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Is there a difference in cabling, my motherboard says it supports serialATA, will this cover SATAII also?

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Cables are idential. Sometimes SATA II has a clip mechanism on the plugs.
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Well and speeds are different also. SATA1 =150MB/S SATA2 =300MB/S
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Is there a difference in cabling, my motherboard says it supports serialATA, will this cover SATAII also?

Thanks.
SATA II drives are completely backwards compatible with motherboards that only support SATA speeds. They just won't run at the faster 3.0Gbps spec... they'll default back down to 1.5Gbps.

There should be no difference in the SATA cable being used to connect the drive.
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