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 Post subject: Do you need a special cable For SATA II
PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:27 am 
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Heres what I am trying to figure out. Seagate, Western Digital and all the rest are releseing SATA II harddrives now. They are rated up to 3 GBs ps transfer rates. Everyones heard about Seagates 7200.10 drives, perpendicular recording, I know, I got 1. I have found 1 SATA cable that says it designed spcifically for SATA II, and can provide the 3GB throughput. Is it real! I bought the cable when I puchased my drive. I have read since that it is nesassary to have and I have read it is not needed that any SATA cable will work with the same results being reported. SO! Do you need a cable rated for SATA II to reap its benifits, and why is only one guy makin cables ( at least thats all newegg has listed).

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a regular sata cable is all you need to get a sataII drive to work but i couldnt tell you if there was a speed difference


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Silverstone is the only one that claims to provide 3GBps all other SATA cables explain thay are rated at 1.5.


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It doesn't matter since the drive can't actually sustain those speeds. You won't notice a performance difference.


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The silverstone cable I got with my Seagate is noticeably thicker and boast more sheilding. It also sports an angled conector which there have been complaints about but I've had no problems with it. Still why the 3GB rating while every other cable rates at 1.5. Anyone from MaxPC out there got any answers?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 4:28 pm 
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Use the cheap SataII cables used in the DM :P


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