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Does this drive come with the power and SATA cables or do I need to buy the cables separate ? Dec 26, 2013
This is a bare drive, meaning cables are NOT included. You'll need a SATA data cable (narrower one -- connector is just 1/2" wide), but your power supply has a SATA power cable (7/8" wide connector) unless it's a very old model, in which case you'll need an IDE-to-SATA adapter cable. The cheapest cables are fine. SATA data cables come with straight connectors or one or two 90 degree connectors. 90 degree connectors can be a problem if more than one has to be used and the connectors on the motherboards are in tandem rather than inline. Cheap cables are fine.
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Does the Gigabyte Z97x-GAMING 5 Motherboard comes with all the cables to power up this drive? May 24, 2014
While not familiar with that particular motherboard, I can't imagine it not supporting the 2 gByte Seagate drive. SATA is pretty much the common base for most drives in current equipment. There are a few Serial SCSI drives but they require significantly different connection, even though the appearance of the cable/drive interface looks quite similar. They are NOT interchangeable. I learned the hard way when ordering several 3 gByte drives for mirrored configuration in a Lenovo TS-140 server, which is not Serial SCSI (SAS) equip[ped. Thanks to Amazon's choice of sellers and the kindess and efficiency of the seller, themselves, a replacement was made and everything works fine now. Good luck with gaming. You've started your shopping at a great place.
does the bare mean that it is like the picture and you can see the parts inside or is it in the case with nothing else?? Jan 7, 2015
I think he wants to know if you can see the disk like they show in the photo.
Yes, it is.
I think it's compatible. I am using it in DS413j which specifies SATA 2 interface. I have no issue. SATA III device is backward compatible with SATA II controller.
NCQ isn't the interface, it stands for non command queueing. You will not need to defragment this HDD. It is a SATA 3 6gb/s capable drive.