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Do SATA I cables limit the speed of a SATA III drive?

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Last response: in Storage
August 16, 2014 3:00:52 PM

Is there such thing as SATA I cables that'll limit the speed of SATA III drives? Can any SATA cable support the maximum speed of a SATA III drive?

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a b G Storage
August 16, 2014 6:22:23 PM

most SATA cables will run SATA 3 no prob. only if its really (and I mean really cheap) sata 1 cable will it not be able to support sata 3 speed and cause communication issues. basically if it does have an issue it means that the cable never even met sata 1 requirements

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a c 590 G Storage
August 17, 2014 6:27:11 AM

All SATA cables should transmit data at SATA 3 (6Gb/s) speeds.
As maxwellmelon stated if the cable is made of very cheap materials then it won't reach 6Gb/s speeds.

SATA cables that are advertised/marketed/labeled as "SATA 3 (6Gb/s)" will transmit data at 6Gb/s speeds.