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I have hard drive problems, how to test drive to board cable

As title says hard drive problems, disc utility can't repair. I put it in an external dock and booted from install dvd and disc utility says all is well. This drive was brand new a month ago. I ran disc repair and am now in the process of installing os 10.6. If it installs, and it looks like it will, how do I test the hard drive cable and plug?

Thanks Walt

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The only way to test the hdd cable is to replace it with a known good one and see if there is a difference.

Even a little shock can damage a spinning drive

you could try to erase the hdd and reinstall the os

You can find a hdd cable on eBay

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I did get the OS installed on the same hdd, so that's definitely not the problem. I used a usb hd dock and booted from the install dvd. It boots and works from external dock.

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Although it loaded, it now has the dreaded beachball. It freezes with the least provacation. I opened activity monitor and it showed hardly any cpu activity, like a .6 for system. If I click anywhere else it freezes and I need to force shutdown. There is no hard drive internally so I'm guessing it is just too much for it through usb. I'm 99% sure the root cause is the drive cable so I'll do that as soon as I can. Hopefully that cures its ills lol.

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