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Vtec9000
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SATA cable for NUC11TNK?

Hi,

Looking at the tech spec I see a combined Data/power SATA connector, 16 pin.

Spec says 0.5mm contact pitch ZIF FPC/FFC with lock.

Have searched but unable to confirm correct cable, would a cable that goes from this to a normal SATA connector III.

New here so expect the answer is somewhere

Any help appreciated 

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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Cable comes with NUCs that have drive bay. Not sure why you would need any confirmation but, the connector at the drive end is for standard 2.5" SATA III HDD/SSD/SSHD of course.

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Vtec9000
Beginner
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Thanks, I have a slim version BNUC11TNKV70000 on order, realise I won't be able to put a 2.5" drive inside (NVME and B key SATA SSD's however will go inside) but was looking at running a SATA cable out to an old SSD drive I have, could be via a powered USB hub and common adapter if required.

Not 100% sure the slim version even has the SATA port though?

Should get it in a few days, look forward to setup etc.

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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The board used in the slim ('K') chassis is identical to the board used in the tall ('H') chassis, so the connector will be there, but you will not have a cable. I usually send folks to GoRite to purchase NUC SATA cables, but I do not see a 16-pin version in their catalog (only the older 22-pin version is there). You might want to contact them, however, as they will (hopefully) make one available (eventually).

A couple of comments:

  • Remember that B-Key M.2 connector can only support a 2242 size card. While this (IMHO) severely limits the available cards, there are some available.
  • Remember that the SATA connector only makes enough power available to support a standard 2.5" HDD/SSD/SSHD. It does NOT provide enough power to support a 3.5" HDD/SSHD.
  • There were one or two vendors who offered NVMe drives for B-key Connectors (i.e. only supporting two PCIe lanes). I do not remember whether they offered any in the 2242 size, however.

Hope this helps,

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Vtec9000
Beginner
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Good info thanks,

Drives I have to connect are

Samsung 1TB 980 Pro NVME , new for this project, C drive windows

https://www.amazon.co.uk/1TB-M-2-2242-Internal-Computer/dp/B08GLTFFGJ/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=1... To backup C mainly

Samsung 860 EVO SSD 2.5"

Maybe intel sell a spare 20 pin to normal SATA cable? (as used in tall version) Will try to ID the part number plus ask GoRite.

Question off topic, will connecting all these drives limit the Thunderbolt 4 ports bandwidth? I ask because I later plan making an eGPU using a 5700 XT I already have.  

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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So I talked to the PME responsible for this NUC and he tells me that the cable that GoRite describes as having 22 pins is, in fact, the correct cable. Apparently, the combined power/data assembly that connects to the drive has 22 pins in its connector but the cable only connects to 16 of these pins.

Bottom line, if you want a cable, here are links to where you can purchase one:

https://www.gorite.com/intel-nuc-internal-fpc-fcc-22-pin-sata-power-cable-for-2-5-inch-drives

or:

https://www.microsatacables.com/intel-nuc-internal-fpc-fcc-22-pin-sata-power-cable-for-2-5-inch-driv....

I believe that they ship to the UK.

Hope this helps,

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Vtec9000
Beginner
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Thanks, yes that 22 pin description had be confused for a while, really it is 16 to 22 pins, 6 redundant 

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