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Do I need a 6gb Sata cable for my new hardrive?

  Alpis 16:42 08 Apr 2017
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Hey! so thinking of buying a second harddrive. Just a simple Seagate Barracuda. (Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5'' HDD SATA 6.0Gb/s, 7200RPM, 64MB cache, 3.5'') So my question is do i need a 6gb sata kabel for it? I belive I have a 6 slot left on my board.

  alanrwood 17:25 08 Apr 2017

To be honest I have never worried about that and run 10 machines all with SSDs which are SATA 6GB (Sata 3)

  Old Deuteronomy 20:06 08 Apr 2017

Use any SATA cables. This comparison test showed no meaningful difference between different cables.

  alanrwood 09:26 09 Apr 2017

Hi rdave, I guess we will differ, especially on HDMI cables. The ridiculous prices that some companies charge for them is a disgrace and a con. A digital signal is either there or not unlike analogue signals which can be degraded by poor cables. As I said I have used normal SATA 2 cables on SATA 3 SSDs without any problem. Much more important is using a good quality cable with locking plugs as the major problem with SATA cables is the fragility of the plugs themselves

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