Sata Cables: Something new I didn't know
Just received some interesting info from my father on SATA cables and what not to do with them.
This all came about because I had a server at home with "tidied" sata cables amongst others and Dads lecture mode went into full effect.
Apparently you should avoid the following:
- right angle bends or sharp bends in the cable (folding is waaay out!)
- looping cables (long ones obviously) into coils
- running cables close to each others for more than an inch or so (so no strapping them together in bundles)
It may seem obviously but apparently the above can cause the interference and results in data loss which, needless to say, you'd want to avoid.
Either way, I've just unbundled a bunch of cables and replaced a couple which I'd pretty much folder up and nylon strapped into a nice tidy bundle and lo' the server lockups I was experiencing have disappeared.
Anyways, thought I'd share as it'd never occurred to me before and might be a useful troubleshooting tip.