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Can a SATA II cable deliver SATA 3 Speeds?

post #1 of 11
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As the title suggests, I am wondering if a SATA II cable can work with a 6Gb/s SATA III Connection? I know it's a stupid question but out of curiosity I'd like too know.

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Edit: Bleh, never mind.
Edited by PiERiT - 8/1/11 at 10:41pm
    
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Sata III are the same as sata II cables, don't believe the marketing.

EDIT: Proof since the guy above me provided a made up an answer instead of fact

http://www.serialata.org/documents/SATA-6-Gbs-The-Path-from-3gbs-to-6gbs.pdf
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Well I'm wondering because I have like six SATA 3 cables but they're all "L" shaped connectors and my application calls for straight connectors on both ends and I have a lot of SATA II cables laying around.

My SSD is 6Gb/s

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all sata specs use the same 7-wire cable, it's just the protocol that changes.

cable doesn't make a bit of difference, cables marketed as "sata 6GB/s" are lies
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Originally Posted by Grief;14432932 
Sata III are the same as sata II cables, don't believe the marketing.

EDIT: Proof since the guy above me provided a made up an answer instead of fact

http://www.serialata.org/documents/SATA-6-Gbs-The-Path-from-3gbs-to-6gbs.pdf

I didn't make up an answer. I was citing answers from a couple Google searches that were apparently wrong. I corrected it.
    
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post #7 of 11
SATA cables has stayed the same throughout all the generations of SATA. Only the SATA controller and drives have changed.

SATA is not like USB where the cable keeps changing.
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You can use it. I am using SATA 2 cable on my CORSAIR FORCE 3 SSD at the moment.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Grief;14432932 
Sata III are the same as sata II cables, don't believe the marketing.

EDIT: Proof since the guy above me provided a made up an answer instead of fact

http://www.serialata.org/documents/SATA-6-Gbs-The-Path-from-3gbs-to-6gbs.pdf

Just to save people time, from your linked PDF:

"By allowing SATA 6Gb/s systems the ability to
utilize the same connectors and cables as SATA 3Gb/s systems..."
    
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biggrin.gif sweet! case modding continues!

Thanks to all that posted this cleared some confusion wink.gif
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