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alright, so i just discovered something simple.

apparently all sata cords arnt the same, and ive been running my system through 3gbs cords and not six.

i have 2 six and 2 regular

so, do i connect my SSD obviously through the six cord

what do i do with my other one? my blu-ray drive or my wdcb hdd? thank you very much
   
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I've used 3 gig cables on loads of 6 gig drives. I've never seen a difference in transfer rates.
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hmm, well i just want to make sure, i know im not a bencher or anything, but if im missing out on proformance, i want it lol
   
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I never knew they were different? You just have to plug them into proper sata ports.
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All sata cables are the same, only difference is the drive controller on the disk and sata port on the board.
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so why did my sabertooth come with 4 cables two labeled 6, and 3 gbs per second?

i always assumed they were all the same
   
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can someone tell me if blu-ray use 3gbs or 6? can i plug a blu ray into a marvell controller?
   
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Originally Posted by XAslanX View Post
All sata cables are the same, only difference is the drive controller on the disk and sata port on the board.
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apparently all sata cords arnt the same
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post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by ggoodd View Post
so why did my sabertooth come with 4 cables two labeled 6, and 3 gbs per second?

i always assumed they were all the same
That is a marketing ploy to think that it is a sata 6 cable.

From the SATA-IO committee: http://www.serialata.org/documents/S...Got-Faster.pdf

Quote:
SATA 6Gb/s Cabling
The same cables and connectors used for current SATA implementations can be
used to connect SATA 6Gb/s devices. SATA-IO recommends utilizing quality
components to ensure data integrity and robust operation at the fast 6Gb/s transfer rate.
Cables already at the threshold of 3Gb/s operating margins may experience lower
performance than expected at 6Gb/s due to an increased number of resends.
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Originally Posted by ggoodd View Post
can someone tell me if blu-ray use 3gbs or 6? can i plug a blu ray into a marvell controller?
You can plug it into either, sata 6 is backwards compatible with sata 3. Generally you want your HDD/SSD's plugged into sata 6.
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