Question Help with cable id

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Hi everyone,
Im hoping someone could help me identify a cable. I have just picked up an Asrock Beebox and Im trying to fit a hard drive to it. It needs a cable from the sata hard drive to the motherboard with a sata connection and a power connection. I have seen these cables with a normal power connection but the one on the motherboard is tiny and I cant find one of these cables anywhere. I dont know how to insert an image of it here or even if Im allowed to.

If anyone can point me to where I can find one of these I would be most grateful. I have searched all over Amazon and I cant fine one with the tiny power connector.

Many Thanks
Matt
 

RealBeast

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Even the barebones model should include the PCIe data and power connector cables. If you didn't get them you should contact Asrock and they will send you one. I would use THIS to contact them.

From your manual:
1.1 Package Contents
• Beebox series Barebone System with:Beebox series ChassisMotherboard (pre-installed)WiFi-802.11ac + BT Module (pre-installed)*The barebone system does not include memory, hard drive and mSATA SSD.
• Power Adapter (36W/12V) & Power Plug
• SATA Data and Power Cable
• mSATA Screw
• VESA Mount Bracket & Screw Package
• Remote Controller
• Support CD
• Quick Installation Guide
 
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Thank you RealBeast, I will try and contact them. I was given it by a friend so I didnt buy it and they have no idea where the cable went. Thats why I was trying to find one on Amazon.
 

LinuxDevice

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You might want to include the exact model. If you can take a picture of the particular connector, then that might help too. Obviously @RealBeast is correct that you should ask the vendor, but that might take more time. Here is a big image search, perhaps you can find an existing picture.

I am guessing this is the cable you are after (but not the droids!):
https://www.techpowerup.com/review/asrock-beebox/images/sata_cable.jpg
(which is from this article)

It is worth noting that the main connector is just a combined power plus data in a single housing, and the power part adapts standard SATA to 4-pin Molex power. The only thing unusual about this is that it puts it all together in a single housing.
 
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Thank you for the reply LinuxDevice. Yup I think that's the one. It looks just like that. One cable into the SSD and then two cables out. One being the SATA on the motherboard and the other a tiny power one.
Cant find them anywhere though but at least now I know they do exist!!!
Matt
 

RealBeast

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Thank you RealBeast, I will try and contact them. I was given it by a friend so I didnt buy it and they have no idea where the cable went. Thats why I was trying to find one on Amazon.
Proprietary cables can be tough when they are newer. I couldn't find any on Amazon, EBay, or a couple other cable specific sites, which is why I suggested contacting Asrock.
 
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Thank you RealBeast. I have emailed Asrock so hopefully they will help.
I really do appreciate you taking the time to answer.
 

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