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

  Alpis 16:42 08 Apr 2017

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.

  rdave13 17:06 08 Apr 2017

Yes, get a data 3 cable.

  rdave13 17:08 08 Apr 2017

Should be sata 3 ...

  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.

  rdave13 23:40 08 Apr 2017

Different cables carry different data and different speeds. The cable is important as there is no standard information about the amount of data supplied. As with sata cables the same problems are apparent with HDMI​ 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

  rdave13 09:41 09 Apr 2017

I certainly agree with getting the locking type of sata cable.

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