Originally Posted by Blindrage606
i read the same thing in a build log a wile back... but also, i tried using some old SATA cables with a z68 build i was doing and some crucual M4s (just fro testing the drives).... i was stuck the 3GBs speed, so i looked it up... i will try to find the article
EDIT: found it
SATA Revision 3.0 introduces two connectors to bring SATA technology to
smaller devices. In addition to reducing overall connector size, these new connectors
meet the strict design requirements specific to applications where device profile is a
primary design consideration. The new 7mm optical disk drive (ODD) connector enables designers to create slimmer and lighter consumer electronic devices such as
notebooks, netbooks, and DVD players.
The new smaller Low Insertion Force (LIF) connector provides a more compact
form factor to accommodate even shorter and thinnerprofiled 1.8inch storage devices.
The LIF connector characteristics are particularly well suited for embedded storage
applications, which can best utilize the streamlined footprints of these new LIFSATA
SATA 6Gb/s Cabling
In the transition to SATA 6Gb/s, it will be important to use highquality cabling.
Problems may be related to the use of cables made from marginal materials that
perform at the edges of SATA 3Gb/s tolerances, which could become a failure point at the faster 6Gb/s signal rates. SATAIO therefore recommends that only high quality
cables and connectors be utilized for SATA 6Gb/s.
Cable manufacturers and all suppliers of SATA products are encouraged to
register their products on the SATAIO Integrators list. This list is available to the public
as a resource for determining reliable products that meet the SATA interface
pulled straight from here
http://www.serialata.org/documents/S...bs-to-6gbs.pdfEdited by eskamobob1 - 10/30/11 at 5:30pm