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I want to know that whether there are different sata cables for sata 3gbps and sata 6gbps drive or both have same cable
    
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Same cable.
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Yes, SATA cables are not classed so they are indeed the same cable.
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thanks for all your replies
    
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A cheap, low-quality 3gb/s cable may have problems with 6gb/s speeds where it can't keep up with the signal switching.

A high quality 3gb/s cable or a 6gb/s cable will work fine at 6gb/s speeds.

Cables are supposed to be built the same and that's why too many people say they are the same. Like any commodity, if a company can find a way to save 2 cents, they will.
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so which is the best brand of computer cables
    
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Originally Posted by sanket779292 View Post
so which is the best brand of computer cables
Several brands are good. Nippon Labs, OKgear, Link Depot.

I had an issue where a Sata II cable that came with my Asus board kept knocking my c300 down to a 3gb/s connection. I could reboot and it would say 6gb/s in the IRST control panel. Then I'd go later and recheck and it'd be down to 3gb/s again. I would confirm that by running a bench on it.

I searched everywhere for the solution for two weeks. Everyone telling me try this and try that. I finally ran across another guy that had the same problem and a cable solved his too. I change my cable and poof, works like it should.
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Contrary to popular belief, they are the same cable and there is no bandwidth limit so to speak on the cables.
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