Custom Case Modding - Shortening SATA cable

By bushwhacker
Nov 19, 2007
  1. Gentlemen,

    Is it possible to shorten the SATA cable? Let says i want most off, leaving just few inch between the HD and the MB ?

    Is there a guide out there, i googled it, it is not there, anyway.

    Any help?

    Same thing with IDE cable too.
  2. guitto

    guitto TS Rookie Posts: 45

    Unless you're very precise, don't. There are 2'-4' cables I've seen come with MoBo's before, so Im sure you can find some place to buy them. My advice is don't risk it.

    EDIT 2 inches - 4 inches, not feet ^^
  3. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 783

    What about the IDE cable?

    I would like to shorten it to.. like 3 inches.

    EDITED =

    Again, sorry, it is for my Slim desktop project, which my dvd burner will be just above the MB, the cable will be drop directly to there.
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    It should work fine and be easy to do. I lengthened a sata cable with no problems at all.
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