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Well purchased these cables from Monoprice http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

Because the description reads 6GB sata3 and in my haste COMPLETELY missed how it said Sata 2 in the category... then when I received them and googled the part number for Okgear (GC18AKM) and see they are Sata 2 cables I almost wanted to cry, partially for my stupidity and partially for trusting monoprice so much!

PS - had no idea which was the proper forum to post this in- yes, I know I haz no sata 3 devices...YET... I plan on making a bulldozer or Ivy bridge upgrade in coming months and was purchasing ahead of curve
    
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post #2 of 7
Good thing monoprice is cheap.
And bulldozer won't be out till end of June, so no worries about time constraints yet.
    
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Yar, cheap was what kept me from /nerdrage

BTW- *** is a crimping sata? I just purchased a DVD drive and pulled the sata cable out of the box... only to find out one end has a sata connector and the other end has a flat connector on it (no L shape)... the plastic on that end says Crimping Sata...

I am just having all kinds of bad luck with components I look at tonite
    
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post #4 of 7
well tbh there is no dif between 6gbps and 3gbps cables.
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SATA cables are all the same...
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SATA cables are all the same...
^ this

i am using some old sata I (150m/s) cables that came with an old mobo
they work just fine for sata2 drives, and will work for sata3 drives
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The only difference between SATA cable specifications is SATA 1 has no locking clips while SATA 2 and 3 do. Electrically they are exactly the same and are completely interchangeable. Some do use higher quality components than others, but the specifications are the same so you will be fine. About the only problem you might have is using some of the old SATA 1 cables on a SATA 3 SSD that can come close to saturating the SATA 3 pipe as some of the early SATA 1 cables weren't built that well and without the locking clip they don't always fit as snuggly as they should, especially if they have been used for a long time. As long as it has the locking clip you should be fine.
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