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    it loses contact causing skipping and sometimes shutting off or going into pio mode.

    3rd cable ive tired and the lastest is a locking one.

    got better but acting up again now, funny cuz my sata drive before it was never a problem so maybe its just on the harddrive side...

    anyways think i should hot glue it?
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  • #2
    That is why I say use IDE in the car. You will never max out the bus, and the connector will not come loose.

    As to secure what you have, cables are cheap so why not.
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    • #3
      yea, but wheres a tb ide harddrive.
      haha

      just worried that it will never come apart again without having to use a heat gun or something, or if the drive gets really hot might melt it at the connector, tho it is a WD "green" drive.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by 84RegalRider View Post
        yea, but wheres a tb ide harddrive.
        haha

        just worried that it will never come apart again without having to use a heat gun or something, or if the drive gets really hot might melt it at the connector, tho it is a WD "green" drive.
        It shouldnt get that hot. At worst the glue will get gooey and it will be the same as what you have now.

        And a 1Tb HD in the car isnt the best either since all +400Gb drives are vertical platters, which are much easier to become damaged on bumps. Horizontally aligned memory can take more brusing before it becomes invalid.
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        • #5
          sata has got to be the worst cable in the world , stupid thing is as loose as hell, switching to pata soon...unless someone comes up with a solution..
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          • #6
            Perhaps something that latches?
            Like these: http://www.startech.com/category/cab...bles/list.aspx
            Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
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            • #7
              sata cables I got fit snug.
              got a 5" left angle/straight with latches for less than 3bux.
              No excess cables in the small case.

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              • #8
                already got the latching kind, happens less often but still happens
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                • #9
                  Same here, my Sata cables fit really snug, infact its a battle to get them off the MoBo, HDD and DVD rom. The only thing that feels loose is the Sata power connector, but so far that hasnt come off either.
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                  • #10
                    hot glue is fine, you dont need to cover it totally, just pop a small bit on each side of the plug, then you can bleak it off easy if you need to.

                    or 3 blobs, you might as well secure teh power on too while you are there, in case its that

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
                      It shouldnt get that hot. At worst the glue will get gooey and it will be the same as what you have now.

                      And a 1Tb HD in the car isnt the best either since all +400Gb drives are vertical platters, which are much easier to become damaged on bumps. Horizontally aligned memory can take more brusing before it becomes invalid.
                      Please elaborate on vertical platters vs horizontal platters. Is this some sort of new technology? As far as I can recall with regard to IDE and SATA hard drives, is that all platters are fixed in a horizontal position.

                      Are you mounting the hard drives on its thin side and calling them vertical platters?

                      To the original poster, hot glue works great.
                      Only apply the glue to the cable tips, then quickly insert them. That way, when removed, most of the glue sticks to the SATA cable itself, and not so much on the hard drive.
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                      • #12
                        didnt work, ill try the power cable next but maybe WD "green" drives just suck.
                        haha
                        damn its annoying too.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by dMand View Post
                          Please elaborate on vertical platters vs horizontal platters. Is this some sort of new technology? As far as I can recall with regard to IDE and SATA hard drives, is that all platters are fixed in a horizontal position.

                          Are you mounting the hard drives on its thin side and calling them vertical platters?

                          To the original poster, hot glue works great.
                          Only apply the glue to the cable tips, then quickly insert them. That way, when removed, most of the glue sticks to the SATA cable itself, and not so much on the hard drive.
                          1Tb, drives are only available because of "perpendicular recording". Basically vertical instead of horizontal recording. But ~400Gb is where it gets hairy with standard recording. Remeber how hard drive size took a while at 320Gb and 400Gb, then some 500Gb but they were really really expensive? Well that is because they needed to be perfect to work. With perpendicular recording it just like making a smaller capacity standard drive. More densely packed data means every little bump can wipe out a total sector instead of just part of 1 meaning it is less reliable.

                          From this article: http://www.technologyevangelist.com/...chmark_th.html

                          Before we try to answer that question let us look at perpendicular recording to understand how this latest improvement works. The recording basics really have not changed since the beginning. Magnetic spots are created on a rotating disk surface that can be detected by a magnetic pick-up known as a read head. The spots are actually oblong on the surface of the disk along the direction of travel. The read head senses the magnetic field of the spot and identifies it as either a digital 0 or 1 depending upon the direction of the magnetic field. Over time ways were found to make the spots smaller and smaller and tracks closer and closer until it appeared that no further improvement could be made.



                          Looking at the illustration above, the dark arrows represent the magnetic spot son the disk looking at a cross section of the disk, with the pick-up sitting above the disk detecting the magnetic fields as the disk rotates. The practical density limit of this approach was reached about 2 years ago. What to do? Well it turns out that a Japanese professor; Professor Sun-ichi Iwasaki in 1975 came up with the idea of creating vertical magnetic spots instead of horizontal spots. Sounds easy but it required a lot of hard work with materials, design and manufacturing techniques to make it work. But finally all the problems were solved. Below is the equivalent illustration for perpendicular recording. As you can see,several spots can be squeezed into the same horizontal space as was achieved with horizontal recording.

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                          • #14
                            Aah, I see. You are referring to the recording characteristics of the hard disk, and not how the platters are mounted in the drive.

                            You said that "all +400Gb drives are vertical platters".

                            Platters, are the disks inside a hard drive. They have always been fixed in the horizontal position, provided that the end user secures the device properly.

                            The round frisbee looking deal with a mirror reflection seen below is a platter:


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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by dMand View Post
                              Aah, I see. You are referring to the recording characteristics of the hard disk, and not how the platters are mounted in the drive.

                              You said that "all +400Gb drives are vertical platters".

                              Platters, are the disks inside a hard drive. They have always been fixed in the horizontal position, provided that the end user secures the device properly.

                              The round frisbee looking deal with a mirror reflection seen below is a platter:


                              Perhaps there's a little bit of confusion on your behalf. No pun intended.

                              Yeah I know a platter is the physical disk part. I thought it was obvious what I was talking about though...
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