Computer and Software Support

SATA requirements

To use SATA, here is the requirements (Click the links below for pictures of the item)

  1. Motherboard with SATA connections, or a PCI SATA card
  2. SATA data cables
  3. Power supply with SATA power connectors or a converter cable to turn a connector to a SATA power connector

If your system does not have SATA built in, you will have to use a PCI SATA card. If your power supply does not have a SATA power connector, then you will have to use a converter connector.

NOTE: you can have SATA and IDE drives in the same system.


SATA Connection








      SATA Data Cable




SATA Power connector




SATA Power connector adapter

For more information on SATA data cable, click here