Can anyone tell me if the colour of SATA data cables is significant?
I have a new Dell Vostro 270 MT and I've taken an old HDD from my old PC and installed it in the new one. The new machine didn't have a spare SATA data cable so I took one from the old machine. In both machines the data cables were blue for connecting to the HDD and orange for connecting to the DVD drive.
I had to reuse the orange cable from the old machine because the blue one wasn't long enough. Everything seems fine, the old HDD is working nicely in the new machine.
I cannot see anything on the internet that implies there could be a difference. It just seemed odd that Dell have been using the same colour scheme on two different models several years apart. My concern is that in ignorance, I may be doing something daft.