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September 10, 2007 9:45:05 PM

Hello All,
Quick question:

I was under the impression that all SATA cables were the same. (i.e. SATA-I = SATA-II for cables) however, as I get ready to build my system, I found on thermaltakes's website that their cables have a maximum transfer rate of 150MB/S. I've attached the link. Can someone please explain?

http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/product/Accessory/CaseMods/RoundCable/RoundCable.asp



Thanks in Advance

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September 11, 2007 12:30:41 AM

I think they are covering there arse on that one... there is no different specification for SATAI or SATAII cables. Any SATAcable will do 300MB/s
September 11, 2007 2:16:26 AM

There is no such thing as SATA-II, and any sata cable should work at any speed, it's probably just an outdated page.
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September 11, 2007 4:02:45 AM

How about the fact that there is no drive currently in production that can even deliver "SATA-I" (which is a misnomer, it's really SATA150) speeds anyway, so who gives a crap. Technically ATA133 is more than enough. I do love all the hype though.
September 11, 2007 5:40:38 PM

Zorg said:
How about the fact that there is no drive currently in production that can even deliver "SATA-I" (which is a misnomer, it's really SATA150) speeds anyway, so who gives a crap. Technically ATA133 is more than enough. I do love all the hype though.


Quoted for truth. Even ATA100 could handle a Raptor just fine, I don't see why people get so hung up on SATA150 vs. SATA300, when both are overkill for a single drive. Also, I'm not sure where people keep getting that there's a "SATA-II", when there definitely isn't.

Just plug it in, if it works, you're good.
September 12, 2007 11:33:50 AM

Ummm... Maybe it's 'cos they can then try to sell a "certified for 300 MB/S" version for more money? Maybe paint them gold and add rhinestones to make them Blingalicious, too...

You can never tell, once the Marketing types get involved.
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