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Hey everyone. My Asus Sabertooth X58 came with 4 SATA cables, two that were "regular" and two that were "SATA 6GB/s cables" that appeared to only have a white stripe near the connector. Anyways, I plan on getting a couple extra hard drives for storage with my Christmas money, so I was just wondering if there is even such a thing as Sata 6GB/s cables and if they are the same as any SATA cable, but just what Asus calls a "Sata 6 cable".

EDIT: Sorry, I guess what I'm saying is can I use these cables with Sata 3.0 GB/s devices?

Thanks much!
Edited by axizor - 12/20/10 at 8:06am
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9: Does SATA 6Gb/s require different connectors and cables to support the higher
transfer speed?

A9: The same cables and connectors used for current SATA 1.5 and SATA 3.0 Gb/s
implementations can be used to connect SATA 6Gb/s devices, although SATA-IO recommends
quality components be selected to ensure data integrity and robust operation at the faster SATA
6Gb/s transfer rate. Keeping the existing SATA connector form factor enables SATA 6Gb/s to
be designed into the same cost-conscious hardware architectures while minimizing
infrastructure changes.

Im guessing sata 6 cables are higher quality? Like cat5>cat3
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9: Does SATA 6Gb/s require different connectors and cables to support the higher
transfer speed?

A9: The same cables and connectors used for current SATA 1.5 and SATA 3.0 Gb/s
implementations can be used to connect SATA 6Gb/s devices, although SATA-IO recommends
quality components be selected to ensure data integrity and robust operation at the faster SATA
6Gb/s transfer rate. Keeping the existing SATA connector form factor enables SATA 6Gb/s to
be designed into the same cost-conscious hardware architectures while minimizing
infrastructure changes.

Im guessing sata 6 cables are higher quality? Like cat5>cat3
Thanks for your answer. I edited my original post, but my main question is if I can use them with Sata 3.0 GB/s devices.
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Most definitely
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Most definitely
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No there is no difference. I promise you, its a gimmick, same pins, same pin setup, same wire thickness, maybe different look, but it has been proven on these forums in the SSD section that its a gimmick, there was a 9 page thread non stop people flaming the person who did it, because it wasted their time and there is not such think as an sata^g cable.
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Thank you sir!

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Im guessing sata 6 cables are higher quality? Like cat5>cat3
There is no such thing as a "SATA 6Gb/s" cables.... they are all the same same. There is no additional certification for it.
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There is no such thing as a "SATA 6Gb/s" cables.... they are all the same same. There is no additional certification for it.
What Duckie said.

There has only been 1 SATA cable. "SATA 3Gb/s" and "SATA 6Gb/s" branded cables are just marketing garbage to trick people into buying more cables.

SATA is not like USB or Firewire where you need new cables.
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