What cable for WD drive that has no shroud?

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  1. mrjayviper

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    But if there's no shroud on the drive for it to latch into, the external latch isn't going to do much. From the same OCAU sponsor, these cables appear closer to the obsolete Molex part number recommended by WD that follows the older SATA II era spec of using internal bumps to retain the cable.
     
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    yet another reason not to buy WDC drives, cheapskates.

    this is a tough one OP, not sure how they think this will work out for people.
     
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    eh, you won't find this on consumer drives, unless you break it out of an external enclosure.
     
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    This is the price you pay for shucking drives. All of my drives are shucked and have the same issue. All you can really do is make your cables secure so they don't move around on the pinouts. Another problem with the lack of shroud is that if you DO manage to find some cable that locks on, and it moves, it will damage the pinouts rather than falling off, which you certainly don't want to happen.

    Either make sure both your drive and the drive end of the cables are properly secured, or spend the extra and buy internal drives. Internal consumer drives don't have the issue, only shucked drives.
     

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