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post #1 of 10
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Okay I'm picking up a couple of OEM Raptors (Serial ATA 150) and I need cables for them. But I'm not sure which to get - SATA II or SATA 150.

Obviously SATA 150 would be the clear choice I would think, but each cable seems to have the same connectors so does it really matter? Does one cable allow for high data transfer? Thanks.
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post #2 of 10
i believe you could use the sata II cables with the sata 1.5 drives but you would only get sata 1.5 performance. however if in the future you buy a sata II drive oem, you already have a sata II cable for it.
    
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post #3 of 10
there is no performance difference between the cables! It's just a marketing gimmick. Also, none of the exsiting SATA II drives comes even close to utilizing the bandwidth of SATA I, let alone SATA II. The hardware of the drives limits the bandwidth. Only in RAID arrays can you see results somewhat approaching the limits of SATA.
    
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So then either cord will work fine then? Basically go with the cheapest?
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post #5 of 10
yes definately, i use a sata II cable with my 150Gb Raptor and i works like a charm
    
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post #6 of 10
there isnt a diffrence, (well barely..) and any cable would be fine. if your desprate for a sata cable, i could send you one real cheap for postage. =)
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post #7 of 10
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Good enough then. I'm placing an order with newegg and might as well get them there. Thakns for the offer though. Rep to all.
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post #8 of 10
I read somewhere that SATA II cables have better shielding, however when it comes to performance, there is no gain, either or will give you the same results.
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post #9 of 10
Hmm I thought the only difference between the 2 types is that the sataII cables have that clip on the end so the cables don't slip off the connector.
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post #10 of 10
From what I knew there was No difference between the cables .
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