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I'm still using an old IDE harddrive and have no experience with SATA devices.

1. Are there different types of SATA cables or will any SATA cable work with all of the revisions of SATA (SATA I, II and III)?

2. Some motherboards that are available over here come with only a single SATA cable. So if one wants to add another HDD or an optical drive then he would have to buy a new cable. What should one look for on the cable when buying a new SATA cable for SATA II and III compatible devices?
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All sata cables are the same, so it doesn't matter which ones you get. Many tests have been done on this.
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Sata cables are all exactly the same function wise. and yes if it only comes with 1 SATA cable then yes you will have to buy more. And yes any SATA cable will be ok.
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All the same..

Here is the article "BiG_LiG" might be talking about...

Is Your SATA Cable Slowing Down Your Data Transfers?
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/your_sata_cable_slowing_down_your_data_transfers_max_pc_investigates
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Originally Posted by hyperkite View Post

All the same..

Here is the article "BiG_LiG" might be talking about...

Is Your SATA Cable Slowing Down Your Data Transfers?
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/your_sata_cable_slowing_down_your_data_transfers_max_pc_investigates
Yeah that's one of them, a good one, the 6ft cable worked but not the 9ft.
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