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Are SATA 3 cables necessary?

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Fellow Forum Members,
I just got a motherboard that has six SATA 3 ports and several of the older SATA 2 ports. Are SATA2 cables the same as SATA 3 Cables? Are the SATA 3 cables necessary if I'm connecting a 6 gb/sec SSD hard drive to a SATA 3 port? OR are the old SATA 2 cables the same thing?
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same as sata 2, it's marketing.
http://www.allpinouts.org/index.php/...ATA_3Gb.2Fs.29
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What he said.
Same s**t different box.
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