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ok i bought this hardrive oem http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku...&view=detailed
and this dvd rw oem http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=10&subcat=349
,neither the harddrive or the s3 mobo came with any cables so i need to stock up on 2 sata cables for my hd and dvd drive(ata)
from this list http://www.overclockers.co.uk/produc...ortby=priceAsc
does it matter if i get sata or sata2?
note i'd like a blue colour because i have nzxt lexa blue windowed coming to me
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Any sata cable should do it.
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As far as i know SATA and SATA2 are compatible between each other, so the cable has to be the same.
I could'nt be sure though (still stuck on PATA


EDIT: Too late never mind
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thanks, rep up both.
dunno why some cables are called sata and some are sata2 though...if they are the same thing
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post #5 of 9
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thanks, rep up both.
dunno why some cables are called sata and some are sata2 though...if they are the same thing
as far as i know its the HDD that is Sata1/2 not the cable, i think its a marketing thing when they call a cable a sata2 cable.
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they're the same, though i noticed the newer cables that came with my DFI were thinner then my old Asus
    
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post #7 of 9
Sata I and Sata II cables are essentially the same. They have similar internal resistances, with the only significant difference is the connector used. Sata II usually features locking mechanisms that provide a secure connection, depends on parts vendor though.
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post #8 of 9
And sata1/2 is'nt the same.

Sata1 features a 150Mb/s datarate.
sata2 features a 300Mb/s datarate.

Sata1 is adequate for today's harddisks, while sata2's prepared for the future
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post #9 of 9
The Sata I and Sata II standards aren't the same as their transfer bandwith's are very different. This thread was talking about the cabling and in most cases the end connectors and shield are about the only difference. Other than the above listed the cable's for Sata I and Sata II are identical.
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