18-2:16 Now, before you actually tighten things down, you should really verify first, that the power and the SATA data cable can actually reach the drive. Now, with smaller cases this really isn't an issue,however, I have seen situations in very large PC cases, where a cable, especially the power cable from the power supply, won't actually reach the drive, if you put the drive in the wrong drive bay. Now, with the drive installed, the next step is to connect the drive to the power supply. So to do this, we need to find the appropriate cable coming from the power supply. Now, before you try to connect this cable, first match up the key on the connector on the cable, with the key on the connector on the drive itself. Occasionally, I have observed PC technicians try to connect the power connector upside down for upwards of 10 minutes, before they realize that they were doing it wrong. Save yourself the trouble and the embarrassment, by making sure that you have the connector oriented properly before you try to plug it into the drive.
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