[Beowulf] SATA L shaped cable terminology question

Michael Di Domenico mdidomenico4 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 8 17:44:27 EST 2010


my guess would be there are two cables because the sata cables are not
overly flexible at the joint

having the connector tail in either the up direction or down direction
could save a loop of cable in the chassis

On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 3:28 PM, David Mathog <mathog at caltech.edu> wrote:
> SATA cables may be purchased with an L shaped connector.  I just looked
> at 10 of them and they were all like this when looking into the open end
> of the angled connector (ASCII art):
>
>  +-------------------+
>  |                   |
>  |  --------------+  |
>  |                |  |
>  +------+    +-------+
>         |    |
>         |    |
>         |    |
>         |    |
>
>
> There are some cables out there labeled as "left angle" cables.  SOME of
> those have associated pictures like the one above, and others like the
> one below:
>
>  +-------------------+
>  |  |                |
>  |  +-------------+  |
>  |                   |
>  +------+    +-------+
>         |    |
>         |    |
>         |    |
>         |    |
>
> The question is, are all cables labeled as "Left angle" supposed to look
> like the lower illustration?  (My guess is that this is the case and the
> illustrations which aren't like this are erroneously from the "right
> angle" variant of the cable.)
>
> Thanks,
>
> David Mathog
> mathog at caltech.edu
> Manager, Sequence Analysis Facility, Biology Division, Caltech
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