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Originally Posted by kikkO View Post

Can you guys imagine if Monster Cables made SATA cables?

"MONSTER 24k GOLD Plated, magnetically shielded, 12 gauge, kevlar sleeved ULTRA cable! For the low low price of $100 per inch!"

LOL This is what I was thinking. I always use the cheap SATA cables that come with the mobo or buy the cheapest ones available through Newegg. Never had a problem with the cheap ones and always get normal speeds when I do HDD or SSD speed tests.
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post #32 of 58
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Joking aside I've been using SATA cables that came with the motherboard for years, still chugging along.
 
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post #33 of 58
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Sata cables are like the Twinkie of computer parts lol

As Zombieland proved to us, twinkies DO have a shelf life...Sata cables apparently, do not.
post #34 of 58
No one has answered the question though. Asus specifically puts both Sata 2 and Sata 3 cables in the boxes with their motherboards. 4 of the cables are marked Sata 3 - and have white on the connectors, and 2 says Sata 2, and are pure black. Surely there's gotta be some sort of difference.
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post #35 of 58
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No one has answered the question though. Asus specifically puts both Sata 2 and Sata 3 cables in the boxes with their motherboards. 4 of the cables are marked Sata 3 - and have white on the connectors, and 2 says Sata 2, and are pure black. Surely there's gotta be some sort of difference.

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post #36 of 58
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No one has answered the question though. Asus specifically puts both Sata 2 and Sata 3 cables in the boxes with their motherboards. 4 of the cables are marked Sata 3 - and have white on the connectors, and 2 says Sata 2, and are pure black. Surely there's gotta be some sort of difference.

Nope no difference. Both cables have the same amount of wires and the same connectors smile.gif.

an HDMI 1.2 cable and a HDMI 1.4 cable are the almost the same. the 1.4 has 1 or 2 more wires.
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post #37 of 58
they should name the article "does the LENGTH of your sata cable matter?"




i still buy nice cables, not becuase of how much better they work. just for the fact they feel better and are usually more flexable.
     
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post #38 of 58
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Nope no difference. Both cables have the same amount of wires and the same connectors smile.gif.
an HDMI 1.2 cable and a HDMI 1.4 cable are the almost the same. the 1.4 has 1 or 2 more wires.

well, not to distract the thread, but 1.4 is supposedly for 3d enabled monitors/tv. again, could be crap info, so correct me if i'm wrong.
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post #39 of 58
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Nope no difference. Both cables have the same amount of wires and the same connectors smile.gif.
an HDMI 1.2 cable and a HDMI 1.4 cable are the almost the same. the 1.4 has 1 or 2 more wires.

Not really, since 1.4 has a faster clock rate and also has support for 4k, 3D, ARC, and ethernet.
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post #40 of 58
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Not really, since 1.4 has a faster clock rate and also has support for 4k, 3D, ARC, and ethernet.

The protocol does.... not the cable.
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