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Okay, so I just bought a SSD a last week, and after later delivery it showed up at my office yesterday morning.

It's a SATA III HDD, but all I have is SATA II cables. Is there a difference between the cables? If so I'll go pick one up tonight on my way home.

Thanks,
-ne0h
Edited by ne0h - 6/26/12 at 11:32am
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Okay, so I just bought a SSD a last week, and after later delivery it showed up at my office yesterday morning.
It's a SATA III HDD, but all I have is SATA II cables. Is there a difference between the cables? If so I'll go pick one up tonight on my way home.
Thanks,
-ne0h


EDIT: Solved, thanks.
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What did you find out in regards to this?
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What did you find out in regards to this?

SATA III cables will provide full speed to SATA 1.5/3/6 GB/s devices when used on a SATA III board.

SATA II Cables will provide only 3GB/s when used on a SATA III Board with SATA III Hard Drives due to cable limitations.

In other words, if you have a SATA III cable it will provide full speed to all SATA devices. If you have a cable for SATA II it will only provide up to the speed it's designed for.
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Originally Posted by Skyler2Dope View Post

What did you find out in regards to this?

SATA III cables will provide full speed to SATA 1.5/3/6 GB/s devices when used on a SATA III board.

SATA II Cables will provide only 3GB/s when used on a SATA III Board with SATA III Hard Drives due to cable limitations.

In other words, if you have a SATA III cable it will provide full speed to all SATA devices. If you have a cable for SATA II it will only provide up to the speed it's designed for.

What?

Whether they are plain old SATA, SATA 2, or SATA 3 cables they all have the same though put. The only difference b/w any SATA cable is the quality of the material used in the cable. (Read the testing results and more info here)
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SATA III cables will provide full speed to SATA 1.5/3/6 GB/s devices when used on a SATA III board.
SATA II Cables will provide only 3GB/s when used on a SATA III Board with SATA III Hard Drives due to cable limitations.
In other words, if you have a SATA III cable it will provide full speed to all SATA devices. If you have a cable for SATA II it will only provide up to the speed it's designed for.

Your research is wrong. A SATA cable is a SATA cable, as shown in Sean's link, there is virtually no differences and is a marketing gimmick.
Edited by Murlocke - 6/26/12 at 3:42pm
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