New Release Cables:
Alternatively referred to as a cord, connector or plug, a cable is one or more wires covered in a plastic covering that allows for the transmission of power or data between devices. There are two main types of computer cables, a data cable and a power cable.
A data cable is a cable that provides communication between devices. For example, the data cable (i.e., DVI, HDMI, or VGA) that connects your monitor to your computer and allows your computer to display a picture on the monitor. Other popular examples of data cables include the CAT5, IDE/EIDE, SATA, and USB cables.
A power cable is any cable that powers the device. For example, the power cord that connects to your computer and a Molex style cable inside the computer are both good examples of power cables.
Types of cables:
AT - Used with early keyboards
ATA - Used with hard drives and disc drives
Cat 5 - Used with network cards
Coaxial - Used with TV and projectors
Composite - Used with TV, projectors, and consoles. Also known as RCA cables.
DisplayPort - Used with computer monitors
DVI - Used with monitors, projectors, and other displays
e-SATA - Used with external drives
Firewire (IEEE-1394) - Used with digital cameras and external drives
HDMI - Used with monitors, projectors, DVD/Blu-ray players, and other displays
MIDI - Used with musical keyboards and other equipment
Mini plug - Used with headphones, microphones, speakers
Molex - Power cable used inside your computer
IDE/EIDE - Used with hard drives and disc drives
Parallel - Used with printers
PS/2 - Used with keyboards and mice
S-Video - Used with projectors, digital cameras, and other displays
S/PDIF - Used with DVD and surround sound.
SATA - Used with hard drives and disc drives
SCSI - Used with hard drives, tape drives, and disc drives
Serial (RS-232) - Used with a mouse and Modem.
Thunderbolt - Primarily used with Apple displays and devices
USB - Used with keyboard, mouse, printer, MP3 players, and thousands of other devices
VGA/SVGA - Used with monitors and projectors