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    SATA 3 Cable and SATA 2 Cable

    Hi, I want to ask if there is a difference between the two cables when i use in my ssd and hdd. Because i have ssd that 6gbps sata 3 and also my hdd is sata 3 and also my motherboard support sata 3 6gbps. Now i don't know if my SATA 2 Cable will support if i insert it to SATA 3 on my board? or do i really need SATA 3 Cable to work it on my board.
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    Nope- a SATA cable is a SATA cable, although some may be made better than others, there's only one standard which works for SATA I, II and III.
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    ^ +1

    Calling a SATA cable a 'SATA III' cable is just a bunch of marketing crap so people buy more cables.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbentley View Post
    ^ +1

    Calling a SATA cable a 'SATA III' cable is just a bunch of marketing crap so people buy more cables.
    or so they spend more money on this so called sata iii cable vs a normal sata cable.


    bet you the so called sata iii cable is priced significantly higher than a regular sata cable.
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    Maximum pc did a test on a bunch of sata cables a few weeks ago. The conclusion was that it was really all the exact same thing. Speed differences were so minor that it does not matter.
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    Okay, thank's y'all for the great comment now i know that nothing to worry with the SATA cables if the difference is not much.
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