Double length sata data cable by joining two?

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Can you join two sata data cables together to make a double length one with an extender and will it still work as well without any possible problems?

Is it getting near to the maximum length, what is the maximum length (without getting too close to maximum to risk loosing data)?
 


Yes, very easy to damage them.
Many sata cables have clips designed to hold the cables in place.
One needs to be careful in unclipping them.

If you need an external drive for backups and such, then the easiest is a USB enclosure. USB3.1 is fast enough to keep up with a conventional hard drive.

Esata is designed for such use also and will have plugs designed to be inserted/detached.
 

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I want to connect other drives with other operating systems instead, while disconnecting the normal drives (so no accidental formatting, viruses etc.)

I heard turning sata ports off in the bios software often doesn't really do much, and they are still on using power.
Also I have limited ports due to the mb having a sata port slowdown issue on most of the ports.
And I didn't want to buy external drives.

That's why I thought of the idea of two sata cables.
 

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