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Does a 6 Gbps SSD have to have a 6 Gbps sata cable?

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#1 bruceb3


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Posted 23 June 2011 - 03:29 PM

I just replaced my motherboard with a Gigabyte X58A-UD3R that supports the new 6 Gbps ssd drives. I installed an OCZ Agility 3. The sata cables that come with the motherboard are labeled 3 Gbps. Yes, I have the ssd plugged into one of the 6Gbps sata ports. My question is, do I have to have a special 6 Gbps cable to realize the full potential of the drive? Thanks.
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 03:45 PM

No, SATA2 and SATA3 use the same cable specifications so there's no need to purchase special cables.

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 12:02 PM

for tips, firmware updates and such.

Also suggested to only use Windows 7 with this drive.

Some SSDs work better on one controller than another, as an Example customer supplied parts Intel SSD performed better on a Intel SATA port then the Marvel SATA3 port.

Also you may want to go here and read the reviews, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227725

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