Originally Posted by theturbofd
Well can you believe this, it was the cable -_- Idk why it was the cable considering it's brand new but I used the 6gb/s white SATA cables that came with my mobo and it seems to be fine.
I kinda thought that was worth a try. Don't see that very often, but it can happen.
Originally Posted by rui-no-onna
I reckon this is more a case of poor quality control rather than it being SATA I/II/III.
I agree, when a SATA cable can be $3, more or less, what does it cost to manufacture? Do they even test them besides say for continuity, if that? Four 26 gauge (hopefully!) wires, some foil shielding (again, hopefully! Round SATA cables can have wire shielding too), each connector probably costs more than the cable portion. Then the flat style cables are folded two or thee times to fit in a small bag, just what thin wires need.
There is actually a spec about the number of "insertions" a SATA cable connector should withstand and still work, which I believe is about 50. Sounds like plenty and not at the same time.
We all know how different SATA connectors fit on mother board SATA ports, some tight and others loose from the start. Usually worse on SSDs, I still think it's a miracle they work as well as they do.
Some of the Samsung 830 "upgrade kit" SSDs had a cable included, which I thought was an above average cable. My "old" Intel 510 SSD came with the cheapest looking cable I ever saw. Cables with mobos, usually look pretty good but I never use them, I hate long cables.