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SSD Noob Question YAY :D

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April 8, 2013 7:21:17 PM

Ok, I was wondering, how do SSDs connect to the motherboard, which cable do they use?

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a b G Storage
April 8, 2013 7:37:38 PM

SSD's use a standard SATA cable and power connector - just like a regular HDD.

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April 8, 2013 7:53:05 PM
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Motherboards normally ship with several SATA cables. They can be used for a variety of devices including solid state drives. The same cables can be used with either SATA 2 3Gb/s ssd's or SATA 3 6Gb/s ssd's.

Sometimes you might see cables being advertised as SATA 2 or SATA 3 cables. It is an advertising gimmick. There is only one international standard for sata cables.
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