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I am in search of longer SATA cables - is SATA the same as SATA II as far as cables go?
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There is no such thing as a SATA II cable
    
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There is no such thing as SATA-II either. It is now called SATA-IO...IO = International Organization as per the group that creates the SATA specifications.

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Originally Posted by Serial ATA International Organization
Dispelling the Confusion: SATA II does not mean 3Gb/s
The term SATA II has grown in popularity as the moniker for the SATA 3Gb/s data transfer rate, causing great confusion with customers because, quite simply, it’s a misnomer.

The first step toward a better understanding of SATA is to know that SATA II is not the brand name for SATA’s 3Gb/s data transfer rate, but the name of the organization formed to author the SATA specifications. The group has since changed names, to the Serial ATA International Organization, or SATA-IO.

The 3Gb/s capability is just one of many defined by the former SATA II committee, but because it is among the most prominent features, 3Gb/s has become synonymous with SATA II. Hence, the source of the confusion.
Source = Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO)

...But yeah, all SATA cables are the same as already said.

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Sata II is same as sata is the same as sata 3.0... so anyways...

I like to look here for my cables, they have a large selection, and great prices!

http://www.svc.com/sata.html

PS: hows the burgh? I moved to Alabama... i think im gonna miss the snow around x-mas time
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thanks guys - thats what I figured, always good to check first.

I need them a little longer since in my case the hard drives sit down in the bottom and my motherboard is flipped upside down. My sata ports are at the top of the case. And I also wanted to route them behind the motherboard for a cleaner look. I got 24" - that should definitely be enough. The standard 18" were not cutting it.
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Originally Posted by pbasil1 View Post
Sata II is same as sata is the same as sata 3.0... so anyways...

I like to look here for my cables, they have a large selection, and great prices!

http://www.svc.com/sata.html

PS: hows the burgh? I moved to Alabama... i think im gonna miss the snow around x-mas time

Its great - the weather has been holding back. Although I think were in for a big one this year. Other than that - the Steelers suck and the Penguins have huge potential.
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Uh.. I did read somewhere that you need SATA 3.0Gb/s cables for SATA 3.0Gb/s bandwidth. The only ones i could ever find, though, were some SilverStones on newegg.
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Its great - the weather has been holding back. Although I think were in for a big one this year. Other than that - the Steelers suck and the Penguins have huge potential.
So the pens are back? Finally its been yrs since they were good. Ya my buddy in monroeville said there was some crappy weather a few weeks ago or something... I know im gonna miss all the money i made snow plowing
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Originally Posted by The Hundred Gunner View Post
Uh.. I did read somewhere that you need SATA 3.0Gb/s cables for SATA 3.0Gb/s bandwidth. The only ones i could ever find, though, were some SilverStones on newegg.
uh. no. the cables are the same.
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