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Sata 3 cable in a sata 2 hdd

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September 23, 2013 7:02:03 PM

My motherboard is sata 3 and I am pretty sure my hdd is sata 2, can I use a sata 3 cable in a sata 2 drive?

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a b G Storage
September 23, 2013 7:09:21 PM

Yes.
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a b G Storage
September 23, 2013 7:18:34 PM

yes, there really isn't a sata III cable. they are all the same.

see this test:http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/SATA-cables-I...

in terms of ports, all ports are backwards compatible. (i.e sata 3 ports with with sata 2 and sata 1 devices)
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September 23, 2013 7:26:44 PM

yes, and i don't think they are fast enough. We wont even notice the difference between sata 2 and 3 for hdd. Unless you have ssd's
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September 24, 2013 2:50:46 AM

So any sata cable will work?
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a b G Storage
September 24, 2013 2:46:17 PM

yup
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a c 812 G Storage
September 24, 2013 3:47:37 PM

sata cables have no versions. they are just sata cables. Any cable that doesn't work for sata3 didnt meet sata specs to begin with.
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