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#1 nickos

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 03:33 AM

hi to all,

 

please i wish to know if a sata2 cable can be used on hard disk with sata3 and vice versa

 

both sata cables look the same but sata3 cable is more expensive than sata2 cable

 

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 08:38 AM

Yes, SATA cables are interchangeable. However, if your motherboard is set up for SATA3, using a SATA2 cable will slow the data flow, and slow your computer big time. Same is reversed; using a SATA3 cable on a SATA2 motherboard will do nothing. Your computer will not run faster.


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Posted 06 February 2017 - 08:48 AM

Depending what were talking about of course, even S-ATA1 will do the job for a optical drive or old stile hdd with out bottle necking anything, if were talking SSD then all that changes and your S-ATA version will mater.



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Posted 06 February 2017 - 11:20 AM

hi and many thanks for the replies

 

my motherboard an old asus p8h61 socket 1155 is not compatible with the sata3 standard but my hard disk support sata3

 

my sata cable is sata2 so i understand that my drive is limited to run on sata2 not because of the sata2 cable but because of my motherboard limitation

 

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 11:27 AM

For hard disk, SATA 2 is more than fast enough anyway.

 

There are no difference between SATA 2 and SATA 3 cables. Well, perhaps SATA 3 cables have bit better quality and so can better handle SATA 3 transfer speeds.

 

But with hard disk (not SSD), SATA 2 is OK and SATA 3 gives no advantage.



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Posted 06 February 2017 - 12:33 PM

thanks for the detailed informations

 

please, let me ask one last thing..

 

can i use a sata2 cable for a sata3 hard disk / motherboard without any problems ?

 

both cables looks the same but sata3 cables are a little bit more expensive than sata2 cables

 

thanks



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Posted 06 February 2017 - 01:20 PM

https://forums.anandtech.com/threads/sata-2-vs-sata-3-cables-any-difference.2353543/

 

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 01:54 PM

For HDD, SATA 2 cable is as good as SATA 3 cable, no matter if HDD supports SATA 3 or not.



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Posted 06 February 2017 - 02:19 PM

 

can i use a sata2 cable for a sata3 hard disk / motherboard without any problems ?

@nickos:  please re-read my post #3 above.


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Posted 07 February 2017 - 10:52 AM

understood my friend

 

thanks for the replies 


Edited by nickos, 07 February 2017 - 10:52 AM.





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