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TheMadScot
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30L Chassis: suitable SATA data cable for 2nd 3.5" HDD installation

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I'm trying to source a suitable SATA data cable that will allow me to install a second 3.5" HDD into the 30L chassis; the right-angled SATA cable on the preinstalled 3.5" drive is very low profile.

 

I've tried third-party 90° drive head cables by Akasa and CableMatters, both of which protrude beyond the case edge by a few mm, meaning the hinged tool-free side panel will not close and lock.

 

If anyone can recommend a suitable low profile SATA data cable which will allow me to install a second 3.5" HDD into the 30L chassis, it'd be appreciated, thanks.

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UPDATE: I finally found a SATA data cable which is sufficiently low-profile enough at the drive connection end so as to allow me to install a secondary 3.5" HDD into the 30L chassis and let me close/lock the side panel. German company Kabel Direkt had a sleeved, braided cable in 60cm length that fits near perfectly (I'd have opted for the 30cm one instead, but it was out of stock)

 

Anyway, here's their product page, should anyone else need to install a 3.5" HDD drive into the very neat confines of the 30L's drive carriages.

 

https://kabeldirekt-store.de/index.php/computer-netzwerk/sata/lightning-kabel-slim-nylonnetz.html

 

The below shows the cable as installed, with a hairsbreadth of clearance between the moulded cable head, and the 30L side panel.

 

90 degree SATA data cable connected to 3.5" drive inside 30L chassis' drive carriage90 degree SATA data cable connected to 3.5" drive inside 30L chassis' drive carriage 

 

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