Beware of cables when installing hard drives

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OK, with the new M.2 SSDs and also lots of SSDs, you do need to be careful when building machines. Here are some notes:

  1. The new M.2 slots on motherboards share PCI Express slots with SATA. So when you install your SSDs, make sure you do not use the SATAs that are dedicated to the M.2 slots.
  2. There are certain power cables that are *not* compatible with each other. Use the power cables that come with your modular supply. I just had a friend who fried two SSDs by use different cables on a supplies. Some cables have their power and grounds inverted as these cables are *not* standard. Beware!

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