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Sata cable confusion

Last response: in Storage
December 30, 2010 7:27:39 AM

Can you use a sata 1 cable on a sata 2 hard drive on a sata 2 motherboard?

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December 30, 2010 11:12:54 AM

yes you can - the cables and sockets / HDD's are designed to backwards compatible. Most users will not see any performance difference between to two standarda as HDD's dont reach the maximum transfer rate of SATA 3.0 gb/s - however if you have an SSD you will see some improvements
December 30, 2010 11:21:17 AM

SATA 1 and SATA 2 cables are the same thing.

Some say SATA 2 cables are better quality.. but you can still get good SATA 1 or *** SATA 2 so I don't really go along with that.

You'll have no problems using an older cable for your HDD and motherboard.