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March 12, 2010 1:31:48 PM

Is a thicker sata cable better? Does it even matter? Is it a large difference between one that feels/looks thicker and one that feels/looks thinner and cheaper? Thanks

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a b G Storage
March 12, 2010 3:32:36 PM

No difference at all.

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a c 415 G Storage
March 12, 2010 5:32:14 PM
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There's a difference between internal and external SATA (vs. eSATA) cables - the external cables are shielded and together with the slightly boosted voltages this relaxes the length restriction.

If you compare two internal cables, they *should* both perform equivalently. But if one is obviously flimsier that the other then it may not be as robust. I personally like my cables to at least *look* like they'll hold up under duress.
March 12, 2010 6:54:29 PM

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