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Some notes on 3ft cables

post #1 of 9
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Recently, I bought 3ft cables from newegg, and I quickly found out they do NOT work. I ran through a plethora of issues, finally coming to the conclusion that my other cables, the normal (18 inch) ones work fine....So to all of you out there who are thinking of buying long cables, buyer beware

One note: The SATA spec does say that 3ft is doable, but obviously this is not true- Perhaps it is just in my case, but I wanted to give you all a heads-up on what is/went wrong with my cables.
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post #2 of 9
Same goes for IDE. More than 2ft is a no-go. I thought SATA was different though.
Yeah, how does this work then?
post #3 of 9
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I dunno dude

Perhaps it was the fact that I was in a TechStation, and they aren't shielded against EMI?
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I just bought 2 3-ft belkin cables, and they work fine
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Again, I reference the non-EMI condition- Perhaps it was the issue that it wasn't grounded or there was EMI from my monitor?
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post #6 of 9
Sounds reasonable.
post #7 of 9
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Well, we all know what this means now...I'm gonna have to try this out and see if it works inside my case...WTG RyGuy, you're makin' more work for me!
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post #8 of 9
You're welcome. Call it payback.
post #9 of 9
My 3ft cost me a little more than normal sata cables.. i think it was about 9$ per cable. They are shielded better supposely maybe thats why.
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